Happy Veterans Day

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 9:20 am

We should all take a moment today, Veterans Day, to thank people in the military for their service.

They are decent and sincere men and women who joined believing they would serve their nation, or were looking for a job, an education, college money or some adventure, or all of the above. They then get sucked into America’s political wars. Civilians start wars, not soldiers.


Something new to “drone” on about

By: Friday September 19, 2014 1:30 am

Over the past several years several scandals have hit the Air Force with a familiar theme.

Well, this is…uh, discomforting

By: Wednesday January 29, 2014 1:30 am

The last scandal of any note I recall in the Air Force (other than droning middle eastern weddings for which they are merely the tool) was the attempted evangelizing rampant at the Air Force Academy.
Which leads me to wonder whether that played any precipitating role in this

Late Night: Hey Air Force, Shut the Front Door!

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00 pm

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Or the back, depending on how you look at it. But either way, the Air Force needs shut that door.

Religious Right Pushing a False Story About Anti-Christian Persecution in the Air Force

By: Monday September 16, 2013 11:25 am

Conservatives and the religious right are under the sad impression that they have found of story of anti-Christian discrimination in the military so juicy that the Family Research Council, the Liberty Counsel, entities of Fox News, and even Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association are teaming up to talk about it.

Yeah, wild blue yonder and all that usual bs

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 1:30 am

The disturbing thing is that incidents like the above are considered parts of the “freedom” the military is always proclaimed unthinkingly of protecting as a political ritual.

The Week at The Dissenter—A Major Report on Government Secrecy & Naziism in US Military Training

By: Saturday July 30, 2011 7:00 pm

This blog has been alive and kicking for two weeks now. At the end of every week, FDL’s The Dissenter will take a brief look back at what was covered during the week for anyone that missed out.

Air Force Teaching Guide Minimizes History of Recruiting Nazis, Part One

By: Thursday July 28, 2011 11:30 am

Why does the United States Air Force, in their teaching materials provided to ICBM missile combat crew at Air Force Global Strike Command, present such a sympathetic portrayal of former Nazi scientist and SS officer Werner von Braun, and why does the Air Force limit their discussion about Nazi involvement in the U.S. space program to “only one man,” von Braun? The reason is simple, but shocking to many, as the history has been largely covered-up, or relegated to out-of-print history books: the U.S. missile program, and much of its military science program in the post-World War II period, was imported wholesale from the Nazis, including their leading scientists.

New Surveillance Drone to Overwhelm Military With Useless Video

By: Sunday January 2, 2011 2:40 pm

The Washington Post informs us Sunday that the Air Force will soon be deploying new drone surveillance technology that the military claims will enable movements across an entire town to be monitored “in real time.” Of course, there are significant questions about just how this technology will be of value.

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