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Saying "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.11.2016 | Home
Pavan V. Parikh

Like your high school English teacher probably told you, it is important to show and not just tell a story. Servicemen and women are people of action. So, if you really want to show your appreciation for their service, don't just thank them, do something.

Hollywood Takes Action on Meaningful Employment for Vets

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Colonel David W. Sutherland

I'll let the PSA speak for itself. It serves as an example of the quality work product veterans produce on a daily basis in the civilian sector, whether for their companies or communities.

Christina Wilkie

Retired Admiral To Oversee Phone Company's 'National Security Agreement' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.08.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was hired by Sprint Nextel Corp. Friday as security director...

A Quiet Hero Leaves the Pentagon

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Home
Aubrey Sarvis

Pentagon lawyers are seldom appreciated. And the good ones are rarely on stage or near the spotlight. Certainly that was the case on December 18, 2010, when the Senate and House, in dramatic fashion during a lame duck session, passed legislation that would end the Don't Ask, Don't Tell ban.

That Time Joe Lieberman Called Admiral Mike Mullen 'The Most Popular Guy In Gay America'

Evan Mulvihill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Evan Mulvihill

A number of anecdotes, both funny and moving, were relayed to me last night at the one-year anniversary celebration of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." The gala honored Admiral Mike Mullen for his role in dismantling DADT.

U.S. Employers Help to Pave a New Beginning for Military Vets

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Ellen Galinsky

The media headlines reflect a bleak reality for returning vets: "As Wars End, Young Veterans Return to Scant Jobs".These reports are echoed by employm...

Success in Parenting -- Avoiding the Happiness and Self-Esteem Traps

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
Ellen Galinsky

Adults -- teachers and parents -- need to help children understand that making mistakes is a normal part of learning.

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman: 'We've Got 18 Vets A Day Who Are Killing Themselves'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival this weekend, giving a candid assessment of the growing p...

Closing the Gap Between the United States and Pakistan

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Rizwan Ladha

Obama's announcement to negotiate with the Haqqani network continues its sensible policy of engaging Pakistan to combat terrorism and rebuild Afghanistan. But the Pakistanis do not see things quite the same way.

Fox News Makes Quote Up About Iran (UPDATE)

James Miller | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
James Miller

UPDATE: The title of this article is being recanted by me, the author, as it is misleading. I made a mistake, and apologize to the readers for that mi...

Playing Nuclear Chicken in Southeast Asia

Eric Margolis | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Eric Margolis

It's awfully hard for the world's greatest power to admit its high-tech military forces are being beaten in Afghanistan by a bunch of lightly-armed mo...

The Stench of Elitism in the Defense Budget

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
Winslow T. Wheeler

Cutting the defense budget is the target of rhetorical gibberish, just as President George Bush warned of a "mushroom cloud" over America if we didn't invade Iraq. Nonetheless, it is politically potent and intimidating to opponents who might otherwise speak up.

Obama's Measured Path to DADT Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home
Aubrey Sarvis

No single individual or organization brought about the tremendous feat of dismantling "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). In the best military tradition, repeal was a team accomplishment.

Clear and Present Danger: The Haqqani Network

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Will troop withdrawal leave a vacuum rapidly filled by the march of the Haqqani network?

Obama's Drone Surge in Pakistan Doing More Damage Than Good

Michael Hughes | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

The facts unequivocally illustrate that the drone program is steering the U.S. away from achieving its national security objectives in the region.

China Rips U.S. For 'Deeply Inappropriate' Military Drills

Posted 09.10.2011 | Home

By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military sharply criticized the United States on Monday for holding military drills in contested wa...

A Month After Osama, Pakistan Faces the Heat

Saad Khan | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Saad Khan

The bald-faced attack on the oldest airbase in South Asia -- Lawrence of Arabia worked there as an engine clerk in mid-1920s -- reinforces the global concerns about the security of Pakistani nuclear assets.

Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of America

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
Dylan Ratigan

Millions of men and women have fought to defend our country. There are special challenges dealing with veterans who return from war-zones. The least we can do is make sure that they have the opportunity to succeed when they return.

Libya Says Army May Halt Fighting In Besieged City Of Misrata

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 06.22.2011 | Home

April 23, 2011 2:54:42 AM By Michael Georgy MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its army i...

Iraq Not Requesting American Troops Stay After This Year

Posted 06.22.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has not requested an extension of an end-2011 deadline for the United States to withdraw its troops, the top U.S. military of...

Obama Policies Not Matching Reality. Time to Pull His Nobel Prize and Elect a Non-Interventionist

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jake Diliberto

Obama's attack in Libya is as ill advised and mismanaged as his Afghanistan surge or his domestic stimulus-spending circus. Without the approval of t...

Amanda Terkel

Mike Mullen: U.S. Mission In Libya 'Limited', But No End In Sight | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen made the rounds of the morning talk shows on Sunday, and one of the main messages tha...

Petraeus' Propaganda War on Congress: The Truth Behind His Testimony

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rep. Mike Honda

Twenty million dollars was spent on the war in Afghanistan just during Gen. David Petraeus's testimony to Congress this morning. This month, we are on track to spend more than $10 billion in Afghanistan. And for what?

General Deployed Psy-Ops On U.S. Senators

Rolling Stone | Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing ...

The 21st Century's 1989?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Holshek

As we reflect on this moment, it is worth remembering our moral power is even more relevant in this century than the last -- our foreign policy and national security structures must finally reflect this.