from The Great Debate UK:

Should We Ban Autonomous Weapons?

By Guest Contributor
February 25, 2014

--Charles Blanchard is a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, and a panelist at the Chatham House conference on autonomous weapons. He was formerly general counsel of the US Air Force. The opinions expressed are his own.--

from Photographers' Blog:

Commemorating Operation Pedestal

August 14, 2013

Valletta, Malta

By Darrin Zammit Lupi

In ever dwindling numbers, elderly war veterans keep their annual mid-August appointment in Valletta's Grand Harbour to take part in a commemorative service marking the anniversary of Operation Pedestal. Known to the Maltese as the Santa Marija convoy (as it had reached the island on the feast day of Our Lady of the Assumption, an important day in Malta's religious calendar), Pedestal was a desperate attempt by the Allied forces to get much-needed supplies of food, fuel and ammunition to the bomb-battered island of Malta in August 1942, at the height of the war in the Mediterranean.

from Expert Zone:

Opting for lean and mean armies

By S K Chatterji
July 25, 2012

(The views expressed in this column are the author's own and do not represent those of Reuters)

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Join the army, and pamper yourself!

November 11, 2011

Now, if you just sign on the dotted line, son, it'll be official. You'll be a private in the U.S. Army.

from FaithWorld:

Israeli military enlisting frontline rabbis, critic warns creating against “God’s army”

July 4, 2011

(A Jewish rabbi instructs an Israeli Border Policeman to recite prayers as he prays in the neighborhood of Gilo on the outskirts of Jerusalem October 23, 2000./Peter Andrews)

from FaithWorld:

Hizb ut-Tahrir urges Pakistanis to take to the streets for Islamic rule

July 1, 2011

(A protester pokes his head through a banner during a demonstration by members of Hizb ut-Tahrir outside the Syrian embassy in central London, May 7, 2011/Andrew Winning)

from FaithWorld:

Israel’s army chief under fire about God reference in memorial rites

June 27, 2011

(An Israeli army rabbi (L) recites prayers as he leads the funeral procession for a soldier killed in southern Lebanon, 1 Feb 2000/Jim Hollander. )

from FaithWorld:

Egypt’s Grand Mufti prays with generals, urges Muslim-Christian unity

By Reuters Staff
March 11, 2011

interfaith tahrir

(A rally to demonstrate unity between Muslims and Christians at Tahrir Square in Cairo March 11, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

from FaithWorld:

U.S. military chaplains air issues

February 17, 2011

chaplain

(A U.S. army chaplain leads a Sunday service in a chapel in the U.S. forces' camp in Baghdad, January 28, 2007/Erik de Castro)

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Army, Allah and America: on Pakistani pitfalls and the future of Egypt

January 30, 2011

egyptAll countries are unique and comparing two of the world's most populous Muslim countries, Egypt and Pakistan, is as risky as comparing Britain to France at the time of the French Revolution. But many of the challenges likely to confront Egypt as it emerges from the mass protests against the 30-year-rule of President Hosni Mubarak are similar to those Pakistan has faced in the past, and provide at least a guide on what questions need to be addressed.  In Pakistan, they are often summarised as the three A's -- Army, Allah and America.