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Veterans Groups Turn To Twitter, Facebook

Army Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Some traditional veterans' groups have updated their recruiting campaigns, using social media to attract younger veterans....

Amanda Terkel

High-Level Military Panel: Ban On Women In Combat Is Discriminatory | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-level military advisory panel is set to recommend that the armed services overturn its policy barring women from serving in comba...

'Unlawful And Dishonest': Vets Furious That Prudential Collects Insurance On Military Death Benefits

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Legion, the largest U.S. veterans' service organization, told a judge that Prudential Financial Inc.'s practice of collecting interest on...

Left Unsaid: Obama, the Bushes, the CIA, and the Media

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Presumably, Obama called Bush -- because in a tough midterm election year he would like to emphasize the bipartisan nature of his foreign policy. But it would be nice to know more about how and why these tidbits emerge.

Obama's Iraq Speech: Ditch "Mission Accomplished" for "Shared Sacrifice"

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Instead of "Mission Accomplished," President Obama should do what was not done when the war began -- call upon all Americans to join in "Shared Sacrifice."

Diversion of Wounded From Walter Reed to Less Capable Hospitals Ordered

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Department of Defense (DoD) is denying our troops the best medical treatment. "From: Perry, Cyndi I Ms CIV USA MEDCOM HQ Sent: Thursday, April 0...

Fort Hood Killings: No Safe Place from Invisible Wounds of War

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In the wake of the massacre there will be a tendency to say one man snapped. The truth is anyone could have snapped -- and we need to de-stigmatize PTSD and mental health before someone else does.

Military Training On Extremists Preying on Servicemembers

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

I hate to break it to Republicans, and to the American Legion, but the military has been training servicemembers on the dangers of right wing extremist groups for years.

Lone Wolves and Missing Bodies: Denying the Reality of Rightwing Terrorism

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why aren't we hearing from responsible voices on the Right who, while defending their colleagues' freedom of speech, deplore incitements to hatred or violence?

Harry and Louise Put the Long Knives to the VA

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

With unemployment and homelessness on the rise in general and among veterans in particular, tens of thousands of low-income veterans will likely wind up without healthcare.

McCain No Friend to Vets

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

McCain consistently voted against increasing funding for the Veterans' Administration, which oversees all medical care for veterans.

GI's Guide to the New GI Bills

Victor LaPorte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor LaPorte

Support our troops and veterans. Support the 21st Century GI Bill!

Another E-mail Worth Reading -- A Retired Rear Admiral Visits American Legion and VFW Posts, Hears About Reaction to Clinton and Obama

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The Democratic Party has its work cut out for it with Vets if Hillary does not get the Democratic nomination. Senator Obama has zero traction in the VFW and American Legion Halls.

Iowa Veterans Want U.S. Out of Iraq, Turn Toward Democrats

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Al Cannistraro, Jacqueline Cotrell, Christine Escobar, Kim Farris, Mike Germain, Kerri Glover, Matthew Moll, Gale Walden, Ellen Emerson White, and Ran...