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US Medal of Honor marine Dakota Meyer sues BAE Systems

That’s the headline for this BBC story, which discusses how Sgt Dakota Meyer, 23, is suing BAE for defamation for comments made after he was critical of planned sales of advanced sniper scopes to Pakistan. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest US military accolade, for saving 36 lives in Afghanistan. Sgt Meyer […]

USO & “Supporting the Troops”

I know the USO is popular, and from what little I know (and from what little I care) they seem to do good work. But this internet ad they’re running on OpenLeft and elsewhere struck me the wrong way. The first thing I noticed is the soldier, in such a position of deep emotion that […]