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What Pleases? [Descriptive Drabble in Creative Language]

What pleases?

Trees, water, fire and sky.

Trees tower, cover, house and spread. They bloom and hold vines, they color and they shed.

Water crashes, trickles, cleans and reflects. 193 more words

U.S. soldier who slaughtered 16 Afghan villagers says he was ‘consumed by war’

TACOMA, Wash. – The U.S. soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments. 549 more words



Today I glanced over at a table in the chow hall and sitting there together were two of the more well-known inmates: Manning and Sgt. Bales… 95 more words

By Captain Incarcerated

Partial Afghan Security Deal Reached, Kerry Says.

KABUL, Afghanistan  — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said a partial agreement was reached with Afghanistan on a security accord, but the potentially deal-breaking issue of jurisdiction for… 667 more words

United States

Different Perspectives: The West Is No Less Violent Than The Middle East

For years I used to try and convince people that Islam is not so bad at all, and that terrorists are just a few bad apples in an inherently good system. 726 more words


Electrical brain stimulation for soldiers: a shot in the dark

Ever since the invention of the two-handed club, warfare and technology have been inextricably linked. More often than not, the humans who are sent into battle have been mere pawns in these hi-tech contests. 775 more words


The Case Against

It seems that the official presumption in Washington is that on almost any question of foreign policy the country ought to defer to the President, and that the President ought to defer to those urging rapid and military response, rather than anything slow (coalition building) or non-military (diplomacy). 2,629 more words