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Former National Guard Member Charged With Trying To Support ISIS

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.05.2016 | Crime

A former member of the Army National Guard has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support for the self-described Islamic St...

Kosovo: The Collateral Damage of Saudi's Funding Extremist Ideology

Hiam Nawas | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Hiam Nawas

Informed observers believe that Kosovo is part of the collateral damage from the political controversy regarding Saudi government's alleged links to Islamic terrorism and 9/11. Certainly, one could argue that the NYTimes article is more about Saudi Arabia than Kosovo.

A Mother's Plea To The US Army To Stop G-RAP Persecution of Soldiers

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

In May 2016, my family and I sat in a small theater across the street from The University of Tampa. The University of Tampa Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) holds its commissioning ceremony there every year. My daughter stood on the stage looking fit and trim, proud in her dress uniform with a smile that just wouldn't stop. We were all smiling and so very proud.

CBS 60 Minutes To Air Story on Army CID Manufacturing G-RAP Felons

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

It is true that our forefathers set out to create a juridical system that blindly judged the accused in a manner that afforded them the opportunity to receive a fair trial, regardless of political affiliation and standing in civil society.

The Conspiracy Behind the G-RAP War on American Soldiers

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Crime
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

In a complicated, twisted tale of alleged corruption and betrayal over budgetary wars, a presumed cover-up simmers at a colossal scale between the Army and the National Guard.

Defense Secretary: National Guard May Join Fight Against ISIS

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.06.2016 | Politics

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the National Guard's cyber squadrons will play an increasingly important role in assessing the vulnerabilities ...

Obama Should Federalize the Michigan National Guard to Handle Flint Water Poisoning Crisis.

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama should immediately federalize the Michigan National Guard, just as President Kennedy did during the civil rights movement in the South when rejectionist governors refused to follow the law putting black citizens in considerable danger.

Why Hillary Is the Right Choice for Iowans, and Bernie Isn't

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Iowa has a choice between one candidate who understands the reality we face in the world today and has the experience to handle it; and the other whose policies suggest he believes in an alternative reality and a record with a distinct lack of real accomplishments.

Review: Randy Brown's 'Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire'

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

One of the unique things surrounding America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the extraordinary number of books written by servicemen and women. Un...

Reaching The Military: Do Magazines Work?

Tom Aiello | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Tom Aiello

With the effort to stay atop the latest innovations in digital marketing, many advertisers are overlooking media channels that still have great efficacy. When we look deeper at print media in the military community, it starts to make sense in the context of an overall campaign.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Sunday Sept. 13

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year's edition will be remembered for putting both Jay Roach's Trumbo and James Vanderbilt's Truth in contention for the Oscar race. I saw the two films back to back on Sunday -- and they are guaranteed to both grip you and infuriate you

Governor Pence Perpetuates NRA Fiction With 'Training' Program for National Guard

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If there's anything the NRA has been able to accomplish in its quest to be the defining voice in the gun debate, it was taken care of for them by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

How 10 Years Have Changed Disaster Preparedness and Response

Gail McGovern | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Gail McGovern

Over the last ten years, the American Red Cross and other disaster response organizations have taken the lessons of Katrina and applied new thinking and new technology to better prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Matt Ramos

Meet The Fearsome Texas State Army Taking On Jade Helm 15

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

When an extreme fringe of the Internet went into a paranoid frenzy about the U.S. military's Jade Helm 15 exercise, which begins next month in the Sou...

Baltimore Photographer Captures Iconic Images Of Protests: 'I Want People To See The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices

Meet Devin Allen, a talented, young photographer from Baltimore, Maryland who captured the iconic image plastered on the latest cover of Time magazine...

Déjà Vu Hell: 1968 Baltimore Riots Revisited

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

I have lived in Philadelphia since 1964, and when I am asked where I live, the answer is easy. It is, of course, Philadelphia. But when I am asked where I am from, my response is always Baltimore.

I Was a National Guard Nurse With Loads of Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Dear Steve, I am a nurse who graduated in 1997. I went into default and had my wages garnished for nearly two years. I was in the Florida Army Nation...

Exclusive Photos Of Two Men's 540-Mile Journey From Atlanta To Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

In response to the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by police officer Darren Wilson, people across the country have partic...

LOOK: Workers And Students Leave Jobs And Classes To Participate In Walkout For Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices

At 12:01 p.m. EST on Monday, scores of demonstrators walked out of their schools, homes and office buildings to participate in a nationwide demonstrat...

Photo Of Young Boy Hugging Officer Goes Viral And Becomes 'Icon Of Hope'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

As photos around the web show images of nationwide protests in reaction to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, one particular image has received widespr...

LOOK: Powerful Photos Show The Evolution Of Michael Brown's Vigil

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.30.2014 | Black Voices

The death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Missouri immediately prompted a reaction from the community which evolved into a series of protest...

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...

#BlackoutBlackFriday: A National Call To Boycott Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan ...

Volunteers In Ferguson Help Ward Off Looters

Reuters | Emily Flitter | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, MO., Nov 26 (Reuters) - Since looting first erupted following the August police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, nearly all the bus...

12 Sobering Numbers That Define The Fight To Get Justice For Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices

More than three months after the death of Michael Brown, a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed black ...