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The Runaway General, Part II: General Conway

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

President Obama needs to come out right now and reiterate that there will be a drawdown that begins no later than July 2011 and that it will involve significant numbers of U.S. troops.

'God Hates Fags': Q&A with Pastor Fred Phelps

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.

Petraeus' Oily Spin About Progress in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

There is virtually no data that shows strategically significant security "progress" in Afghanistan since the start of the latest escalation.

Build the Mosque

Zachary J. Iscol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zachary J. Iscol

Those who oppose building a mosque, the Cordoba House, on private property a few blocks from Ground Zero, have got it all backwards. They root thei...

Media Failing to Ask Tough Questions on Afghanistan War...Again

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

2010-08-15-youveheard.jpgIf the media fail to ask hard questions, there's a chance Petraeus could get the freedom to extend an extremely unpopular war that's not making us safer.

An Intimate Look at Female Soldiers: Q&A with Laura Browder (PHOTOS)

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Author Laura Browder says she was compelled to create her new book about military women when she realized Jessica Lynch and Lynndie England had become the war's most famous soldiers.

NATO Forces in Afghanistan Can't Deny They Killed Civilians in Sangin Anymore

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Exclusive, on-the-ground interviews obtained by Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan project confirm what NATO forces repeatedly denied: U.S. an...

Matt Garst Steps On IED, Absorbs Blast, Walks Away As Fellow Marines Stare In Disbelief In Afghanistan

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a story sure to become a recruiting legend for the Marines, Cpl. Matt Garst cheated death in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive...

Former Marine Weighs in on the ROE Debate

Michael Buonocore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Buonocore

With all the advantages that a native insurgency enjoys, it is particularly important that our uniformed troops exercise physical restraint while capitalizing on the value of our ideals.

A Salute to the Mothers of Freedom

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

My mother Gloria was married to a military man. She moved her family 22 times in 31 years, over three continents, through three wars.

Afghanistan vs. the Marines: It's a Problem

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The general, about to retire and speaking from his heart, believes that both the Marines and their equipment in Afghanistan are wearing thin, that their core competencies are being neglected

McCain Blocking Bill To Include Marines In 'Department Of The Navy' Name

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is playing a major role in blocking a House bill that has a record number of co-sponsors. The legislation, sponsored by Re...

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War is the best novel I have ever read about Vietnam, which is saying something. It's also one of the best books I have ever read.

Obesity & Military: Almost 30 Percent Of Young Americans Too Fat To Fight, Generals Say

McClatchy | Patrick Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A group of more than 50 retired generals and admirals says a growing number of young Americans are too fat to fight. A study released last week by Mi...

Jon Stewart Author Interview: 'Dream Machine' Author Richard Whittle On The 'Notorious' V-22 Osprey (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle spoke to Jon Stewart last night on "The Daily Show" about his new book, "The Dream Machine," which explains the...

Marine Amphibious Assaults May Be A Thing Of The Past

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On a stretch of clean, white Southern California beach, thousands of young Marines this month charged forward from the sea, leaping from helicopters a...

Brandon Crawford's Story: Marine Never Gives Up On NFL Dream

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Even when the days were longest at his North Carolina Marine base, when he went to the weight room three times a day to fill the hours between the 4 a...

Second Annual U.S. Military Wives Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Taney Humphreys

It's easy to forget that there are real people who are deeply affected by our wars, people who don't have the luxury of tuning it out. The families of our soldiers live with the harsh reality every single day.

Marines Return Home To Hawaii & An Outpouring Of Affection (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.08.2015 | Hawaii

It was a happy scene in Hawaii on Monday when soldiers from the 1st Battalion/3rd Marines Charlie Company, returned home, following a 7-month deployme...

Hope in Haiti: Continuing to Support the Haitian People

Shakira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In Haiti, I have visited possible locations to build the Barefoot Haiti School, which will provide education, nutrition and psychological support to displaced children.

PR Win for the Military. But What About the Victims?

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Luz

CNN has been airing a story about how Marines are trained to avoid civilian casualties in densely populated areas. Back in my PR days, this kind of "hit" would have been cause for celebration.

Yellow Ribbon Stickers: they aren't working (and neither are a lot of veterans)

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clint Van Winkle

It's easy to say you support the troops, but numbers prove that the support often stops with the placement of a yellow ribbon on the back of a car. 1...

Jarhead Makes a Movie

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Clint Van Winkle

I attended a crash course in film making geared towards giving five fellows, all Iraq and/or Afghanistan combat veterans, a basic foundation that would allow us to write/produce/direct our very own documentaries.

Pentagon 'Mentor' Overhaul: Retired Officers Must Disclose Business Ties

USA Today | Tom Vanden Brook and Ken Dilanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday ordered an overhaul of the Pentagon's use of retired senior officers to advise the military, ...

Good Night Sweet Prince: Tribute to a Marine

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

He was a solid Marine. BJ's life revolved around three things: his wife Diana Schulte Hudnall, his family and friends and being the best Marine he could. A good life and one worth living.