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America's Never-Ending Wars in the Middle East

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

U.S. efforts to combat al-Qaeda have not diminished the threat from terrorism. Osama bin Laden's absence has not defeated terrorism. It has created a power vacuum that has been filled by groups more radicalized and more ruthless than al-Qaeda. America keeps playing the terrorist Whac-a-Mole. There is no grand strategy, only arbitrary lurches from crisis to crisis.

For-Profit College Trade Group: Protectors of Bad Behavior

David Halperin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
David Halperin

A trade association of for-profits college could work to advantage those honest member schools who actually are helping students to learn and train for careers. But APSCU, instead, appears to subscribe to the quick buck ethos of its biggest, wealthiest, most powerful members.

Mitch Daniels & Mike Mullen Should Tell For-Profit Colleges Hard Truths, or Else Stay Home

David Halperin | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
David Halperin

Daniels should tell the APSCU members that they should curb their arrogant lobbying campaign, improve their programs, and halt their misconduct.

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman: 'We've Got 18 Vets A Day Who Are Killing Themselves'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival this weekend, giving a candid assessment of the growing p...

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...

Who's On The Naughty List?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

It's been a tumultuous year in the political world. Congress became more unpopular than ever, the Occupy movement captured the hearts and minds of man...

Obama Speaks At Mullen Retirement Ceremony

Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) — President Barack Obama is speaking Friday morning at the swearing-in of the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs o...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Shakes Hands With Troops

Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact

Comedian Jon Stewart, former NBA star Karl Malone, illusionist David Blaine and Admiral Mike Mullen met with troops during a three-country USO tour. ...

War Economy: The Selling of Afghanistan, 2011

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The last president's legacy was tarnished when he declared "Mission Accomplished" too soon. It would be tragic if this president declared victory too late.

Harsh Realities Impinge on Obama's Emerging Doctrine

William Bradley | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
William Bradley

In the wake of the take-down of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama used last week's glittering European tour to further lay out and demonstrate his emerging multilateral geopolitical doctrine.

Libya Says Army May Halt Fighting In Besieged City Of Misrata

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:54:42 AM By Michael Georgy MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its army i...

"Iraq Has Oil and Afghanistan Has America": Obama Must Change up the Game

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

With a budget showdown threatening to shut down the government on Friday, there's hardly any discussion of the $119 billion the U.S. will spend this year in Afghanistan, a country with a GDP of just $14 billion.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Opposed To U.S. Arming Libya Rebels

AP/The Huffington Post | By DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. should avoid developing a closer relationship with Libyan opposition forces, defense leaders said Thursday, telling an oft...

Amanda Terkel

Mike Mullen: U.S. Mission In Libya 'Limited', But No End In Sight

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen made the rounds of the morning talk shows on Sunday, and one of the main messages tha...

Mike Mullen: Gaddafi Could Cling To Power In Libya

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led international military assault on Libya could achieve its stated goals without forcing Moammar Gaddafi from power, th...

David Wood

Middle East Tensions Present Obama Administration With Unique Challenges

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As Muammar Gaddafi’s forces race to crush the ragged remnants of the month-old Libyan rebellion with "no mercy,” the Obama administr...

General Deployed Psy-Ops On U.S. Senators

Rolling Stone | Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing ...

Broadmoor Reflections: What Gay Acceptance Feels Like Over Time

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Steve Clemons

A recent visit to Broadmoor, Colorado made me feel that great progress has been made in this country and history is tilting in good directions for the most part when it comes to tolerance and acceptance.

Giving Our Service Members The Support They Need

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

I was glad to see the military acknowledging and addressing the separateness created by our all volunteer army, because I think it has profound consequences for our engagement with the men and women who serve.

Repeal, Redemption, and Ripple Effects

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Any talk of redeeming acts in public life tends to focus on individuals. Character and career are the arcs of this familiar story line, punched up by ...

"Tell It Like It Is": A Playlist For Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

No, you didn't actually ask, but let me tell you anyway, okay? Personally, I'm officially tired of the outdated double standard that is our military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

Amanda Terkel

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton: New START Treaty 'Should Be Nonpartisan, Not Just Bipartisan'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen appeared on the Sunday morning public affairs sho...

Don't Ask, Don't Care

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Listen, Congress. The majority of the people have spoken, and it's not so much "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," as simply, "Don't Care."

I Had a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Dream (And John McCain's Not Gonna Like It)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Heymont

I found myself in a Washington, D.C. hotel lobby surrounded by a group of drag queens attending a gay fundraising event. As a matter of fact, I was in drag, too! Suddenly the doors opened and John McCain was walking directly toward me.