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      "The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans organization, supporting present active duty military personnel along with its commitment to all veterans and their families." 11-04

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      "Dedovshchina is the name given to the informal system of subjugation of new junior recruits for the Russian armed services, MVD, and border guards to soldiers of the last year of service. It involves violent (and sometimes fatal) hazing but is not limited to it. It is often cited as a major source of poor morale in the ranks." 8-05

  3. Military Terms (MSBC News)
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      "One division is made up of at least three brigades with between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers." 03-07

  4. New "Force Field" to Protect U. S. Tanks (
      "The Trophy active protection system creates something equivalent to a hemispheric "force field" around the protected vehicle. It has three elements providing – Threat Detection and Tracking, Launching and Intercept functions. The Threat Detection and Warning subsystem consists of several sensors, including flat-panel radars, placed at strategic locations around the protected vehicle, to provide full hemispherical coverage." 04-06

  5. Rape Victims Say Military Labels Them With a Personality Disorder (CNN News)
      No records are available for the number of women reporting sexual assault who were then discharged from the military for a personality disorder. However, "Military records show the personality disorder diagnosis is being used disproportionately on women, according to military records obtained by Yale Law School's Veterans Legal Services Clinic under a Freedom of Information Act request."

      "A personality diagnosis discharge can carry a heavy financial burden."

      "In the military's eyes, a personality disorder diagnosis is a pre-existing condition and does not constitute a service-related disability. That means sexual assault victims with personality disorder discharges don't receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help with their trauma. They can still apply for benefits, but it's considered an uphill battle." 04-12

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      "The world is increasingly becoming a more military place, it feels like we have entered a new modified cold war filled with groups who have no country and no flag. In the past couple of years it is has become clear that the strongest armies in the world are not the ones with the largest number of guns."


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