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Military Recruitment

America's Child Soldiers

Ann Jones | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
Ann Jones

The JROTC program, still spreading in high schools across the country, costs U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually. It has cost some unknown number of taxpayers their children.

Reduce the Size of the Armed Force by Seizing Benefits

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Kerry Patton

Threats continue to grow around the globe and our nation depends on a high-speed, low-drag, fighting force. Now is not the time to shrink our tactical operators who serve in the Armed Forces. Unfortunately, if benefits continue to diminish, that's exactly what will happen.

Andrea Stone

Gays Discharged Under DADT Face Tough Odds To Rejoin Military

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's parties celebrating the end of "don't ask, don't tell" are giving way to a morning-after reality: gays who left the military b...

Elise Foley

Dems Push For DREAM Act Without GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans showed no signs of supporting the DREAM Act at a hearing for the bill on Tuesday, with Sens. John Cornyn (Texas) and Chuck G...

Peter Beinart: Elena Kagan's Achilles' Heel

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Elena Kagan Faces Off With Senators During Supreme Court Hearing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for the latest updates from today's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. For a live-blog of today's hearing, click here. For live video and...

School Lunches Blamed As More Americans Too Overweight To Join The Military

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

WASHINGTON — Too fat to fight? Many American children are so overweight from being fed french fries, pizza and other unhealthy foods at school l...

This Memorial Day, a Modest Plea for More Honest Military Recruiting Ads

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Memorial Day is not a time for politics, but it is a time for remembering that military service is not about acquiring marketable skills, but about defending our country.

Georgia Law Will Safeguard Children from Abusive Military Recruitment

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The strain of fulfilling enlistment quotas necessary to carry out sustained U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to a rise in aggressive recruitment tactics and misconduct by recruiters.

More Americans Joining Military As Jobs Dwindle

nytimes.com | LIZETTE ALVAREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the number of jobs across the nation dwindles, more Americans are joining the military, lured by a steady paycheck, benefits and training. The las...