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TV Interview: The Center for Climate and Security on Climate Change and Syria

On Saturday, July 25, the Center for Climate and Security’s Caitlin Werrell and Francesco Femia spoke to MSNBC’s Alex Witt about the intersection of climate change, natural resource mismanagement and instability in Syria, as well as the broader national and international security implications of a changing climate. 63 more words

Climate And Security

Blame higher education for America’s potentially weaker military

The law of unintended consequences is alive and well in a strange place: more Americans are going to college, which is a good thing, but it has reduced the quality of officers joining the military. 886 more words


U.S. defence secretary says airstrike killed senior Al-Qaida commander

IRBIL, Iraq – U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that a U.S. airstrike recently killed a senior Al-Qaida operational commander in eastern Afghanistan.

The airstrike killed Abu Khalil Al-Sudani on July 11, Carter said in a brief statement given to reporters travelling with him in Iraq. 196 more words


Marine Veteran Asked to Leave the Front of Recruiting Office - Freedom Force

(Insanity piled on top of stupidity–S.T. Lloyd)

It has long been the spirit of the American people to not only see what needs to be done, but just taking hold of the task and get it done. 130 more words

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US-trained Iraqi troops to join Ramadi counteroffensive

BAGHDAD – For the first time, Iraqi troops trained by the U.S.-led coalition have been added to the assault force Iraq is using to retake the city of Ramadi, a U.S. 915 more words


Sebastian Junger writing book on troops returning home

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sebastian Junger’s next book will continue his reporting on veterans, this time on what happens when they return home.

Hachette Book Group imprint Twelve told The Associated Press on Wednesday that its plans a May 2016 release for Junger’s “Tribe.” The book is a sequel to “War,” which drew upon his time with U.S. 65 more words