The Military's Media Megaphone and the U.S. Global Military Presence

By Tom Engelhardt

To grasp the changing nature of military influence domestically, consider the military's relationship to the media. Its media megaphone offers a measure of the reach and influence of that behemoth, what kinds of pressures it can apply in support of its own version of foreign policy, and just how, under its weight, the relationship between the civilian and military high commands is changing.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26313.htm



'They Kill Alex'

By Chris Hedges

Military recruiters, who often have offices in high schools, prey on young men like Alex, who was first approached when he was 16. They cater to their insecurities, their dreams and their economic deprivation.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26318.htm



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