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Obama Considers Special Forces To Help In Iraq

AP | By LARA JAKES and JULIE PACE | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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.

Responsibility for War A La Carte

David Schoenbrod | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
David Schoenbrod

In his address to the nation on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama offered a plan to deal with the immediate issue of Syria, but no plan to resolve the long term issue of who has the power to commit the nation to war.

Time to Start Talking

Jeff Hensley | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Jeff Hensley

Last month, I had the privilege of hearing a man named C.C. Collie at a Memorial Day celebration in Dallas. Mr. Collie is a nonagenarian who spent WWII on a U.S. Navy destroyer during the final bloody year of the Pacific campaign.

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.

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...

Are You Just Fighting or Engaging in 'Conscious Combat'?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's not just the exposure of our partner's imperfections that we need all that patience to accept and live with, it's the exposure of our own imperfect aspects that get illuminated in reaction to them that leave us shame-faced and embarrassed.

A Really Good Question

Jeff Hensley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jeff Hensley

The vast majority of these are worthy and noble endeavors, showing veterans their service is appreciated. And yet, far too many veterans struggle with the transition to civilian life. With all these organizations offering help, how can this be?

Time to Listen to Veterans Tell Their Truths

Leila Levinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Leila Levinson

We are 12 adults preparing for a play. We are veterans and family members of veterans. The audience will be civilians. Just as children learn through play, so is our play teaching us, transforming us.

War Stories All Americans Should Read

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Shaffer

Attention everyone who wants to know what war is really like for the troops in the front lines: you now have several excellent opportunities to learn about the incredible horror and nightmarish consequences of mortal combat.

Give Teachers Guns So They Can Finally Kill the Bad Guys [Play Your Michael Bay Film Score Now]

Andy McDonald | Posted 02.26.2013 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Give teachers guns? As the son of a teacher, the nephew of a teacher, the grandson of a teacher, the grandnephew of teachers, the cousin of teachers, and the friend of teachers, I find it so touching that people all of a sudden want to provide teachers with supplies.

Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

Integrity, Character Define the American Service Member

Kenneth O. Preston | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Kenneth O. Preston

Observance of the 237th birthday of the United States Army gives pause to reflect on who we are: past, present, and future.

Women in Combat: The Crow Is Cooking

Greg Jacob | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Greg Jacob

Women in the military are being held back simply because they are women. Such an idea is not only completely at odds with military ethics, but is distinctly un-American.

Military Mind: What Happens to Our Heroes' Brains

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.17.2012 | Science

Combat seems to do a number on some soldiers' minds--as high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among returning soldiers attest. But a bom...

Scott Brown Gets National Guard Training In Afghanistan

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Scott Brown is winding up a weeklong training session in Afghanistan as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Br...

Actor Aaron Eckhart Gets Militant About Battle: Los Angeles -- Now on DVD

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"It took me a long time to get over the movie," Eckhart said. "I'm ready for the sequel. I wear khakis, keep my hair short, and stay by the phone."

Passing of a Modest Hero

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

A few weeks ago I attended the "Celebration of Life" Service for a dear friend and neighbor who passed away after a long and valiant struggle with...

Profile in Courage

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I don't know if it is my own naiveté or a comment on the way this war is being prosecuted that a solider risking his life every day could want for such basic necessities.

A Fifth Star for Petraeus (Revisited)

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Would our nation and our war effort in Afghanistan benefit from the appointment of a five-star general, a General of the Army, and should it be Gen. David Petraeus? I say "yes" to both.

U.S. Drones Suffer From Human Error, Computer Glitches In Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military often portrays its drone aircraft as high-tech marve...