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Graduation Time at the Service Academies

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Not being "an Academy Graduate," I do so perhaps with a little envy, perhaps because I only went through six months of hell instead of four years, but I always do so with the highest respect for these young men and women who survive the hell and go on to become our future military leaders.

70 Years of Military Mediocrity

William J. Astore | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
William J. Astore

Two centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson's points were plain and clear: While this country desired peace, it had to be prepared to wage war; and yet the more it avoided resorting to raw military power, the more it would prosper. Have America's military officers learned these lessons?

The Argument For Eliminating Military Academies

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.27.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In a Jan. 5 article for Salon, author and U.S. Naval Academy professor Bruce Fleming laid out arguments for his controversial point: military academie...

Molly O'Toole

Meet The Military Class Of 2013, The Future Of U.S. Defense | Molly O'Toole | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

On Sept. 11, 2001, most of the graduates of the class of 2013 were 10 years old. When the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, they weren't yet teenagers. The d...

Ending Violence in a Decade

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Yes, now is the time to choose our future, so let us choose one that transcends the insanity and sheer stupidity of violent behavior. This requires personal empowerment. It also requires collective empowerment.

How to Stop Sexual Assault at Military Service Academies: First, Legalize Sex

Bruce Fleming | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fleming

Am I saying that sex itself, of any sort, is forbidden at taxpayer-supported military service academies? Yes. As it is, we make it impossible to show them what's wrong with unwanted sex when even wanted sex is against the rules.

LOOK: 12 Free Tuition Colleges

Posted 01.04.2013 | College

To anyone concerned about the rising cost of college, it may be comforting to know that there are still tuition-free schools out there, according to U...

Respect Existence or Expect Resistance

Blake Page | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Blake Page

The command at West Point does not just recommend, encourage or support the exaltation of Christianity around this time of year, but requires it by force of policy under threat of reprimand for any who dissent.

The Few, the Proud, the Infantilized

Bruce Fleming | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fleming

The military is downsizing, and the federal budget is under scrutiny. Do military service academies deserve to continue?

Military Academies Witness Rise In Reported Sexual Assaults, Study Finds

AP/Huffington Post | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 12.28.2011 | Crime

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The number of reported sexual assaults at the nation's three major military academies rose overall in the latest academic year from ...

In Praise of 'America's Game'

Michael Simzak | Posted 02.12.2012 | Sports
Michael Simzak

Although the results have not always gone the way I wanted them to, the Army-Navy game has never disappointed.

Major Military Academies Report Significant Rise in Applicants

New York Times | JAMES DAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The nation's three major military academies said Wednesday that applications for the incoming Class of 2013 were up significantly from previous years,...