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Military Policy

Hand-to-Hand: Comedy and Combat

Beth Lapides | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Beth Lapides

The Pentagon just announced it's lifting the ban on woman going to the front lines and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. I know this is something that's supposedly good for women, but it's something I have mixed feeling about. Oddly, one of those feelings is gratitude.

Shaping DoD Policy by Giving a Voice to Bereaved Military Families

Cilla McCain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Cilla McCain

The Department of Defense has approved a groundbreaking study examining the unique grieving process of survivors. Maybe this is a positive step toward building a stronger military community and a stronger nation as a whole.

The Victims Aren't the Problem, the Perverts Are

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

As backward as the military has been in matters of gender equity, I'm thankful top brass are taking measures to combat sexual assault.

Cassaundra StJohn: Helping Female Vets to Move Forward

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Realizing that they were many resources for men who had served -- but not for women -- StJohn had an epiphany. She asked herself, "Why aren't I doing this?" That was the beginning of F7 Group.

It's the Military, Stupid! Demeaning Service Members for Political Gain

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

The military operates by emphasizing a "team" identity, and this is why concerns about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" are irrelevant. You sign away your own beliefs when you join and adopt those regulated by the service.

Sam Stein

Gibbs: DADT Will End, 'It's Not Whether But... How'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs studiously avoided weighing in on the legal debate erupting around Don't Ask Don't Tell on Wednesday, deflecting...

Countries Where Gays Do Serve Openly In The Military

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Charles Sennott BOSTON -- In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: "Don't Ask, Don't Car...

Arthur Delaney

Army Mom Confined To Base After Skipping Deployment To Care For Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Single-mother Alexis Hutchinson refused to deploy to Afghanistan on Nov. 5, she said, because she didn't have anyone to take care of her infant son. N...

Secretary Of The Army: Military Ready To Lift Ban On Openly Gay Service

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Army Times published Sunday, Secretary of the Army John McHugh indicated that the army would be ready to lift the ban on gays...

Mullen Advises 'Measured' Approach To Gay Policy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's top military officer said Sunday he has advised President Barack Obama to move "in a measured way" in changing the "do...

Federal court rules against military gays policy

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — The military cannot automatically discharge people because they're gay, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in the case of a decor...