What a week. Did you hear about the basketball game for freedom? Or the Taliban Twitter fight? Or the new old Iraq WMD argument? You're about to. Here are the nation's biggest, weirdest, and bestest military- and defense-related stories:
- What could be more American than college basketball? How about playing a college basketball game between two perennial NCAA powerhouses on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier? How about if it was the carrier that dumped Osama bin Laden's lifeless body into the briny deep? Okay, now you've got my patriotic attention.
- That Islamophobic PowerPoint training the FBI was giving its agents until last March? Tip of the iceberg. The military, Congress, and local law enforcement have been doing that for years.
- In less than a week, the military goes gay-friendly. Marines don't seem to mind all that much.
- As the open battle over NATO's military headquarters raged in Kabul this week, a Taliban spokesman and a NATO spokesman got into an intense…Twitter fight. It's hard to say who's winning or losing. First rule of 21st-century counterinsurgency: Don't feed the trolls.