Posts tagged "religion in the military"

Hersh and God’s Army

This week veteran journalist Seymour Hersh came under fire for having delivered what Foreign Policy calls a "conspiracy-laden" speech in Doha, Qatar.  Speaking of some members of the Joint Special Operations Command, Hersh said, ""They do see what they're doing...it's a crusade, literally. They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. They're protecting...

Let God Sort ’Em Out

Newsweek‘s Joshua Hammer offers an unintended glimpse into the role of religion — American, that is — in the Iraq war. Riding along with the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company on a Halloween raid in Fallujah, Hammer collects the scraps that reveal one of the under-reported stratagems of the conflict — the reliance of U.S. troops on Christian...