• U.S. military intervention in the Dominican Republic
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    U.S. military intervention in the Dominican Republic

    [♪upbeat music♪] This Week in Army History In 1965 during the height of the Cold War, Americans were concerned about the Communist influence in the Western hemisphere. This was particularly true with respect to the Caribbean Basin following Cuba’s Communist Revolution in 1959. The Dominican Republic endured a constant struggle for political control between Communist-sympathizing leftist groups and conservative business and military leaders. On April 24, a group of leftist forces unexpectedly deposed the Dominican leadership. Crowds took to the streets throughout the capital of Santo Domingo and quickly overwhelmed the Dominican security forces. The US ambassador, W. Tapley Bennett, Jr, described the situation as “collective madness.” To authorities in…

  • The Dangerous Global Consequences of a Syria Intervention
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    The Dangerous Global Consequences of a Syria Intervention

    PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. We’re continuing our series of interviews, trying to have a better understanding of the forces in conflict and in play in Syria. Now joining us again is Sami Ramadani. He’s a senior lecturer in sociology at the London Metropolitan University. He was a political refugee in Iraq, Saddam’s regime. And he joins us again now from London. Thanks for joining us again, Sami. RAMADANI: Most welcome. JAY: So, again, if you haven’t watched the previous parts, well, you should, because we’re just going to pick up the conversation. So let’s start with Russia and then China, but…

  • Episode 4 – Case Study – Debriefing in Crisis Intervention.mp4
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    Episode 4 – Case Study – Debriefing in Crisis Intervention.mp4

    There is an essential need for crisis intervention skills- -within the Swedish Armed Forces. An increasing part of military personnel are stationed abroad- -on international assignments- -and many experience stressful and traumatic situations while on mission. How people are affected by such events is individual- -and depends on things like previous experiences- -ability to handle stress and psychological stability. To avoid psychological damage from traumatic experiences- -a well structured crisis intervention system is important. Debriefing conversations are one part of this system. Today, debriefing education and training- -is conducted in a classroom environment. First, the course students attend lectures and classes- -where theories on the subject are discussed. After the…

  • Confederate Navy Baby LeMat Grapeshot Revolver
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    Confederate Navy Baby LeMat Grapeshot Revolver

    Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on forgottenweapons.com. I’m Ian, I’m here at the James D. Julia auction house up in Maine taking a look at some of the guns that they’re going to be selling in their upcoming October of 2016 firearms auction, and what we’re taking a look at today is one of the versions of the LeMat revolver that I didn’t have a chance to take a look at in a previous video I did covering the whole development of this series of interesting grapeshot revolvers. Now I know what you’re thinking–it’s not “did he fire eight shots or nine?”, it’s “that looks awfully…

  • Why America’s Military Must Be Strong
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    Why America’s Military Must Be Strong

    From when America’s armed forces entered World War I in 1917 until today, the United States military has repeatedly made the difference between Civilization and Barbarism. It’s no exaggeration to say that a militarily strong America is the one indispensable prerequisite for a peaceful and prosperous world. The witness of history, as well as our own common sense, bear testament to the fact that when America’s armed forces are powerful, focused and feared, the globe is a better place than when she is weak, unprepared and vacillating. In the past century alone there have been four great threats made to peace, democracy and freedom. Each of them have come from…

  • New Military Detention Powers Threaten Basic Rights
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    New Military Detention Powers Threaten Basic Rights

    PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington. President Obama is expected any day to sign the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which amongst other things authorizes spending of something over $650 billion. There’s been very little debate about whether or not this much money should be spent on the military, the whole posture of the U.S. military in 2012. But what there has been some debate about–a little bit, at least–has been a specific provision in this bill which seems to authorize the extraordinary powers of detention to the U.S. military. Now to talk about all of this is David Swanson. David joins us…