Attending the ‘World’s Biggest UFO Conference’ Showed Me It's a Golden Age for Believers
We spoke to attendees of ‘Contact in the Desert’ about the U.S. military’s recent acknowledgment that UFOs are maybe a thing.
Framing Climate Change as a 'National Security Threat' Is Dangerous
Understanding climate change as a national security threat putting “military readiness” at risk postures refugees as a threat and the U.S. military as threatened.
Whale Freed From Harness Was 'Likely' Trained by Russian Navy
We talked to the Norwegian marine biologist who freed a beluga whale from a harness that said "Equipment of St. Petersburg."
In States That Won’t Legalize Weed, Veterans Are Changing Minds
Man Acquitted on Charges He Tried to Fatten Himself Up with Fried Chicken to Avoid Army Service
Prosecutors argued that the 22-year-old Korean man intentionally gorged himself on chicken and booze before his physical exam.
The Trans Ban Is in Effect, And Service Members Are Now in Jeopardy
I carried caskets in Arlington National Cemetery. I folded American flags for loved ones. I didn’t know anything about the gender identity or sexuality of those I carried—just that they died in service and wore the flag of this country to the grave.
North Korea Advertises Military Hardware on Twitter, YouTube, Defying Sanctions
Glocom is a front company for North Korea to sell sanctions violating military equipment. But, even after some tech companies clamped down, Glocom kept up its presence on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
The US Army Somehow Thought This Rap Recruitment Video Was a Good Idea
'Uniform: paid for. Electric bill: paid for. Water bill: paid for.'
Department of Defense Uses 'Categories' of Transgender People to Defend Ban
In emails, the DoD insisted that their proposed transgender policy is not a ban, because trans people can serve—as long as they don’t transition.
War on Drugs
The Pentagon Spent Billions Fighting the War on Drugs Without Even Asking for a Plan
A new government watchdog report says the Pentagon has paid states billions of dollars for counter-narcotics operations without ever asking what would be done with that money.
The American Military Sucks at Cybersecurity
A new report from US military watchdogs outlines hundreds of cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Why Some Young Vets Are Becoming Personal Trainers
"If veterans can take their skills—the teaching others, the physical fitness, and the service element—and they can make a career out of it, it’s like they never left the service. They’re doing the same thing except they don’t have a gun in their hands."