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Rebalancing our National Security Strategy

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Powers

The economic crisis that we face today provides us an opportunity to prioritize this needed change by ensuring that we have a strategic balance in our spending.

Obama Bringing Troops Home: Are We Ready to Welcome Them?

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Whether it is 16 months or 19 months or 23 months, whether the residual force is 10,000 or 50,000 troops, the president's new plan will create a surge of new veterans coming home in 2009 and 2010. We need to be ready.

As War Veterans Increase, Judge Seeks Separate Court For Ex-Military Offenders

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan drag on the number of war vets increases, and some of them are ending up in the Cook County criminal justice ...

"You Saved My Life" ... A Reason to Keep Reporting

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Glantz

After six years of war in Iraq, it is easy to get exhausted and depressed, then something happens that suddenly gives all your work meaning, that gives you the strength to continue.

From Falluja to Washington, DC: Iraq Veteran Unveils New Roadmap for Congress

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

As the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the stimulus package today, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have a lot at stake.

Mayor MIA on Veterans' Affairs

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

When hundreds of thousands of New York's veterans do not receive the benefits and entitlements they deserve, is there then no cost to New York State taxpayers?

After the White House: A Retirement Plan for President Bush

Dr. Stephen Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Stephen Forman

As President Bush leaves the White House and returns to Texas, we can only hope for him what we want for ourselves; to learn from our mistakes and to do good in the world with the time.

Violent Veterans, the Big Picture

Helen Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Benedict

Iraq War veterans seem to be killing and hurting themselves and others more than veterans of any other war in American history.

Open Letter to Veterans Affairs Nominee Gen. Eric Shinseki

Joseph A. Violante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Violante

The history of veterans funding is so consistently poor that even when Congress has gotten the funding level right, it has been late. Imagine trying to run a private sector health care system without knowing your budget.

We Remember the Dead by Helping the Living

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Clearly, we have not done enough for our veterans. That's why it's so infuriating that when someone finally does, government bureaucrats try to stop them.

Rescue Task Force: Real Help for Wounded Warriors

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

If you're evacuated after sustaining injuries on the battlefield, you lose your stuff, and while you're recovering, the Rescue Task Force people will try to get you replacements.


Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

New Yorkers gather from all over the nation and abroad; where they come from and what they are reaffirms that we are all "real Americans," even those "pesky" immigrants.

A Guide to Help Our Troops Survive -- at Home

Bobby Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bobby Muller

Despite their honorable service and sacrifices, servicemembers upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan often find themselves having to fight the military itself to get needed benefits and services.

Iraq: Is the SOFA viable?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

The Status of Forces Agreement comes with outrageous stipulations that render our troops helpless, subject them to the Iraqi military tribunals, halt U.S. military operations, and turn vengeful detainees over to the Iraqis.

Veterans Bring The Truth Home

Stephen Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Funk

Even considering the long list of mistakes perpetuated by this Administration on the American people, the war in Iraq is by far the most urgent problem president-elect Obama must address.

Army Bases Brace For Surge In Stress-Related Disorders

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Some 15,000 soldiers are heading home to this sprawling base after spending more than a year at war in Iraq and Afghanistan...

Top Ten Heroes of the George W. Bush Era

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

As the W. Bush regime comes to an end it seems appropriate to pay tribute to the countless individuals and groups who have spent the last nearly 8 years exposing this government.

The Sound of Veterans Day

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sean Gilfillan

Just as our artists have given us great music to listen to since my return from Iraq, we are now using this music to help the hundreds of thousands of troops who face a host of struggles upon returning home.

Taking Care of Our Veterans

Joseph A. Violante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Violante

We must never forget the very real sacrifices already made by millions of American veterans who have been injured or disabled as a result of their service.

Why Democrats Can Hold the Veteran and Military Family Vote Moving Forward

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Powers

Numerous veterans are returning home to find a newly found passion for politics as we have seen first hand how America's policies affect other nations and how Washington has failed.

Iraq: US Soldiers Being Redeployed, Despite Mental Instability

ABC | By BOB WOODRUFF, JAMES HILL and JAIME HENNESSEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks before his second deployment to Iraq last September, Army Specialist Michael DeVlieger broke down. "At first, I thought it was something th...

The Obama Challenges

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

As President, Obama will need to confront two costly wars, global terrorism, an economy on the brink and a serious energy crisis. Don't expect immediate change.

Prosecuting U.S. Troops Under Iraqi Law .. ?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

For all those who will accept nothing short of "victory" in Iraq, please get on the same page as the rest of us: sending others into an immoral situation and expecting them to behave morally is absurd.

Trapped in Section 60: an Interview with the Directors of "Section 60: Arlington Nation Cemetery"

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

Matt O'Neill: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have become the background noise in this presidential election. No one is paying attention right now.

Top Iraq/Afghan Vets Group Gives McCain a 'D' for 2008 -- Obama a 'B'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The report card places McCain on what it calls "the D team" and explains, "These legislators must improve their voting records if they are to legitimately claim that they support our troops and veterans."