About the young man he had to kill when fighting at the Battle of the Bulge:
The video was made by Rauch Bros. Animation in conjunction with StoryCorps, whos “mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.” I’m gonna have to take a better look around that site when I have more time, it sounds really amazing.
A dozen U.S. soldiers are charged with organizing a secret “kill team” which allegedly murdered Afghan civilians at random and cut fingers and other body parts from corpses as trophies, according to new documents released by the U.S. military.
Full story – HERE
Looks decent, but might be kind of slow.
Related: Slate explores the question of if Freelance assassins really exist. The short answer is “yes”.
A belt of bullets lays across photos of women adorning the armor of a Stryker vehicle on June 11, 2010 north of Jalaulah, Diyala Province, Iraq. (Warrick Page/Getty Images)
Some powerful pictures in the set as usual.
Full photoset – HERE
According to China’s People’s Daily Online, the Taliban have taught monkeys to recognize U.S. Military uniforms and shoot at the soldiers using AK-47s, Bren machine guns, and mortars.
Full Story – HERE
Ugh, lets hope there are no splinter cells here at zoos in the United States.
On the plus side, i’m pretty confident a monkey wouldn’t have very advanced military tactics, and could easily be taken out with a .22 LR or enticed to stop shooting with some more food.
Thanks to this story, I will no longer associate monkeys and AKs with this cute picture.
Almost a century ago and without the aid of any pixel-generating computer software, the itinerant photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectacles that choreographed living bodies into symbolic formations of religious and national community. In these mass ornaments, thousands of military troops and other groups were arranged artfully to form American patriotic symbols, emblems, and military insignia visible from a bird’s eye perspective. During World War I, these military formations came to serve as rallying points to support American involvement in the war and to ward off isolationist tendencies.
More Info – HERE
Lots more pictures – HERE
*Click them to view full-size*
(The photographs appear to be on display at the Hammer Gallery in Chicago, IL)
Simply amazing; the use of perspective is incredible. It would be neat to see this done again.
I wonder if there was a lot of complaining back then? I’m sure there would be plenty today if soldiers were ordered to be involved in this type of project.