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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 ...

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.

Military Journal Endorses Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- In an unusual show of support for allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces, an official military journal articl...

Classified McChrystal Report: 500,000 Troops Will Be Required Over Five Years in Afghanistan

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Andrews

There are perhaps only two people in America who think that the current level of commitment is sustainable by the United States and its allies, and they left office last January.

Why Andrew Krepinevich Is Wrong About US Military Strategy | Jeff Huber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The problem with retired Army light colonel Andrew Krepinevich, the self-described "expert on US military strategy," isn't so much that he says silly ...

Can You Hear Me Now?

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omri Marcus

Palestinians were furious to discover that now not only Fox News ignores their side -- but now even during commercial breaks are they invisible.

Videos Explode Teabaggers' Health Care Myths

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

You may have heard that "Obamacare" will euthanize Grandma and force you to lose your medicare coverage. You may have heard that veterans will lose co...

Army Works to Cut Carbon "Bootprint" | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The army is beginning to measure its carbon footprint, as part of a broader emphasis on the costs of climate change....

Pitchforks, Torches and Tivos (A Conniption Over Harsh Words About A Captive U.S. Soldier)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

However bizarre, however stupefyingly premature the Fox pundit's words are, they are something other than what they have become in the re-telling.

Punting on Israeli Army Boot Camp

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert David Jaffee

Inside a firing simulator, someone says that I am shaking my head. I am, not because I am afraid of shooting but because I am convinced that nearly all of the guys are against me.

The Military Industrial Complex: Truck You, Detroit, or Tanks for Nuttin' Update

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Our military procurement system is a mess. Our automobile industry is a mess. We might have helped both if we had gotten them to agree to build the next generation of military vehicles together.

Army's Videogame Recruiting Backed By Lawmakers Despite Controversy

The National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Armed Services Committee last week offered its support to the Army's controversial high-tech effort to increase awareness and knowledge of t...

The Road Map For Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Center for American Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Then-Senator Barack Obama pledged during the 2008 presidential campaign that he would work with military leaders and Congress to repeal the law that b...

Common Sense vs. the Military-Industrial-Political-Complex on the Floor of the U.S. House Today

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The Defense bill Congress takes up today is less about meeting the national defense needs of the United States and more about meeting the pork-barrel political needs of Washington politicians.

Army Bans Stars and Stripes Reporter from Embedding with Unit in Mosul

Stars and Stripes | Stars and StripesMideast Edition, Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Asserting that Stars and Stripes "refused to highlight" good news in Iraq that the U.S. military wanted to emphasize, Army officials have barred a Str...

Older Recruits Joining The Army Due To Rising Unemployment

New York Times | James Dao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

And while the number of such recruits, more than 3,800, is small by Army standards, the pace of over-35 enlistment jumped sharply in the first months ...

Army Opens Doors To White Supremacists: Salon

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a muggy Florida evening in 2008, I meet Iraq War veteran Forrest Fogarty in the Winghouse, a little bar-restaurant on the outskirts of Tampa, his f...

Donald Remy, Obama's Nominee To Be Army's Top Lawyer, Withdraws

Congressional Quarterly | Josh Rogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's choice to be general counsel of the Army, Donald M. Remy, withdrew his nomination late Friday....

Why Army Suicides Continued to Rise in May, and What We Can Do

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The root causes of combat stress leading to suicide are three-fold, mostly out of the hands of our generals, and therefore must be addressed by the Federal government.

Gay Pride Reminds Us That Love Can't Be Legislated

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

Love is not something for which we can fight. Fortunately, love is not tangible. It cannot be given or taken away by government legislation.

Residue From the Burn Pits of Iraq: Soldiers with Cancer

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

Sgt. Christopher J. Sachs was diagnosed with cancer three years after returning from Iraq. The U.S. military, however, refused to consider the possibility that his illness was related to his tour.

Veteran Stigma: "What Does My Country think of Me?"

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

The stigma that veterans face has turned into widespread employment discrimination, precisely at a time when getting a job is especially difficult.

John McHugh, GOP Congressman, Obama's Pick For Army Secretary

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says President Barack Obama will nominate Republican Rep. John McHugh as secretary of the Army. McHugh has r...

With McHugh at the Helm, Christian Fundamentalist Permeation of the Army Likely to Continue

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

John McHugh's record in Congress indicates that he is no friend of the protections guaranteed by the First Amendment.

The 1%: America Insourcing Sacrifice

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Gilfillan

Why is America insourcing sacrifice to 1% of its population when it is deemed necessary to our national security and interests?