Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

Rand Paul wants to end the draft as a tribute to Muhammad Ali

Originally published at Rare The death of Muhammad Ali has reignited a debate about the outspoken athlete’s legacy, particularly his famous refusal to be drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. Now, Rand Paul is getting in on the discussion. Paul recently introduced an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act that would end […]

A heartwarming new approach to helping veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress

Originally published at Rare Cole Lyle is a 26-year-old veteran of the War in Afghanistan. Upon returning home to Texas, he faced what so many of his fellow soldiers contend with: Unrelenting bouts of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTS) that upended the life he’d known before his deployment. Burdened with the weight of carrying his […]

How Rand Paul plans to stop the sale of U.S. weapons to Pakistan

Originally published at Rare Senator Rand Paul is about to introduce a creative resolution that would halt U.S. arms sales to the government of Pakistan. “This power hasn’t been used since the Reagan administration,” Paul told Rare, citing a 1986 push to stop arms salesto Saudi Arabia. Sen. Paul said it’s dangerous for the U.S. government to […]

Donald Trump’s muddled foreign policy is not libertarian

Originally published at Rare As a libertarian Republican, I know how it feels to be outnumbered, especially in a post-Paul presidential primary. Saturday’s GOP debate brought that to light more than ever, featuring very little in the way of discussing limited government. Rand Paul always said that debt is the number one threat to our […]

“Assassination”: New whistleblower shows how America has become addicted to drones

Originally published at Rare The Intercept, a publication founded by Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the journalists to whom Edward Snowden leaked classified information about the NSA, published a new series called “The Drone Papers” on Thursday. This multifaceted project reveals the classified inner-workings of President Obama’s drone program, a military operation his administration has […]