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Pentagon budget slashes Army size to smallest since World War II due to spending caps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Monday it would slash the Army to pre-World War Two levels, eliminate the popular A-10 aircraft and reduce military benefits in order to meet 2015 spending caps, setting up an election-year fight with Congress over defense priorities. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, discussing the…

Army denies requests to reveal results of PTSD study

Multiple public information requests for the results of an extensive inquiry into the treatment of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been denied according to NBC News, but the Army says the results will be made public sooner or later. The probe centers on Madigan Army Medical Center in…

Dear Leader mobilizes Army unit for deployment on American streets – armed with Tasers

This is no tin-foil hattery, it comes to us from an Army Times article. Of course it starts off sounding like a benign effort to secure the homeland, but don’t you think this unprecedented move in the hands of someone like Bush (or hot-tempered McCain — or worse, fundie Palin)…

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