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Memorial Day, Vietnam and the Ever-Changing Agenda

Chad Williams | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Chad Williams

If we are to really express our gratitude to those who serve and honor the memory of those who have fallen we must use the democratic freedoms they swore to protect. We should deliberately, consistently and publicly question the rhetoric and agendas of a government which has poured out the blood of its people only to later render their sacrifices meaningless.

Equality, Empowerment, Unity -- Bring Back the Draft

Jim Treacy | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Today, it seems to be all about self. What can my country do for me: A long list of "I want" -- presumed entitlements, as rights, by virtue of American birth. The "home of the free and land of the brave" lost to narcissistic death spiral.

Want to Destroy ISIS? Congress Should Implement the Draft and Raise Taxes Immediately

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Taxes and military service is what America owes its veterans, future generations, and any terrorist who gets in the way of freedom and democracy. Open up your pocket books, pick up a gun, and say goodbye to your family, because America needs everyone to chip in and protect liberty.

Draft Prospects

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.30.2014 | Teen
Doug Bradley

Would I want to put my life at risk again? And would I want others to be in harm's way, knowing that Nixon and his predecessors had lied to us about our role and mission?

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...

Eritrea: Africa's Human Rights Black Hole

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

Eritrea, one of the youngest countries on earth, is quickly emerging as one of the largest violators of human rights. The situation in Eritrea wasn't always this dire, but the future doesn't look bright.

This Week's HuffPost Family Dinner Download: Veterans Day, Sacrifice, National Service

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In her new book, The Family Dinner, Laurie David talks about the importance of families making a ritual of sitting down to dinner together, and how fa...

German Military Questions Its Conscription

GlobalPost | Cameron Abadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN, Germany -- Germany's military has long struggled with a contradiction at the core of its identity: It is asked by the country's political clas...

Child Soldiers Used In 15 Countries: Report

United Press International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Child soldiers fight for 15 countries or territories, including some that agreed to ban conscription of people under age 18, a U.S. rights group said ...