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The Disappointing U.S. Statement On Anti-Personnel Land Mines

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

It is past time for the United States to agree to a ban on the use of these indiscriminate weapons and to accede to the Ottawa Convention. The U.S. statement does not advance that outcome.

The Bush Doctrine Failed Twice: The Opportunity Costs of Two Gulf Wars

James Grundvig | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
James Grundvig

The ISIS debacle in Iraq, which threatens to tear apart the war-fatigued nation, has become a political blood sport of blame and finger pointing. When...

Time to Go: VA's Leadership Cannot Stand

Jim Moore | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

Having retired from VA last September, after 12 years there as a speechwriter for four secretaries, and another 20 years in other lanes of federal service, I look at the scene from a distance through the strong field glasses of professional experience with many of the players.

An American Behind the Gun in the Israeli Army

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Those of us who keep an eye on current events know that things are starting to heat up once again in Israel. Last week, during the Jewish holiday of P...

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

Liar, Liar

Brian Rooney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Brian Rooney

Reporters pride themselves on being skeptical of everything they're told. People lie to us all the time. It's a reporter's job to smoke out the truth, but one of the hardest lies to challenge is when someone is looking you right in the eye and completely making up a story.

Bringing Home to the Soldier

Colleen Morton Busch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Colleen Morton Busch

A soldier preparing to deploy trains intensely. Coming home is a different story. Veterans who've spent months, perhaps years, bonded to their peers by a shared mission often return to find themselves alienated from their loved ones and their homeland and longing for the camaraderie and urgency of deployment.

Meet A True Hero In Honor Of Veterans Day

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

I had the privilege of hearing Louis Zamperini speak at a local church. At age 93, he was not only entertaining but inspiring. In the overflowing church, Louis asked for all war veterans to stand.

For Veterans, Veterans Day is Every Day of the Year

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

For most of us, Veterans Day is another day to celebrate and honor an occasion or event -- in this case a very special group of people. For our v...

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.

Molly O'Toole

Veteran Spared When Sheet Noose Ripped: 'I'm Glad It Didn't Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

On the last day Joey Smith walked, he confronted a few Afghan workers on his base in Afghanistan, confiscating a camera. When he turned his back, they...

U.S. President 'Betrays' Arab Uprising, Once Again

Barry Lando | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Barry Lando

An American president calls for the downfall of an Arab dictator. The people rise up. The revolt spreads across the country. The rebels ask for help f...

While Cameron Defers to Parliament, Obama Locks Into Warfare State of Mind

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The British Parliament's rejection of an attack on Syria is a direct contrast -- and implicit challenge -- to the political war system of the United States. Now all eyes turn to Congress, where the bar has suddenly been raised.

The Simmering Rivalry Between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have challenged each other for greater influence across the Middle East and North Africa since the Arab Awakening began by placing bets on different horses.

Time For Some American Shock and Awe in Syria

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The clamor among the hawkish segment of Washington lawmakers to get the United States involved militarily in Syria gets louder by the day.

Bob and Lee Woodruff Humanize the Hidden Injuries of War

Matt Semino | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Matt Semino

Nonprofit organizations such as the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) are profoundly shaping our nation's understanding of the hidden injuries of war while also providing vital resources to groups that serve the needs of our veterans as they heal and reintegrate into their communities.

The Folly of Sanctions

Stanley Weiss | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

America's greatest tool to force change is not sanctions, but economic engagement

Chemical Weapons in Syria Will Be Worse Than We Can Know

Jeremy Courtney | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Jeremy Courtney

The long-tail effects of chemical weapons continue to plague Iraq today, burdening a decimated health care system, and providing horrifying visual fodder for extremists who would incite hatred against the West.

Invasion of Iraq, 10 years later

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By The Center for Public IntegrityThe Center for Public IntegrityOn the evening of March 19, 2003 -- ten years ago -- U.S. warplanes bombed a s...

Washington's War-Makers Aren't 'in a Bubble,' They're in a Bunker

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

With the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion coming up next month, we can expect a surge of explanations for what made that catastrophe possible.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Battleground: Contaminated Environments May Be To Blame For Decades Of Sick Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green

In 1991, as part of Operation Desert Storm, former U.S. Army Spc. Candy Lovett arrived in Kuwait a healthy 29-year-old eager to serve her country. Two...

Bush, Powell React To General's Death

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Reaction to the death Thursday of retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf: ___...

Is Fox Even Helping the Republicans Anymore?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

There is no inevitable link between conservatism and stupidity, but one could be forgiven for coming to that conclusion while watching Fox News.

Romney & Obama: Where's the Inspiration?

Jigar Shah | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

On the energy front, President George Bush was one of our best presidents ever. He and Vice President Dick Cheney created an energy plan. This energy plan gave investors a direction in life.

Veteran Employment Situation Report for August 2012

Ted Daywalt | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

This report will summarize the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the labor market, the second covers where the jobs were created, meaning where the best chance of finding employment may be, and the third covers the employment situation in the veteran market.