Our Orwellian Pentagon

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At least the replacement of Rear Admiral John Kirby as the Pentagon’s spokesman by a civilian, Peter Cook, has had this continuing benefit: when Cook shimmies and prevaricates and generally makes a mockery of plain speaking, we can console ourselves that it’s no longer a man in uniform so debasing himself.

One U.S. Service Member Killed, Two Wounded in Afghanistan

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KABUL (Reuters) – One member of the U.S. armed forces was killed and another two were wounded in the southern Afghan province of Helmand where fierce fighting has been going on between Taliban insurgents and Afghan government forces, a U.S. army spokesman said on Tuesday.