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Stop the Army From Copying Marines' Missions

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Instead of allowing the Army to become a second Marine Corps in Asia to retain excessive budget and force levels, the Army should keep only its existing missions and accept reduced funding and quantities of troops.

Military Sexual Assault Reports Jump By 50 Percent

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase that defense off...

Army Cadet Accused Of Emailing Child Porn

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point cadet was arrested on campus Thursday and charged with distributing child pornography via email. Papers file...

Trial For Army General Facing Sex Charges Delayed

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A court-martial for a U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges has been postponed for a third time. The trial for Brig....

Iraq War Veteran Accused Of Taking Army IDs To Appear In Court

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Iraq War veteran accused of stealing the identification information of hundreds of members of his former Army unit is schedule...

Week 16 Game of the Week: Army vs. Navy

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports
Paul Bessire

The 2013 college football regular season will conclude this Saturday when Army faces Navy in Philadelphia for its traditional rivalry game.

Army PR Strategist Steps Down After Wanting 'Average-Looking' Female Soldiers In Ads

AP | JOHN MILBURN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Pentagon officials said Friday that an Army colonel who wrote an internal email suggesting photos of attractive women should be ...

U.S. Soldier Charged With Murder In Iraq War Killings

AP | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with premeditated murder in the deaths of two civilians during the Iraq war. A Joint Base Lewis...

Veteran's Day Musical Magic: LA Rocker Brings Military Spouses in CAMMO on Stage at Hard Rock

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What happened on stage that Saturday night in Hollywood, captured by photographer Billy Bennight and Alexandra's dad Rino Lee, on home video, was a spontaneous and brilliant burst of fireworks just in time for Veteran's Day.

What I'm Thinking About, This Veterans Day

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elisa Villanueva Beard

This country is worth fighting for. And every day, our teachers fight for our students' right to succeed and meet their potential. Each one of us must defend their right to an excellent education, and I'm honored to have so many dedicated veterans on board with that mission.

Details on the Army's Officer Brain Drain: This Is What Cutting 2,000 Majors and Captains Could Look Like

Aaron Kletzing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Aaron Kletzing

For all the future 'real world simulations' the Army will conduct at its training centers, there's no replacing what these officers' eyes have seen, the orders they've given, and the consequences they've dealt with in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tear-Jerking Time-Lapse Video Shows Homeless Veteran's Incredible Transformation

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Good News

A simply incredible time-lapse video, released just in time for Veteran's Day, has captured the transformation of a homeless United States Army vetera...

Top Military Officers Warn Congress Against Harmful Cuts

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military officers are warning that automatic budget cuts will compromise the armed services' abilit...

Hey Government, You Open? When Do We Move to Hawaii?

Laura Jungreis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Laura Jungreis

There it was, next to his new unit patch. His jaw dropped. My heart raced remembering all the possibilities, desirable and not. Suddenly he started laughing and looked me in the eyes. 'Hawaii,' he said. Now my jaw was on the floor. 'Are you sure?'

Three Hundred Million Dollars of Junk -- Two

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

To summarize, the Pentagon spent $300 million on a giant airship that was obsolete before it was useful, then offered to sell it back to its manufacturer for $44 million, and after that offer was rejected permitted the manufacturer to buy the airship back for $300,000.

Army Hit Hard By Budget Cuts, Fiscal Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two years of budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty have forced the U.S. Army to greatl...

Report: Nigeria's Military Is Killing Thousands

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria -- LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shedding stark light on Nigeria's escalating war with Islamic militants, mortuary records from a single Nige...

Former Secretary Of State To Receive Big Award

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will receive the U.S. Military Academy's annual Thayer Awar...

Medal Of Honor Winner Asks To Return To Duty

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a...

Giffords Gets Big Award: 'Be Passionate. Be Courageous. Be Your Best.'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) received the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service Thursday at the Pentagon. The award serv...

Is It Time to Return to a Draft?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Why should that question be asked unless someone can show the all-volunteer force (AVF) is not working and sustainable? A recently published book with...

No Answers For Family Of National Guardsman, Shot And Killed By Cop

| Posted 10.04.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp QUEENS — A triangular American flag rests in a glass case perched high on a wall inside Cecilia Reyes' tidy Rego Park apartment. ...

Staten Island Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Receives The Silver Star

DNAinfo | Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

NEW DORP — The Staten Island soldier killed while protecting a Polish colleague in Afghanistan has been awarded the Silver Star, the Army Times repo...

Amid Budget Troubles, Army Audit Finds More Miscues

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Even as the Army faces shrinking budgets, an audit shows it paid out $16 million in paychecks over a 2 1/2-year period to soldiers...

Intrusive Leadership and Saving Lives

Brian Hawthorne | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Brian Hawthorne

I serve as a noncommissioned officer in the Army Reserve, and during a drill weekend last year, I led a discussion with Soldiers on mental health. It was not an easy talk. Service members are expected to embody strength and toughness.