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Why the Clintons Need Obama to Win: Uncertainty as Hillary Pushes the Big Geopolitical Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
William Bradley

If Hillary Clinton is to have the option of running for president in 2016, she needs a strong legacy as secretary of state, by far the most important post she's ever held.

The Invisible War -- Documentary Spotlighting Rape in the Military Aims to Create National Awareness

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The Invisible War interweaves devastating statistics with the personal stories of a group of women and one man. Their lives have been forever altered by "soul-shattering" violations from those they had believed to be a trusted family -- the military.

Military Halts Use Of Muslim Women In Hijab Image For Target Training

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion

The Navy has stopped using targets featuring Muslim women in hijabs at the new SEAL training range in Fort Story, reports The Virginian-Pilot. Ac...

Enough Already: Pass the STOP Act

Nancy Parrish | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

There is a crisis in our military and, while Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has done more than his predecessors in acknowledging the crisis, he is fundamentally failing to fix the problem. So today our veterans are going to our nation's capital to demand change.

Voter Suppression Will Disenfranchise Troops. Now, the Pentagon Must Tell Us How Many

Jon Soltz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Our men and women in uniform swear to uphold our Constitution -- the core of which is our right to vote. Any effort which would impede their ability to vote is not just un-American, but a violation of the law.

'The Invisible War' Documentary Exposes Military Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Molly O'Toole | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

Emmy-nominated producer Amy Ziering admitted she was looking at her phone during the announcement of the Audience Award for U.S. documentary at this y...

Potpourri

Ed Koch | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The candidates for Mayor in 2013 are being tested on their courage to stand up and support the continuation of the stop-and-frisk program. Who among them supports the Mayor and Police Commissioner at this time?

Andrea Stone

GAO Warns Military Draft Agency Would Be Slow To Mobilize

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Selective Service System is so understaffed after years of budget cuts that gathering the first inductees to boot camp would take ni...

Midway: 70th Anniversary of One of History's Most Pivotal Battles Came in Midst of Obama's Big Strategic Pivot to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite the lack of a glamorous locale, Midway was absolutely central to our past and present. And the big geopolitical pivot, again centered on the Pacific, now underway looks to be central to our future.

Pakistan Goes After Panetta: Defense Secretary 'Simplifying' Complex Issues, Comments 'Unhelpful'

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Saturday rejected U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's recent comments on militant safe havens in Paki...

The Daily Szep- Leon Panetta

Paul Szep | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Paul Szep

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Making Defense Sense With Budget Cuts

Charles Knight | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Charles Knight

Military power is but one part of national strength. The Pentagon's budget, and our overall federal budget priorities, must reflect this reality.

The Pentagon's Dirty Deal

Tom Andrews | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Tom Andrews

Recently, the House unanimously passed an amendment to the House Defense Authorization bill that bans the purchase of weapons from any firm "controlled, directed or influenced by" a country providing weapons to state sponsors of terrorism, including Syria.

President Obama Is a Friend of Israel

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

If past is prologue, Americans -- both Jews and non-Jews -- devoted to and concerned about Israel can vote to reelect President Obama in November with an absolutely clear conscience.

Dave Jamieson

Panetta Defends Obama Against Romney's Afghanistan Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta responded Sunday to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's attack on President Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy, ...

Panetta: Bin Laden Doctor's Sentence 'Disturbing'

Posted 05.27.2012 | World

Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is defending the Obama administration's plans to wind down the more than decade-long ...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.27.2012 | Media

I just naturally assumed they were booked because the show felt no one could better help viewers relate to the politics of the week! You mean there's a special reason? Apparently so, and it is because...O'Malley might one day run for president, and maybe Gingrich has some advice?

Defense Chief Restricts Flights Of Stealth Fighter That's Been Choking Pilots

Wired | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

For five years, America’s most expensive fighter jets have been poisoning their pilots and crew. On Tuesday, the Defense Secretary finally stepped i...

'Green News Report' - May 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ominous sta...

'Green News Report' - May 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The deepest...

WATCH: Killing Bin Laden Was The 'Most Important' Day Of My Presidency

Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

A year after the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama reflected on the decision he made to carry out the deadly raid. In an interview...

Sealed Up, But Not Sealed Over: The Osama bin Laden Raid at 1

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden was a triumph of American arms, satisfying retribution for al Qaeda's attacks on New York and Washington. But it points up the many mistakes we've made and continue to make in the wake of 9/11.

John Celock

Governors To Congress: Don't Cut 'The A-Team'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

The nations' governors are asking Congress to restore funding for the Air National Guard, saying that talks with the U.S. Department of Defense have f...

Pentagon Announces New Spy Agency

Posted 04.24.2012 | World

The Pentagon is creating a new spy service that will focus on targets such as Iran and China, The New York Times reports. A senior Defense Departm...

Elizabeth Warren Issues Hawkish Iran Statement, Contradicts U.S. Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Two of the nation's most high-profile Democratic candidates for Senate seats have parted ways over U.S. policy on Iran, which is a top national securi...