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Chelsea Manning Gender Dysphoria: ACLU Says Military Prison Policy Raises Constitutional Issues

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

The military policy against providing hormone therapy to prisoners like Chelsea Manning raises "serious constitutional concerns," an American Civil Li...

Bradley Manning Prison Location Revealed

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- After being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manni...

John Henry Browne Wants Prosecutors Off Robert Bales' Case

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Lawyers for the American soldier convicted of killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year ask...

Did This Army Post Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

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U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Reportedly Using Craigslist For Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan are reportedly utilizing Craigslist, an Internet site which offers want ads, personal ads, rooms for rent and more, t...

Soldier Arrested In Sexual Misconduct Probe On Army Base

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, July 31 (Reuters) - A 19-year-old soldier stationed at a U.S. Army base in Colorado accused of having sex wit...

Porn Given The Boot At Military Bases

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Adult magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse will no longer be sold on Army or Air Force military bases. But it's not because of a recent push by ...

Army Competition Rocked By Major Cuts

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Some contestants for the Army's soldier of the year no longer compete against one another in person, but now must be judged ...

Artist MG Stout Paints a Bridge Between Home and Combat Zone

John Gascot | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
John Gascot

After the Parade illustrates a soldier's transition back into civilian life: a long, hard road that has been traveled for generations. This exhibit opens the door for hope and healing.

Army General Relieved After Physical Altercation Charge

AP | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Army is removing the one-star general in charge of its largest training post following his suspension in May over charges of adu...

Trial Delayed For Army General Facing Sex Charges

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The trial of a U.S. Army general facing charges he sexually assaulted a female subordinate has been delayed indefinitely. A court-ma...

Climate Change This Week: Jet Stream Extremes, Nano Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

2001-2010 Hottest Decade On Record, With 'Unprecedented High-Impact Climate Extremes' says the World Meteorological Organization, report Ryan Koronows...

Why Fireworks Make Me Cry

David W. Peters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Impact
David W. Peters

The noises sound hostile and angry to me. I see arms and legs shattering the bodies of people I know in every red, white, and blue explosion. I don't try to hide from them, I just start to weep.

The Vets Challenge Was About Giving Back

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, a big congratulations to all the Teams who participated in the Veterans Charity Challenge over on CrowdRise. As many of you know, I gave $50k t...

Rats and Cats During WWI

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

My grandfather on my mother's side talked about the Great War (WWI, la Grande Guerre) every single day of his life. As far as us kids were concerned, ...

U.S. Marine's Murder Conviction Overturned

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The military's highest court overturned a murder conviction Wednesday against a Camp Pendleton Marine in one of the most significant...

Army Making Big Cuts

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army will eliminate at least 12 combat brigades, relocate thousands of soldiers and cancel $400 million in construction project...

Virtual Career Fair Connecting Servicemembers in Kuwait with Employers Back Home

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

The effort to help the men and women who have served the Nation find employment can be seen almost everywhere across the country. There are hundreds...

Big Improvements in VA Self-service for Disability Claims Processing

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

You can use something like TurboTax to do your own taxes. You get the right records, and use their software to submit an entire package. Veterans Affairs is now deploying something real similar.

Women Will Be Placed In More Combat Jobs According To Military Plans

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by t...

Pentagon Should Get Only One Year To Fix Sexual Assault Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The claim from every head of the armed services that the military can solve this problem and leave intact the chain of command issues is about to be tested. Issue your orders to your subordinates. Let it be known that the "look the other way" and "boys will be boys" culture is over.

Three Hundred Million Dollars of Junk

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The message we should take from all this is that weapons being built for particular needs may be obsolete before they are finished.

How To Fundraise Using Half Truths And Lies: Lessons From The Family Research Council

Tom Carpenter | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Apparently, the biblical admonition that "you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" has been cast aside by the FRC. As a Christian, I am indignant and embarrassed.

Here Lies Specialist Willie Gilbert

Brian Rooney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Brian Rooney

We've sent soldiers like Willie to die for 12 years. Americans don't have to conserve food or gasoline, or give up shopping while the Willie Gilberts fight. If we don't know or love someone away at war, it doesn't affect our lives one bit.

The Yanks Are Coming

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

As we mourn yet more war dead and grievously injured from the last decade of warfare, let's promise ourselves no more. This is a time to heal while defending, to wonder both what we have done and to repair our wounds.