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Levin: Obama To Discuss Don't Ask, Don't Tell During State Of The Union Speech

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to talk about the "Don't ask, don't tell" rule that bars openly gay Americans from serving i...

Give Back to Those who Give

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Simon Sinek

There is an intensity of seeing young soldiers on stretchers being stacked on racks in the belly of what looks like a flying warehouse. What I didn't expect was how valuable simply saying thank you was.

Secretary Of The Army: Military Ready To Lift Ban On Openly Gay Service

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Army Times published Sunday, Secretary of the Army John McHugh indicated that the army would be ready to lift the ban on gays...

Afghanistan: Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham: Update

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

Even as we buy and produce new MRAPs, train the troops to use them, and look for ways to deliver them, the President is still attempting to define our strategy for how we will wage the war in Afghanistan.

The Israeli Army Gives Birth To Clean Technologies

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

The clean technology industry in Israel is being fueled by military companies and personnel. Agree with the Israel's politics or not, it is good that something green is coming out of the army.

NBC: Send Your Holiday Salutes To U.S. Troops Abroad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Have something to say to a special someone serving abroad or to our U.S. military in general? NBC is collecting letters, photos and video submissions ...

Frank Rich: The Missing Link Between Fort Hood And The War In Afghanistan

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all the right's jeremiads, its own brand of political correctness kept it from connecting two crucial dots: how our failing war against terrorists...

The Ft. Hood Massacre: A Lone-Wolf Jihad of One?

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The horrific shooting at Fort Hood, allegedly by Nidal Malik Hasan, a disgruntled yet devout Army psychiatrist, puts the spotlight back on the lone-wolf offender who sits at the crossroads of crime, terrorism and mental distress.

16 Soldiers Killed Themselves In October

Wall Street Journal | By YOCHI J. DREAZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Army's top generals worry that surging tens of thousands more troops into Afghanistan could increase the strain felt by many military personnel af...

Lt. Choi Won't Lie for His Country

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Lt. Dan Choi's pre-existing conditions -- being gay and being honest about it -- may be enough to keep him out of the Veterans Affairs health care system for life.

Joseph Rocha: Gay Former Sailor Details Abuse In Navy Despite Keeping His Sexuality A Secret

Washington Post | Joseph Rocha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I was 18 years old when I landed in the kingdom of Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi Arabia, in the winter of 2005. It was the first time I'd ever left ...

Fort Carson Experiences Deadliest Day Since Vietnam: 8 Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: NBC Nightly news reported on Fort Carson's tragic day on Monday evening: The headlines were jolting, even for the hometown of a military base...

Strippers, Sluts and Army Wives

Ruth Fowler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ruth Fowler

I find my home country, the United Kingdom, depressingly antagonistic when it comes to the subject of stripping and strip clubs, but I've always found the US to have a more tolerant and lenient attitude to the legalized sex industry.

Issue the Order: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Ryan McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan McDermott

Ordering the drafting of an implementation plan would be a tangible step forward in the right direction -- the President could make such an order today.

Why Two White Kids Are a Senseless Tragedy but an Arab American Is Terrorism

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

When a couple of white kids shoot up a school, it is a tragedy. Bring on a shooting at a military base that involves an Arab-American though, and the media does everything it can to shout "terrorism."

Fort Hood Killings: No Safe Place from Invisible Wounds of War

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In the wake of the massacre there will be a tendency to say one man snapped. The truth is anyone could have snapped -- and we need to de-stigmatize PTSD and mental health before someone else does.

One Grizzled Veteran's Dream

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

On this Veteran's Day, what if we began to measure our national success and power not by our military arsenal or number of recruits, but rather by the very opposite of that?

The Life And Death Of Army Spec. Kevin O. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The minute Olsen Hill saw the uniforms at his door, he knew. He had served in the military. No words were necessary. His son, Kevin O. Hill, was de...

791 U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan Since Start Of War

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at least 791 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasi...

Army Record Suicide Rate Continues, and Will Continue for Some Time

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The Army reported that suicides are yet again at an all time high. This isn't to say every soldier deployed frequently and for long periods will kill him or herself. But there's a "significant link" for many of those who do.

PTSD: Fort Hood Shooting Shines Spotlight

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Rates of PTSD, which may or may not have played a role in Hasan's case, along with traumatic brain injuries, are soaring, and are a leading cause of s...

Talk-radio's Boyles: 'Political correctness' to blame for Fort Hood killings

CO. Independent | CO Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Friday afternoon KHOW talk-radio host Peter Boyles, referring to the shooting-spree murder of 12 soldiers and 1 civilian at Fort Hood in Texas Thursda...

On Don't Ask Don't Tell, Army's Ready, So What's the Hold-up?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Here's an idea: Let's just keep our best troops, no matter what their background or orientation. Momentum is picking up in Congress behind that notion, but we still need the President to make his move.

Afghan War Costs US $3.6 Billion Per Month: Data

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States spends about $3.6 billion a month in Afghanistan, according to data provided by the Congressional Research Service....

Three Cups of Teabaggers: Insight from the Right on Afghanistan

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

The path of the Right leads to a place where there is nothing left to conserve. This particular dilemma of the American Right provides an angle of insight into the challenge that we face in Afghanistan.