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Encouraging the deployment of more female military officers for peacekeeping

UN Women | Posted 12.14.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Captain Grace Ajierh during the FMOC-5 held in Nairobi Kenya. Photo: UN Women/Kennedy Okoth For Captain Grace Ajierh, jo...

Black Lives That Mattered--And Still Do

Michael Putzel | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

VETERANS DAY, 2016--They were a band of brothers, a tiny one, but proud. The ranks of military aviation have remained overwhelmingly white for decade...

Future of Pakistan Depends on How it Deals With Identity, Image and Dissent

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 11.26.2016 | World
Mohammad Taqi

Pakistan has a long history of hounding the dissenters. The country's military establishment -and occasionally the civilian one too- has stigmatized, ostracized and persecuted those who differed with whatever was considered the state-sponsored gospel truth at the time.

The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know About The Veteran Unemployment Crisis

Shinjini Das | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Shinjini Das

Each year the military separates between 240,000 and 360,000 service members. Here is the core problem. The great majority of these separated veterans are in no way ready to enter the civilian workforce, much less earn a high income to support their families.

Saluting our Sisters After Service

Paula Broadwell | Posted 11.10.2016 | Women
Paula Broadwell

By Paula Broadwell and Erika Cashin. On Veterans Day, our nation celebrates the less than 1% of our population who have served in the greatest milit...

Saving Afghanistan From the Edge of Failure

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

In the last two years, Afghanistan has been facing unprecedented challenges. However, several major development projects have initiated, launched or completed. But the government has failed to deliver its promises. Thousands of Afghans died in violence.

Where Is That Wasteful Government Spending?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

In early September 2016, Donald Trump announced his plan for a vast expansion of the U.S. military, including 90,000 new soldiers for the Army, nearly...

This Shelter Dog Helped Restore An Army Veteran's Life

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Petchers | Posted 09.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Louisiana Couple Cooks Barbecue For Entire Shelter Of Flood Victims

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Good News

Flood survivors in Baton Rouge were sure happy to meat this couple. Over the course of two days this week, Christian and Amanda Dornhorst spent $1,840...

Three Priorities Successful Organizations Employ To Ensure Veterans' Success

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Nathan, an Army Sergeant with a Middle East combat tour under his belt, walked straight from his Army position into a freight transport career that pr...

Talking Citizen Soldier With Christian Tureaud

Sam Rivman | Posted 08.08.2016 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

Citizen Soldier is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Bri...

Pakistan Cheered When Musharraf Was Overthrown. Why, Then, Has Democracy Fallen Out Of Favour?

Haroon Khalid | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Haroon Khalid

The ongoing purge in Turkey, where military personnel, police officials, civil servants, judges and teachers have been suspended, and the oppression of the ethnic minority group of Kurds in Turkey paints a grim picture of the future of democracy in the country.

Eric and Donald Trump Jr. Are Cowards Just Like Their Daddy -- From A Military Family Member

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Michelle Manning Barish

There are many reasons why Donald Trump should keep his mouth shut, and cower in the shadows where he and his family belong after making disparaging remarks about the Khan family earlier this week. However, here are the two biggest ones.

Muslim Families Of Fallen U.S. Soldiers Vow To Oppose Trump

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.03.2016 | Religion

Nazar Naqvi has faithfully voted Republican for more than three decades. After Donald Trump’s feud with Muslim parents who lost a son in battle for ...

You Have To Close Your Eyes To See The Military's Powerful New Weapon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics

On a March evening in 2002, the USS Oscar Austin began a nighttime transit through the Skagerrak, a busy shipping lane connecting Norway, Denmark and ...

Liberating Ourselves from Our Dependence on Traditional Careers

Leigh Searl | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

As we reflect back on another Independence Day filled with family, fireworks, and food, let us remember the sacrifices that are made every day by members of the armed forces who are serving our great nation.

How I Got There: Petr Pavel

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Petr Pavel is the chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He is the first leader from a former Warsaw Pact nation to serve as the alliance's senior military officer. From July 2012 to May 2015 General Pavel served as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

The State Department Insults the Afghan Vice President (And All Afghan Uzbeks)

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Recently a delegation of Uzbeks, Turko-Mongols from the plains of northern of Afghanistan, came to visit my wife Feyza and myself in our home in Boston. They represented the aq saqals (gray beards or elders) of many prominent Uzbek villages and clans and were furious.

What Is The Secret Of America's Success? -- The Good Americans

Neil Ghosh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Neil Ghosh

In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?

Celebrate And Share Your Patriotism On July 4th

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

July Fourth celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It's a showcase for patriotism. But what does all of this really mean? Patrio...

Congress Is Right To Ground The Runaway Blimp

William Hartung | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

When the JLENS air surveillance blimp cut loose from its moorings in Maryland and crashed in central Pennsylvania last fall, it raised serious questions about the future of the $2.7 billion program.

"Insource" Instead of Outsource and Hire Just One Military Spouse

Leigh Searl | Posted 06.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Leigh Searl

The Military Spouse Employment report of 2014, found that compared to the general public, military spouses have a higher level of education with 35% of military spouses having an undergraduate degree, post-graduate degree or advanced degree.

This Heartfelt Note Between Soldier Brothers Came Full Circle

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.16.2016 | Good News

Some things come full circle in the most beautiful way. Robert Hemenway recently shared a photo on Reddit of a heartfelt letter his younger brother, ...

Former Starbucks Executive to Lead Singer, Paula Boggs Followed Her Dream

HooplaHa | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

This former Starbucks attorney stopped at nothing to follow her dreams! Paula Boggs is not only a former Starbucks executive but also an Army Airborne...

LinkedIn for Veterans: 6 Tips for a Better Profile

Jamison Vann | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Jamison Vann

Did you know that 94% of recruiters use social media to find candidates for positions these days? This fact alone should make you want to think seriously about creating or updating your profile so that you're putting your best foot forward.