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Radiation, DU and Burn Pits -- Iraq's Cancer: "America's Gift That Keeps Giving"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
R. B. Stuart

Memorial Day makes us remember that no matter how many wars, generations and decades go by, we as a human race never seem to learn.

NESA's David Barno, Former Top US Afghan Commander, Investigated For Mismanagement At Research Center

The Cable | Josh Rogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, the former top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, has been under investigation for over a year amid allegations he ...

Popular Program for Military Spouses Interrupted without Explanation

Anita Tedaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anita Tedaldi

Thousands of spouses have taken advantage of this program. It seemed too good to be true. Perhaps it was, because recently an announcement on top of MyCAA page said the program was temporary halted.

Iraq Corruption: 50 New Fraud Investigations Involving Americans In $150 Billion Program

New York Times | JAMES GLANZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Investigators looking into corruption involving reconstruction in Iraq say they have opened more than 50 new cases in six months by scrutinizing large...

Undisciplined Defense: The Problem With the QDR

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

The new defense strategy is out and the budget to back it up is now pending before the Congress. Together they reflect a woeful lack of discipline in the Defense Department.

"IRAQ: An Environmental Cesspool"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
R. B. Stuart

Burn pit tests in war zones have shown that the fires release dioxins, benzene and volatile organic compounds, including substances known to cause cancer.

US Department of Defense Ahead of Most Companies with a New Social Media Policy

David Meerman Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Meerman Scott

A new Defense Department directive now permits employees to use and participate in new media and social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and forums.

Where Is My Star Trek Universal Translator?

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeremy White

We are closer than ever before to coming out with a hand held translation device. The goal is to have a working model that is the size of an iPod and is 98% accurate in 20 essential languages.

Who Told Yoo To Do Those 'Bad Things'?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If White House officials were instructing the 'torture memo' authors to create legal justifications for a program those officials knew was likely illegal, then we have evidence of a high-level criminal conspiracy.

The Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy: Reversing the Trend

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Defense Review is focusing on military problems in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq, rather than addressing the civilian mission of supporting good governance and poverty reduction.

"Depleted Uranium From Sea To Shining Sea:" Cancer Kills US Soldiers And Iraqi Civilians

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

I have tracked nearly 40 soldiers since 2006 who have been diagnosed with rare, aggressive forms of cancer post-tour. Half have already died.

Last Call to be World Leader

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Let America marshal its vast resources in the self-interested pursuit of innovation and science in space for the greatness of a nation and the benefit of the world.

Fort Hood Killings: No Safe Place from Invisible Wounds of War

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In the wake of the massacre there will be a tendency to say one man snapped. The truth is anyone could have snapped -- and we need to de-stigmatize PTSD and mental health before someone else does.

791 U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan Since Start Of War

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at least 791 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasi...

Obama Has Decided To Send Almost 40,000 Troops To Afghanistan: CBS News

CBS News | Font Size Print E | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama has settled on a new strategy for Afghanistan. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports that the president will send a lot more tro...

Ryan Grim

Defense Department Opposed Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When thirty Republicans lined up against an amendment that would have required defense contractors to allow their employees access to U.S. courts in c...

US Military Suicides Rise, Despite Prevention Efforts

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation's servicemen and women, and ...

Abandoning America's Soldiers: The Decay of The US Military

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

The inadequacy of the VA and a majority of military doctors in theater that fail to diagnose or misdiagnose is at the crux of the soldiers diagnosed with rare, advanced cancers.

Obama Leaning Toward 34,000 More Troops For Afghanistan

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to send more than 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year, but he may not announce it unti...

Federal Contracting: End SBA's Procurement Role

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Should the U.S. Small Business Administration be in the business of helping small-business owners procure federal contracts?

Sam Stein

Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment Survives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An amendment that would prevent the government from working with contractors who deny victims of sexual assault the right to bring their case in court...

Military Journal Endorses Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- In an unusual show of support for allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces, an official military journal articl...

The Torture Apologist's Fallacy

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

If a person in US custody is presumed innocent until proven guilty, then it does not matter whether or not torture works, does it? We don't torture innocent people, right?

Hear from Military Families About Social Media Via DOD Feedback Site

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

The Department of Defense is asking military families what they really need from social media. It's not an easy issue, since there are a lot of legitimate security and privacy concerns.

Congress Orders Private Jets For Lawmakers' Travel

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress plans to spend $550 million to buy eight jets, a substantial upgrade to the fleet used by federal officials at a time when lawmakers have cri...