BuzzFeed News has obtained a memo in which an ICE whistleblower says two immigrants got preventable surgeries and two were given the wrong drugs. Four died — one after getting "grossly negligent" care.
The Afghanistan Papers reflect what we soldiers knew on the ground: "Victory" was always an empty talking point.
Ed Beck"But what [the Papers] really expose is the official illusion of progress, and the apocryphal ability of the American military to solve any overseas problem with its might and ingenuity, that’s been sold to the electorate by Republicans & Democrats alike"
In an exclusive interview, the presidential candidate reveals the clients he worked with, what he did for them, and how the experience shaped the way he solves problems.
Ed Becklol “In Iraq, it had to do with a lot of state-owned enterprises that were learning to function in the post-Saddam world, helping them with basic stuff like business planning that just hadn’t been done in the style of international business norms..."
Former soldier behind group recorded saying he wants to build up infantry force
Ed Beck“A network of elite German combatants with links to far-right “prepper” circles secretly trained civilians in “commando-like structures”, raising fears the group planned to build up a paramilitary fighting unit.”
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A US official says the Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a Florida naval base had hosted a dinner party the night before to watch videos of mass shootings. The...
Ed Beck“One of the three students who attended the dinner party videotaped outside the building while the shooting was taking place...Two other Saudi students watched from a car, the official said.”
The aggressive approaches are "an awful new normal."
Ed Beck“The next month, Rebecca Dalelio, a participant at a protest at the California state capitol, was charged with assault and vandalism when police say she threw a menstrual cup full of blood on lawmakers in the gallery.”
Ed BeckI mean... "Cockfighting has provided a lawful mean to socialize, get inspired, have a purpose and others to care for which keeps them thriving and motivated. The same values instilled in our military are part of this national cultural sport."
How hard-charging New York operative Lis Smith helped<b> </b>turn an obscure Indiana mayor into a national name.
Ed BeckOf course. — “I am a liberal Democrat, but I was so into the McCain thing. I romanticize it. I have talked to all the guys who see in the shots. I fucking love John McCain. Why do I fucking love John McCain? Because he was a badass.”
VoteVets is the first major organization to endorse the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who served in Afghanistan with the Navy.
Ed BeckMuch like Pete himself, this makes perfect sense when you realize VV is first and foremost a fundraising machine. Done some good, but essentially one well-connected vet w/ a giant email list, not a full-fledged or member-led veterans interest group/VSO.