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After Downgrade, Americans Must Drive Tea Party From Power

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The world's most powerful country was brought to the edge of financial chaos by Mrs. Bachmann and her Tea Party cohorts. Americans should never forget the damage that they have caused the whole nation.

The Solar Soldier Is No Fad

William S. Becker | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

If the military achieves its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals, we'll see significant environmental benefits from the world's largest institutional energy consumer.

British Soldier 'Collected Taliban Fingers'

PA | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a British soldier kept body parts of dead Taliban fighters as "souvenirs". ...

Ben Muessig

Army Charged Wounded Vet For Medal | Ben Muessig | Posted 10.06.2011 | Weird News

War comes with an incalculable human cost. And apparently a shipping fee of about $21. Retired Sgt. Major Rob Dickerson says that's the price he wa...

The Government Asked for Pets for Defense in the 1940s

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home
Kate Kelly

What if the U.S. government wanted your dog to enlist in the military? That's exactly the request that went out in 1942 shortly after Pearl Harbor.

Senate Confirms Army General To Head Joint Chiefs Of Staff

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey to be the next chairman of the Joint...

Ben Muessig

AWOL Soldier Arrested With Weapons, Explosives, Planned Fort Hood Attack, Authorities Allege | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime

Less than two years after an Army officer killed 13 people in a shooting attack on Fort Hood, police have arrested an AWOL soldier with weapons and ex...

Crash Diet Led Georgia Soldier To Murder: Military Psych

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime

FORT STEWART, Ga. — Attorneys for an Army Reserve soldier on trial for murder in Georgia say he killed a superior because he was dehydrated and ...

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Opening Statements To Start In Arkansas Soldier Shooting Trial

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.19.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula was smoking a cigarette outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas when a black truck pulled u...

Reserve Forces Gain £1.5bn Investment As Part Of Military Shake-Up

PA | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Defence Secretary Liam Fox has announced a £1.5 billion investment in UK reserve forces over the next 10 years as part of a wide...

Would-Be Terror Suspect On Trial In Arkansas Soldier Slay

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.17.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An attorney for a man charged with capital murder told potential jurors Monday that half their work was already done, acknow...

The Surprising Effect Of War On Military Marriages

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.12.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

There have been numerous reports that the marriages of military couples are under threat due to the stress of the recent wars and the long and dangero...

Long Deployments Linked To Kids' Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Children with one or more parent on long-term deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan have a higher chance of mental health problems, according to a new stu...

Destigmatizing Mental Health In The Military

Leila Levinson | Posted 09.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

The president clearly believes we need to remove the stigmas of war's mental health consequences. But it is striking that his statement completely ignores the 71 percent of the suicides that occur after service.

Man Broke Into Sex Shop, Got Intimate With Blow-Up Doll: Cops

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Police in Virginia say a sex shop burglar couldn't even wait to get home before he started enjoying his pillaged booty. Investigators in Woodbridge...

Shooting Suspect To Face Death Penalty

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation will be tried in a military court a...

David Wood

WATCH: As Violence In Iraq Rises, Paratroopers Practice a New Iraq Mission | David Wood | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The assault began late on a moonless night with the muted drone of heavy, low-flying aircraft and the silent blossoming of a thous...

Last Vietnam Draftee Is Retiring From Army

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — A homemade wind chime with the word "Whining" under a red slash is made from metal parts put in his leg after a parachute ac...

WATCH: Disabled Veteran's Charity Home Blocked By Homeowners Association

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Even after laying his life on the line for the country, and sustaining injuries because of it, Sean Gittens couldn't get the charity house he was offe...

WATCH: Ind. Disabled Soldiers Left Without Income, Waiting For Funds

Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact

When Dustin Boyce tried to chase down a disability check that never came this month, he was simply told he'd eventually get paid. Boyce is one of 20 ...

At Last: Military Outsourcing We Can All Support

David Isenberg | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Although it may come as a shock to both the Republican and Tea parties, apparently providing religious services to troops is not an 'inherently governmental' function.

Panetta Must Rein In Personnel Costs, Panel Says

Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

BY Colin Clark Editor AOL Defense Washington -- The day before Leon Panetta goes before the Senate for his first defense secretary nomination hear...

Saki Knafo

On Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Remember Those Who've Died (VIDEO) | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.30.2011 | Impact

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at * * * * * What does Memorial Day mean to you? Anthony Borrelli answered ...

Reflections on Memorial Day

Ashwin Madia | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

This weekend, as we remember the sacrifices by exceptional men and women on behalf of our country so often brought about in part through the cruelty of chance, let's also remember how blessed we are to live in a country that draws such fine people to service.