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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

thebrooklynink.com | 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 | Home

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 | Home
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.

Operation Bombshell: Army Wives Do Burlesque

nytimes.com | JAMES DAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There is a long and honorable tradition of military wives (and, these days, military husbands) going the extra romantic mile for spouses returning fro...

Part Exposé, Part Cover-Up: 1968's My Lai Massacre Photos Have Big Lessons For Citizen Journalists

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

Citizen journalists must not give in to the urge to un-take a photo, to click delete and banish the evidence for the parts of a story that shame them, their cause, their friends, their country, their species.

Nidal Hasan Warned Army During 2007 Walter Reed Speech, Urged Release Of Muslims From US Military

Washington Post | Dana Priest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood warned a roomful of senior Army physicians a year and a half ago that to avoid "a...

Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites

Allen McDuffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allen McDuffee

If you want to draw attention to a problem, try hiding it. That's the strategy of several military bases when it comes to the H1N1 vaccine.

Our Ambivalence With the Arts Makes Bad Education and Economic Policy

Dylan Kendall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dylan Kendall

No Child Left Behind, which bases educational success on reading and math testing, leaves little time for arts education, first in California and now in the nation at large.

What does it mean to be "Good"?

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Matlack

Our view is that defining "good" is like defining God or beauty. It is crucially important but completely unique to the man and up to them to take responsibility for.

US Military Suicides Rise, Despite Prevention Efforts

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation's servicemen and women, and ...

Terry Holdbrooks: Guantanamo Bay Prison Guard Converted To Islam; Detainee Was Mentor

The Guardian | Sarfraz Manzoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Terry Holdbrooks arrived at Guant�namo detention camp in the summer of 2003 as a godless 19-year-old with a love of drinking, hard rock music and ta...

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

The Real Red Flag Raised By Fort Hood

David A. Love | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David A. Love

As a repository for violence, the military is not dealing with untreated mental illness among its ranks. The fact that Hasan was a mental health professional underscores the problem.

Many Issues With Tragedy at Ft. Hood -- A "Muslim Problem" not One of Them, FOX News

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Soltz

FOX and Friends hosts twice implied on their show that this is some kind of Muslim problem. There are thousands of American Muslims serving in the military right now, and many have given their lives.

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 | Home
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.