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Military: No Presidential Authorization Needed to Put Down “Civil Disturbances”

A recent Department of Defense instruction alters the US code applying to the military’s involvement in domestic law enforcement by allowing US troops to quell “civil disturbances” domestically without any Presidential authorization, greasing the skids for a de facto military

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Suicides in US Military Exceed Combat Deaths

Suicide in the US military has sharply increased this year, hitting a rate of almost one death per day, figures show. Suicides outnumbered combat deaths in US troops in 2008 and 2009 As of 3 June, 2012 active-duty suicides reached

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