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Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Oprah's New Reality Show: 'You Have Never Seen Anything Like This' (VIDEO)

OWN | Posted 11.15.2012 | OWN

With the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah says she's always looking to take reality television to a new and meaningful level. OWN's new series, "Marr...

Hidden In Plain Sight: Moral Injury As A Wound Of War

Gabriella Lettini, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Gabriella Lettini, Ph.D.

This Veteran's Day, let's honor veterans and all people affected by war by striving to understand and address moral injury and the ever-lingering and far reaching consequences of war. The process of healing cannot start unless we can engage what truly ails us.

A Veterans Day Tribute to Those Who Are Still Coming Home - from Vietnam, Korea, WWII and WWI

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

Though many don't realize it, "no man left behind" is much more than an expression. The U.S. military genuinely does all it can to recover soldiers from all conflicts, and for more than a decade, I've had the privilege of contributing to cases pertaining to WWI, WWII, Korea and Southeast Asia.

The Few, the Proud, the Infantilized

Bruce Fleming | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fleming

The military is downsizing, and the federal budget is under scrutiny. Do military service academies deserve to continue?

Andrea Stone

Why Bad Generals Don't Get Sacked Anymore | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the country chooses a president Tuesday, a timely new book by a veteran military writer makes the case that it is now easier to sack ...

David Lohr

Soldier In Afghanistan Watched Wife Have Oral Sex With Teen Girl Via Skype, Police Say | David Lohr | Posted 10.25.2012 | Crime

A military wife has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl as her husband watched via a live stream in Afghanistan. Shawn Raymo, 22, a...

David Wood

A Decade Of Combat Makes Veterans More Skeptical Of Presidential Politics | David Wood | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans and military families are no longer the dependable core of support for Republicans that they were for generations. Seared by...

Andrea Stone

Soldiers Say Army Chaplain Turned Suicide Prevention Class Into Prayer Meeting | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

During an Army-wide stand down for suicide prevention sessions, a Christian chaplain in Texas improperly led rookie soldiers in a candlelight prayer, ...

New Armor For Female Soldiers... Finally!

Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.20.2012 | Women

Exciting news! A new body armor prototype designed specifically for women is being field-tested by troops in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the Florida Tim...

Psychological Wounds Take Toll on Post-9/11 Veterans

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Many of those who have served on behalf of our nation will need our help as they transition home to our communities. The mental health providers who work with service members and veterans across the country every day hear it firsthand.

Military Combats 'Racial Holy War' Issue In Its Own Ranks

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

By Daniel Trotta FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Aug 21 (Reuters) - They call it "rahowa" - short for racial holy war - and they are preparing for...

The U.S. Army Reports Record High Suicide Rates for July

Kate O'Gorman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Kate O'Gorman

Without regularly updated data, it's not only impossible to track how many veterans and active-duty service members are committing suicide, but also difficult to judge the effectiveness of the mental health programs in place to prevent it.

How Neo-Nazi Music and Racism in U.S. Military Influenced Wade Michael Page

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.09.2012 | Crime
Democracy Now!

In a special one-hour Democracy Now! broadcast, we examine two key influences on Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page: The neo-Nazi music scene and pervasive white supremacism in U.S. military ranks.

Key Dates To Sikh temple Shooter Investigation

HuffPost Crime | David Lohr | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

A chronological look at the life and alleged crimes of Wade Michael Page, the man suspected of killing six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Wiscons...

GOP Governor's Husband Moving

Summerville Patch | Shawn Drury | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

Michael Haley, husband to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, was notified on Monday that he received orders for deployment in Afghanistan. The deploymen...

Should Military Service Be Mandatory?

Sanah Imran | Posted 09.24.2012 | Teen
Sanah Imran

Although forcing every private citizen to serve may seem radical and undemocratic at first blush, something must be done to rectify the average American's misplaced patriotism.

5 Tips to Help You Achieve Financial Independence

Women & Co | Posted 09.16.2012 | Women
Women & Co

I recently spent some time in the homes of three amazing military women -- an Army mom, a Navy widow and a Persian Gulf veteran -- who shared with me their tips for managing life's transitions and achieving financial independence

Rape on U.S. Military Bases Left Unchecked, Documentary Reveals

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Roshanak Taghavi

The Invisible War reveals how the military disciplinary process has fostered a culture in which sexual assault against a victim on active duty is considered an "occupational hazard" of serving in the U.S. armed forces.

How The U.S. Army Blew $5 BIllion Trying To 'Look Cooler Than The Marines'

Aol Defense | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology
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After eight years and billions of dollars, the Army has given up on an ambitious effort to clothe its soldiers in a "universal camouflage pattern." Th...

'Coming Home': Father And Child Reunion

Posted 06.21.2012 | TV

It was a very emotional reunion for one young family on "Coming Home" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime) Wednesday night. As Elizabeth Lyles attended a...

Integrity, Character Define the American Service Member

Kenneth O. Preston | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Kenneth O. Preston

Observance of the 237th birthday of the United States Army gives pause to reflect on who we are: past, present, and future.

Vet Makes Afghan Experience Forefront Of New Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

A Democratic candidate for Missouri secretary of state is making his experience as an Afghanistan war veteran the centerpiece of his first ad in the r...

On Social Media, State Department Stands Alone

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If the hyper-classified CIA recognizes the need for an internal review of its pre-clearance process, why doesn't the State Department? If the military can co-exist without pre-clearance restraints on blogs, why can't State?

The Spirit Of Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Didn't Return

Andrew Lubin | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

That's the spirit of Memorial Day; it's the remembrance of those who didn't come back alive, and a celebration of the esprit-de-corps and how they lived their lives.God bless the United States and those who stand watch over us tonight.