If sexual assault in the military has persisted with a nauseating frequency of terror, shame, and muted protest, this week has amplified that signal to a roar. On Monday, the officer in charge of the Air Force's Sexual Prevention and Response unit was charged with sexual battery for assaulting a wom ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced yesterday that they're packing some major heat. And, by heat, we mean the recovery of 154 illegal firearms seized in undercover police operations dating back to 2011. The NYPD launched three different undercover ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg appeared on a Super Bowl-themed Meet The Press segment this morning, and sounded off on topics like increasing taxes for the wealthy, his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Super Bowl ad and the potential for an Iraq War veterans' parade in the city. Paired with Indiana Governor Mitch Danie ... More >>
Soldiers reflect on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
I've noticed them all over the place, casually hanging out at various gay club events without the usual horror of getting caught. Some of them even pose for photos with amazed onlookers.
Military training programs could return to the campus, four decades after they were banned
From 'Goldeneye,' not real life.They help predict your weather, connect your phone calls, and broadcast your CSI: Miami. Add one more thing to the list of what satellites can do: Watch your ass. Space News (a great source for space news) reports that a pair of Northrop Grumman satellites trac ... More >>
A giant catapult used to launch pot into Arizona from Mexico has been discovered and seized, which is a major bummer. Because...it's a giant drug catapult! The Mexican Army located it after U.S. National Guard troops noticed it on surveillance video. It's apparently 9 feet tall and can launch 4 1/2 ... More >>
Stars and Stripes is reporting that the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy cost $53,000 per dismissal. According to the Government Accounting Office, the military newspaper reports, the Department of Defense spent "$200 million in administrative, recruiting and retraining costs over six ... More >>
Ring ceremony: Reid and Choi2010 was one of the gayest political years ever. Here's our take on the 10 gayest stories we reported on — throughout the five boroughs, the nation, and the world.
A 63-33 bipartisan vote early on Saturday afternoon allows the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which would allow openly gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the United States military, to advance to a final vote. The vote comes after a Pentagon report ruled that the military faces littl ... More >>
pandagon.netThe News has some of the further adventures of former Representative Eric Massa in the Navy (briefly: if the stories are true, he's sexually harassed subordinates and has serious boundary issues), and they invited an expert to tell us what it all means: "It's a cautionary tale" of ... More >>
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