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Afghan Army: The Few, the Proud, the Unprepared

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jake Diliberto

Afghans cannot take control in 2011.

Ilario Pantano to Hold Fundraiser at a Shooting Range

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Pantano uses his military record, including a hearing for premeditated murder, as evidence that he killed America's enemy and as a credential for his conservative values.

Your Life Depends Upon This Tiny Plant

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Phytoplankton is a keystone plant species and is the basis for all life in the ocean, responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen of the planet; the very air that we breathe. And they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Marines Getting A Makeover?

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Aug. 13) -- Declaring "the maritime soul of the Marine Corps" is at stake, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a review of the seab...

Afghanistan: 9th Anniversary. Anyone Give a Damn?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Rushing

The invasion of Afghanistan's ninth anniversary passed in DC this week with hardly a notice. Media desperate to illustrate the story flocked to a sm...

Green News Report: October 5, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Toxic slud...

Republicans Betray National Security With Impunity

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

This week, Senate Republicans held the US Military and their families hostage to appease their extremist, reactionary fringe. Yet, on Thursday in DC, ...

Muslim Brothers (In Arms)

Zachary J. Iscol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zachary J. Iscol

In 2004, as Jewish Marine from New York, I was put in charge of over 200 Iraqi soldiers. All but one were Muslim. This, I feared, would be a recipe for disaster. Far from it.

The Runaway General, Part II: General Conway

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

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.

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

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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

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...

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...