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Army Revives Body Count Of Enemy Dead In Afghanistan

Wall Street Journal | MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Body counts are back, reigniting the decades-old debate about whether victory in war can be judged by measuring the st...

My Memorial Day Reflections

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdul Malik Mujahid

How many of us can turn down money for a higher cause? How many of us will leave a life of comfort and go for some thing which has substantial risks and dangers?

Sam Stein

Army Launching Program To Train Soldiers To Combat Post-Traumatic Stress | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with a growing number of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder cases in the armed forces, the U.S. Army will begin a program this summer to proactively...

Obama Really Had No Choice on Torture Pictures

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's decision was based on a recognition that he's a young, untested, and perceived liberal Democrat, and therefore widely suspected as weak on national security and military toughness.

Time to Pass HR 1283 and Let Gays Serve in the Military

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

It is hard to believe that this country continues to debate simple issues of discrimination in 2009.

Getting our Game Back: The First Hundred Days

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

If we kill people, we lose the war. The most significant achievement of the Obama Administration thus far is a consistent and systematic understanding that security as we know it has fundamentally changed.

FBI Weren't the Only Ones Objecting to Torture in 2002 -- So Did the Army, Marines & Air Force

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

When Donald Rumsfeld approved "enhanced interrogation techniques" for Guantanamo Bay in 2002, there were already serious objections to the use of torture from the military.

The Gates Revolution

Adam Elkus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Elkus

Gates is doing something far more radical than just canceling big-ticket weapons programs: he's finally fusing theory and policy.

Army Raises Recruiting Standards As Economy Lags

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Army last month stopped accepting felons and recent drug abusers into its ranks as the nation's economic downturn helped its recruiting, allowing ...

Reality Bites: Caught in the Backdraft

Christal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christal Smith

Ryan's story reminds us what terrible risks our country takes with one of its most priceless resource -- the best and the brightest of our nation's youth.

Army Psychologist: "I Am Under A Lot Of Pressure Not To Diagnose Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"

Salon | Michael de Yoanna and Mark Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A secret recording reveals the Army may be pushing its medical staff not to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder. The Army and Senate have ignored ...

US Military Dogs Sent On Multiple War Tours, Suffer From Stress, Nightmares

Washington Post | Christian Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rambo sounds the warning as soon as the kennel door at Bolling Air Force Base creaks open, a ferocious, thunderous bark as loud and persistent as a ja...

As Obesity Rises, Our Military Shrinks

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

In what I think may be the most poignant picture of the obesity epidemic, it was reported today that 3 out of 4 military-age Americans are unfit for service.

Being a Woman Veteran

Kayla Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kayla Williams

Last Wednesday, I was honored and proud to be invited to the SHOUT! Art by Women Veterans show put on in San Francisco by Swords to Plowshares.

No, Gay Soldiers Won't Be Allowed to Cross-dress While on Duty

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

Conservative America's fears are unfounded. As long as you can shoot straight -- or speak Arabic or Pashto -- it's shouldn't matter whether or not you are straight.

Stimulating the New Service Economy

Deb Jospin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deb Jospin

This time last year, college seniors across the country were madly interviewing for jobs on Wall Street, evaluating offers that included unbelievable salaries and beautiful offices. What a difference a year makes.

Constitution: 1, Nanny State: 0

Justin Callaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Justin Callaway

Forget all of the violent video game psycho-babble and nanny state talk, let's just teach the kids how to become scalpel-wielding, precision self-defenders.

When Soldiers Return From War

Norman Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Bussel

Survivor guilt is a problem for many combat veterans returning from Iraq. It is rare for someone deployed there to complete a combat tour without losing a friend.

Leukemia: A Soldiers Souvenir From the Burn Pits of Iraq

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

Although SSG. Steven Ochs seemed impenetrable, he could not sidestep the invisible weapon that would course through his bloodstream five months after his third tour ended.

A Military Family Treated Shabbily -- a Demand for Accountability

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Sgt. Ryan Maseth, a highly decorated Army ranger, stepped into the community shower of his Iraq building, reached out to turn on the water and died, a victim of electrocution.

Blackwater Expanding Domestic Reach

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

The congressmen and advocacy groups that are trying to shut Blackwater down are being branded as un-American, unpatriotic liberals by the Prince family loyalists.

Obama Addresses The Troops At Commander In Chief Ball (VIDEO)

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama stopped by the Commander In Chief Ball this evening, which was thrown for military service personnel. After he finished his speech he...

Violent Veterans, the Big Picture

Helen Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Benedict

Iraq War veterans seem to be killing and hurting themselves and others more than veterans of any other war in American history.

COP Haditha

S.D. Liddick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
S.D. Liddick

The Syrian Desert is cold in December. I knew from similar country in Southern California and Nevada it would be like this. But I wasn't prepared fo...

Army Screws Up; Introduces Concept of "Taking Responsibility" to Government

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

The Army screwed up and then they did what leaders and professionals do: They stepped up and took responsibility. Imagine if the Bush administration ever had the guts to show such leadership.