The US Army Asked Twitter How Service has Impacted People. The Answers were Gut-Wrenching
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The US Army Asked Twitter How Service has Impacted People. The Answers were Gut-Wrenching

After posting a video of a young recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself “as a man and a warrior”, the US Army tweeted, “How has serving impacted you?” As of this writing, the post has over 5,300 responses. Most of them are heartbreaking. “My daughter was raped while…

Tweeting in the Rain
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Tweeting in the Rain

You’ve probably had your fill of the media coverage, punditry, tweets, and wisecracks surrounding President Trump’s controversial trip to Paris, officially undertaken to honor the Allied soldiers, especially the Americans, who perished in France during World War I. By now, we’re used to the president’s words and deeds prompting eye-rolling and jokes. But on this…

L’enfant Terrible? Macron Taunts Trump on Armistice Day Amid Talk of Empire and EU Army
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L’enfant Terrible? Macron Taunts Trump on Armistice Day Amid Talk of Empire and EU Army

French President Macron rebuked the concept of ‘nationalism’ during Armistice Day celebrations marking the end of WWI. At the same time, his government was pondering the merits of empire and building an all-European army. Donald Trump’s trip to France got off to a bumpy start, and the world is still experiencing the turbulence today. Ahead…

Can Saudi Arabia Fight its Own Fight? History Shows Heavy Reliance on Mercenaries, Militias and the US
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Can Saudi Arabia Fight its Own Fight? History Shows Heavy Reliance on Mercenaries, Militias and the US

During President Trump’s now infamous visit to Saudi Arabia, Washington and Riyadh signed arms deals amounting to almost $110 billion, a move viewed by some as fueling an arms race in an already dangerous Middle East. In the past decade, it has become clear that there is a Saudi quest to move from a country…