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Pakistan in Ten Years: The Optimistic View

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Howard Schweber

So is Pakistan a failed state, or on its way out of the morass in which it presently finds itself? I think there are three reasons for Pakistan to be optimistic.

UPDATED: Twittering in Pashto: A New U.S. Military Communications Strategy in Afghanistan?

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rahim Kanani

Who exactly is the intended audience of the U.S. military's tweeting efforts in Afghanistan? They're all in English.

Second Annual U.S. Military Wives Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Taney Humphreys

It's easy to forget that there are real people who are deeply affected by our wars, people who don't have the luxury of tuning it out. The families of our soldiers live with the harsh reality every single day.

From Bagram To Boulder: A Sergeant's Experience at CU-Boulder

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | ANDREA RAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team If not for their slightly more erect posture, the pockets of young veterans at the University of Colora...

Israeli Military Commander Acts As a Dictator Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The Israelis are showing that the original Zionist theory of lusting for the land, without its people, continues to be the main pillar of this right-wing Israeli government.

Army Sued For Refusing to Release Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Wednesday, April 14, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed suit against the U.S. Department of the Army under the Freedom of Information ...

Is The US Army Losing Its War On Suicide?

TIME | Mark Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The surge in suicides, which have risen five years in a row, has become a vexing problem for which the Army's highest levels of command have yet to fi...

What's Driving Promising Army Soldiers to Drop Out and Become Writers? Stuart A. Reid

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In posts that read like short stories, Gallagher recounted the activities and antics of his pseudonymous soldiers and their droll Iraqi interpreter. B...

Jason Linkins

Reuters Spikes Story On Photographers Killed In Baghdad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Reuters deputy Brussels bureau chief Luke Baker penned a "muscular" story that gave strong consideration to the possibility that the slaying of Reuter...

Dan Froomkin

WikiLeaks Exposes Video of 2007 'Collateral Murder' In Iraq (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for the video Calling it a case of "collateral murder," the WikiLeaks Web site today released harrowing video of a U.S. Army Apache hel...

Army Plans $100 Million Special Operations Headquarters In Afghanistan

Wired | Noah Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Army is looking to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan....

Remember Iraq

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clint Van Winkle

It is hard to believe that it has been seven years since we invaded Iraq. My unit was a part of the initial invasion force. We fought our way up to B...

Yellow Ribbon Stickers: they aren't working (and neither are a lot of veterans)

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clint Van Winkle

It's easy to say you support the troops, but numbers prove that the support often stops with the placement of a yellow ribbon on the back of a car. 1...

The F Word: Anger over Israel Hurts U.S.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

As we wait to see any substantive response from the U.S. president to Israel's killings of peace workers seeking to break the years-long Gaza siege, i...

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Ryan McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan McDermott

At Fort Stewart, Georgia, the home of the 3rd Infantry Division, Eastern Redbud trees line the parade grounds to honor fallen soldiers. The pathway is known as Warriors Walk.

Remembering What a Military Is For

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Tea partiers and residents of the Gulf Coast take note: could it be that we've so scorned and dismantled our government that the only loved and well-functioning institution left is the military?

Pentagon 'Mentor' Overhaul: Retired Officers Must Disclose Business Ties

USA Today | Tom Vanden Brook and Ken Dilanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday ordered an overhaul of the Pentagon's use of retired senior officers to advise the military, ...

Is the DREAM Act a Military Recruiter's Dream, Too? (VIDEO)

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While the DREAM Act has inspired bold activism led by educators and students, its status as a pillar of the immigration reform movement may be somewhat undercut by the taint of the military recruitment machine.

Three Generals Put New Twist on March Madness

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Thankfully, Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen are taking the repeal of DADT very seriously. It's time for these Generals to get over March Madness and start playing "Follow the Leader."

No Man Left Behind: Not Just an Expression

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

This weekend, please take a moment to remember those who have served us, those who do so today, and those whose dedication in scouring the globe for our soldiers shows that "no man left behind" is far more than an expression.

The F Word: Baby Steps Towards Equality

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's over a year into an Obama administration, and already that word "compromise" has been heard too much. Yet when the news hit Monday night that the...

DoD Invokes LBJ - Wrong for Vietnam; Wrong for the Walter Reed Debacle

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The U.S. Navy continues to stoke the fires of failure at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

When War is Unjust Should Soldiers Just Say No?

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Barrett

Military regulations recognize an individual's right to refuse combat for reasons of faith or conscience, but the CO status does not distinguish between wars of national defense and those of preemptive strikes.

The F Word: All The News That's Fit To Print?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A top general appears in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee and what does he say? Well, it depends what you read, doesn't it? Read the New ...

The Invasion Of Iraq: Reflections Seven Years Later

Ryan McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan McDermott

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. But my experience of the war started a few months earlier.