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Armed Insecurity

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

As a society, we're armed and dangerous -- and always at war, both collectively and individually. We're endlessly declaring bad guys (officially and unofficially) and endlessly protecting ourselves from them, in the process guaranteeing that the violence continues. And the parallels between "them" and "us" are unnerving.

How the Mom of a Fallen War Hero Will be Spending Memorial Day

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.22.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

People who don't know me well often ask what sort of celebrating I'll be doing over the Memorial Day holiday. I used to be like most of America, planning a barbecue or a weekend laughing at the lake with little or no thought about what the holiday really meant -¬ it was totally valued time off.

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

5 U.S. Troops Killed By Friendly Fire

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.10.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five American troops with a special operations unit were killed by a U.S. airstrike called in to help them after they were...

NATO Airstrike Kills 5 Afghan Soldiers: Officials

AP | KATHY GANNON and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An early morning NATO airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province killed five Afghan soldiers on Thursday, the coali...

WATCH: So The U.S. Military Apparently Dropped A 500-Pound Bomb On Its Own Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

Gazing out over a valley in the Paktika Province in Afghanistan in 2013, a soldier in a U.S. Army infantry outpost filmed as his unit waited for an ai...

Police Officer Killed In Friendly Fire

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 01.09.2013 | Denver

DENVER — A police officer was shot and killed Friday by another officer after several agencies responded to a report of shots fired at a home in...

Unfriendly Friendly Fire

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Retired Lieutenant Who Accidentally Killed ATF Agent Is 'Devastated'

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — An attorney for a retired police lieutenant who fired the shot that killed a federal agent trying to thwart a New Year's Eve...

NATO: Mistakes Led To Attack That Killed 24 Pakistani Troops

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An investigation into a NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani troops last month near the Afghan border has concluded that a ...

Trying to Keep a Straight Face in the Midst of Madness: The Debt Ceiling Kabal & Balance

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

Dear President Obama and the rest of the shrewd cast of characters: if you want to balance the budget, stop the wars, close military bases, stop corporate subsidies, vastly reduce the military budget from .50 of every dollar to a fraction of that and declare a moratorium on foreclosures.

Accidental Fire

John Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Darnton

Why are the authorities so cowardly when it comes to admitting that sometimes mortars land in the wrong places and sometimes helicopter gunships shoot the wrong hillside?

ReThink Interview: Amir Bar-Lev, Director of The Tillman Story (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I talked with director Amir Bar-Lev about why Americans weren't more outraged when it was revealed that the made-for-Hollywood stories of Tillman and Jessica Lynch were lies.

Shakespeare: Don't Like the News, Then Kill the Messenger

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Weller

While the U.S. is seeking to find allies who might arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, there are other stories out there that they should be worrying about. One is Pat Tillman.

Ron Barr Goes Back for More...

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

In many places across the country, Ron Barr's interviews on the syndicated SportsByline USA radio network have been the soundtrack and the touchstone for hundreds of thousands of sports fans.

Second Shooting In Month Casts Doubt On Afghan Forces

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The second shooting of Western troops by one of their Afghan counterparts this month has highlighted the potential hazards ...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 15: Coordination is Easier Said Than Done

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the fifteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repor...

NATO Airstrike Accidentally Kills Afghan Troops

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A botched NATO airstrike killed five Afghan soldiers after they were mistaken for insurgents early Wednesday, highlighting ...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 8: WANTED: Village Idiots Guide for PSC/Military Relationships

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the eighth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report "...

McChrystal -- Pat Tillman

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Louis Maxwell, UN Security Guard, May Have Been Killed By Afghan Police

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — "Friendly fire" from Afghan security forces may have killed a U.N. employee during a Taliban attack in October on a guest house...

'Friendly Fire' Author C.D.B. Bryan Dead

AP | STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARTFORD, Conn. — C.D.B. Bryan, whose 1976 book "Friendly Fire" about the accidental death of a soldier in Vietnam struck a chord with disillusi...

WATCH: Krakauer And Jon Stewart On Pat Tillman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"It's the worst best story you'll ever read," said Daily Show host Jon Stewart last night about Jon Krakauer's new book, Where Men Win Glory. Krakaue...

Omar Edwards Shooter Faces No Charges

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Can "Smart" Guns Help Save Lives Of New York Cops?

New York Post | John Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the wake of the tragic death of Officer Omar Edwards at the hands of another cop, the NYPD said the department is looking at new technology to help...