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In Iraq, Death Comes For A Technician Defusing Bombs By Hand

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.28.2016 | World

HASAN AL SHAM, Iraq ― When Sarbast Salih and his men enter a house formerly held by ISIS, they don’t go through the front door. Instead, they shim...

Fearless Is as Fearless Does -- The Journey of Marine Sgt. Rob Jones

Shandra Carlson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Having the incredible opportunity to hear Rob talk, I quickly picked up on his hard-won wisdom, gained from fearless acts performed on a daily basis. Acts most of us can't fathom. I am honored to share some of our conversation with you.

Students Charged After Tiny Explosive Found At Middle School (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.10.2015 | Crime

A bomb squad detonated a small explosive device found in a student's backpack at a school in Vicksburg, Mississippi, on Wednesday afternoon. A police ...

Designing Dreams: A Talk With Alessandro Colombo of the Istituto Europeo del Design in Florence, Italy

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.25.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Italy is a country of contradictions. But then, everything and everyone who is even remotely interesting to me is a mix of old and new, good and bad, mild and passionate -- with every nuance of feelings and experiences in between.

The Face of Memorial Day

Siobhan Fallon | Posted 05.25.2016 | Women
Siobhan Fallon

When I see the Memorial Day photos of Arlington, I know those simple white markers represent entire lives. They are the boys running across a soccer field, the kid bagging your groceries, the girls playing varsity volleyball -- every one of them somebody's child who had an entire life of promise ahead.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: It's Raining Men... and Tartans!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.16.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Everywhere I look in Florence, it seems that no self-respecting fashionist-o is going out without some tartan. The colors aren't the traditional Scottish blues, greens or reds and some may even be tempted to call it tweed, but I insist it's a new kind of tartan.

10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician

Scott DiMarco | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Scott DiMarco

Where ever you work: be it in an office, a factory, in sales, or even a library, we all were the new person at some point in our career. Weathering out a tough situation is never a comfortable proposition, but it is part of the human condition.

Giving Back to Veterans

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

When you see that the suicide rate has increased 150 percent among veterans since 2001, you know that something is desperately wrong with how the country is handling the needs of veterans.

David Wood

U.S. Military Unable to Defeat Afghan IEDS, Insider Attacks | David Wood | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- In more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, the United States military has failed to defeat the insurgents' main weapon -- the IED, or ...

WATCH: Quadruple Amputee Soldier Stands 6 Weeks After Injury

Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact

Just a little over a month after Travis Mills lost all four limbs to an improvised explosive device, the staff sergeant is making big plans for the fu...

The Spirit Of Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Didn't Return

Andrew Lubin | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

That's the spirit of Memorial Day; it's the remembrance of those who didn't come back alive, and a celebration of the esprit-de-corps and how they lived their lives.God bless the United States and those who stand watch over us tonight.

First(-ish) Clear Link Between Anti-US Iraq Violence and Iran

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is the US going to war with Iran next week? No, none of this is aimed that high. What we are seeing is a more clever tamping up of public rhetoric, a base that if the US chooses to do so, will serve as the next step in an ongoing war of mostly, for now, words.

House approves another $2.7 billion for failed anti-roadside bomb program despite already spending $21 billion with little results

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Corbin Hiar, iWatch News Despite unprecedented budgetary pressures, a recently passed House appropriations bill would both increase the overa...

WATCH: Disabled Veteran's Charity Home Blocked By Homeowners Association

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Even after laying his life on the line for the country, and sustaining injuries because of it, Sean Gittens couldn't get the charity house he was offe...

Measuring Quick Sand

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

All of the data and evidence available makes it clear: the insurgency's momentum and tempo of operations has not been adversely affected by our surge in Afghanistan.

David Wood

As Afghan War Enters Tenth Fighting Season, IED Casualties On The Rise | David Wood | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

Despite nearly a decade of costly and sometimes frantic struggle, the United States military has been unable to control the Afghan insurgents' most de...

When Manholes Explode, New Yorkers Shrug

Tom Bisky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Bisky

As audio-visual phenomena, the volcanic blasts from manhole-accessed underground pipes are nothing short of spectacular -- but we New Yorkers are getting used to them.

Pfc. Ryan Grady Killed In Afghanistan: Vermont National Guardsman's Body Brought Back To U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Army Pfc. Ryan J. Grady's body was brought to U.S. soil Sunday when the aircraft carrying the slain soldier, father, brother, and husband landed at Do...

ReThink Review: Bulletproof Salesman -- Warzone Safety For Sale

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Due to its scarcity, safety may be the most precious commodity of all in a warzone. And since scarcity raises prices, it's the rich and well connected...

A Hundred Years of War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Drone attacks are terrorism too. Killing entire families, including women and children, in the "border" areas of the "AF-PAK" theater to hit one "militant" or "extremist," without charge or trial, repeated countless times.

Kyle Wright, Romeoville Soldier, Killed In Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Army Specialist Kyle Wright was killed Wednesday as an improvised explosive device hit his Stryker vehicle in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Wright was a nat...

Iran Admitted Attacks On Western Troops In Iraq: UK Ambassador

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran offered to stop attacking British troops in Iraq to try to get the West to drop objections to Tehran's uranium enrichment project, a UK official ...

Unfit for the Presidency: John McCain and His Personal IED

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

One thought that keeps entering my medically-trained mind is a strange coincidence of acronyms that may explain why John McCain is psychologically unfit to be our next President.

Army Operations Chief: "The IED Problem Is Getting Out Of Control. We've Got To Stop The Bleeding."

Washington Post | Rick Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By the late summer of 2002, as the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington approached, an American victory in Afghanistan...