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Surprise Reunion

Michael Putzel | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

The two men instantly recognized each other as cellmates in North Vietnam's notorious prison derisively known to its American inmates as the "Hanoi Hilton."

Footprints in the Sand

David Wood | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
David Wood

The VA's shortage of therapists and difficulty reaching rural veterans means even those diagnosed may not get all the help they need. But even those who were diagnosed and treated find that at some point, therapy has done all it can do. More sessions won't necessarily help. From that point on, veterans say, their lives become a matter of coping.

White Men Dressed As Afghan Citizens Will Make You Rethink The Power Of War

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

Things are not always as they seem, particularly in the world of contemporary photography. Take, for example, the images of American photographer Eric...

NATO's Third Alternative in Afghanistan

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

Now that the NATO summit has decided to transfer power to the Afghans, it is very important that the Afghan armed forces reflect the country's ethnic diversity and become as representative as the democracy they intend to protect.

Message to American Business: Unemployed Veterans Deserve Call to Duty

Bobby Kotick | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Bobby Kotick

They have made the U.S. military the most effective and respected in the world. As America Inc. works to recover and compete on a global scale, what better resource could we add to our workforce?

He Was 22... She Was 12...

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In what should be a think-outside-the-box moment, the sole lesson Washington seems capable of absorbing is that its failed policy is the only possible policy. Among other things, this means more "incidents," more "mistakes," more "accidents," more dead.

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

"Khudahafiz Afghanistan"

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 12.10.2011 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

"Khudahafiz" is the South Asian Muslim way of saying "goodbye." It is time for America to say, "Khudahafiz Afghanistan," and end our miserable decade-long war in that country.

Afghanistan: No More Excuses

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.

Obama Calls 10 US Service Members On Thanksgiving (PHOTO)

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- On his first Thanksgiving in the White House, President Barack Obama has telephoned 10 U.S. servicemen and women stationed in war zones ...

US Sees Spike In Afghan War Casualties

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 1,000 American troops have been wounded in battle over the past three months in Afghanistan, accounting for one-fourth of all those injured ...

One Troop

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

For now, we can solve the problems of our fiscal and trade deficits by eliminating the corporate income tax and replacing it with a 3% value added tax. This actually cuts taxes and raises more revenue.

The Forgotten War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No so very long ago, Afghanistan was known as "the forgotten war." But these days, Afghanistan is hard to miss in the headlines. Obama needs to begin talking about our newly-forgotten war: Iraq.

More Troops May Be Needed To Bolster Afghanistan

CNN Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(CNN) -- Adm. Michael Mullen, the highest-ranking man in the U.S. military, said the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse, as fresh indications e...

"We Totally Missed The Boat" - Counterinsurgency Director In Afghanistan

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At every turn in Kabul, there are the remains and ruins of old kingdoms and empires that provide hard lessons, for those willing to learn them, on the...

US Troop Withdrawal From Iraq: Your Thoughts, Your Stories (POLL)

Huffington Post | Morgan Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

**** Scroll down for a poll U.S. troops must withdraw from Iraqi cities and towns by June 30 as part of the Status of Forces Agreement that was ratif...

First Milestone Approaches In Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

America pulling combat forces out of Iraqi cities is going to have multiple effects within the country. At this point, nobody can accurately predict what those effects are going to be with 100 percent reliability.

Afghan Americans Leave Family, Freedoms To Be Military Translators

Christian Science Monitor | Danna Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For the past three years, Torpekay (Peggy) Farhamg, a longtime security guard and dealer at the strip's Imperial Palace, has been living behind concer...

Sam Stein

Contradicting McCain, Another Iraqi Official Calls for Timetable For Withdrawal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yet another Iraqi official is specifying the need for deadlines for U.S. troops to leave their country, casting doubt on John McCain's claim that the ...

Sam Stein

McCain Spokesman: U.S. Should Leave If Iraq Wants Us Out | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aides to Sen. John McCain sought on Wednesday to clear up their boss' position on Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's recent insistence that a timet...

A Drunken Night In Iraq, A Soldier Is Left Behind

Washington Post | Donna St. George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

he sun had not yet risen in Taji. A young Army soldier lay alone in the dirt. She was alive, but barely. Her ribs had been crushed; her spleen, ruptur...