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War Across the Generations

William S. Becker | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
William S. Becker

The men and women in America's wars today are a much different generation than mine, of course. But some things about war never change. For that reason, the bond I feel with those with whom I served a half-century ago extends to those who serve today.

Honoring Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

In the past, companies thanked military veterans with meals or discounts on Veterans Day and now, in part because of Social Media, we are all aware of...

Women In Combat

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Stacy Bare

Now that we've had three women graduate from Ranger School and are leading up to Veterans Day, I wanted to dig deeper into the issue of women in combat and the United States Military.

The Hardest Part

Michael Putzel | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

During a "Chat with Champions" book talk at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine, a person in the audience asked what was the hardest part of writing The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War.

We Still Don't Have an Answer to Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans

Steve Peck | Posted 09.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

The void that suicidal veterans stare into is engulfing them, and it is our job to infiltrate that void, and populate it with loving, compassionate fellow vets who care deeply about each veterans' survival. We have got to find the answer.

One Grunt's Lifelong Struggle

Michael Putzel | Posted 09.14.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

Howard Patrick didn't expect to be drafted. He was married, expecting a baby and had a job in the hot new world of high technology, working for IBM, the top of the mountain in those days. When his induction notice arrived, he was stunned -- and frightened.

Buddy, Can You Spare a Trillion Dollars? The Cost of Veteran Health Care

Dawson Church | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

"Are you a Vietnam veteran?" I asked "Stan," an auto mechanic I'd met a few minutes earlier in the course of a routine car checkup. He nodded affirm...

Women Rangers Lead the Way

Monica Medina | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Monica Medina

These two women have proved what many of us have argued for years -- that if given the chance, there are women who can hold their own with the most elite warriors in our military, and that all the barriers to women achieving their full potential in the military should come down.

Brothers in War

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Michael Putzel

The film attempts to convey the drama, pain, chaos, confusion and occasional horror of that year for those grunts. It also shows some of the lighter moments of their band of brothers: How they lived, looked out for each other, how they played and how some died. It is not pretty, but it is a beautiful effort.

Farah Nosh, Canada's War Photographer

Nate Clark | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Nate Clark

For award winning photojournalist Farah Nosh, there is a photograph that defines the madness of war, and it's one of her own.

The Zeitgeist

Francis Levy | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Zeitgeist is like a person who walks into a room and feels totally at home. "Zeit" in German is time and "Geist" is spirit. So the words literally means "spirit of the time."

Breaking Down UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the first time in over two years on Saturday, April 25, with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson headlining the UFC 186 card against challenger Kyoji Horiguchi.

Fox Should be 'Fair and Balanced' and Suspend Bill O'Reilly for Lying About a 'War Zone'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

America has vilified Brian Williams for lying and NBC suspended him for six months. Bill O'Reilly was not in a war zone and wasn't in a combat situation. Can anyone explain how O'Reilly is better, or more deserving of leniency than Brian Williams?

The Devil's Due

Babette Maxwell | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Babette Maxwell

When I talk about the quotient left out of a fancy math algorithm that determines national affordability for a nation at war, the things they don't account for are the payments still due on that tab.

Cops and Courage

Ann Medlock | Posted 02.01.2015 | Crime
Ann Medlock

What's going on when some police officers escalate violence instead of calming it? Why would a professionally trained cop panic and kill when he could disable the person he sees as threatening? How are law-enforcement officers recruited?

Combat Casualties and War Talk

David Wood | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
David Wood

Easy talk about "boots on the ground" grates on the senses. It seems an awfully cavalier way to talk about the American battle dead buried at Arlington and in cemeteries across the country. Of those I have known, in Iraq and Afghanistan and in other conflicts, each one was proud of being "boots on the ground," serving his or her country, proud of what they were accomplishing. Weary, perhaps, but resolute in their determination to see the job done. None, needless to say, wanted to die this way. But they were willing, trusting that the decision to send them was a thoughtful, considered judgment necessary for the good of the country.

Boots Are on the Ground

Terri Barnes | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Terri Barnes

When the Secretary of Defense reiterates "no boots on the ground," military families don't breathe a sigh of relief alongside the rest of America. We know too much. Whether the Pentagon calls it a combat mission or boots on the ground won't matter much to those doing the job and wearing the boots.

Kate Sheppard

Gates Says U.S. Will Need Some Boots On The Ground To Defeat Islamic State In Iraq | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Sunday that it is unlikely the United States can accomplish the goals President Barack Oba...

Healing the Wounds of the Future

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that the mere prospect of terrifying battle experiences is enough to traumatize soldiers before they actually deploy?

Obama Considers Special Forces To Help In Iraq

AP | By LARA JAKES and JULIE PACE | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the...

Listen to the D-Day Generation, Their Time Is Running Short

Jim Moore | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

By June 6, 1944, World War II touched just about every family and community in America. We have not participated so personally in anything like it since, and we have grown apart from the men and women who continue to fight and die in conflicts that require only our tax dollars for support.

How This Navy Seal Overcame His Combat 'Baggage' To Find Happiness

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Brent Gleeson was unhappy working in finance, so he quit his job to join the Navy. But that wouldn't be the only time he would make a significant l...

How Campbell McLaren Spun UFC Into the American Cultural Milieu

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Long before the world embraced the UFC, Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG) Executive Producer Campbell McLaren thrust mixed martial arts into the American media spotlight, launching the Ultimate Fighting Championship amid a campaign of controversy.

Fashion-Forward Pop-Up Disguised as M*A*S*H Tent In a Blah Building Downtown? What a N.I.C.E. Idea

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Wyatt Closs

I'm not a fashion critic but certainly a more than casual consumer. I know what I like and I think I know what works and pushes boundaries. N.I.C.E. Collective is making great, well-constructed, minimalistic handsome gear that is modern and ready for the next frontier.

Ortiz Out: Chandler, Alvarez to Headline Bellator MMA on Spike

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The lightweight championship rematch is part of Bellator's 13-fight card that also features another world championship matchup, a featherweight title tilt between incumbent Pat Curran and season six tournament winner Daniel Straus.