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Iran Escalates Tensions With U.S. Over Persian Gulf

Geneive Abdo | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Geneive Abdo

Iran's perception of the United States' declining power in the Middle East and its dream of capitalizing on regional instability have provoked two actions in recent days.

Navy Officer, Partner Wed As Military's Gay Ban Formally Ends

AP | By WILSON RING | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

By WILSON RING, Associated Press DUXBURY, Vt. -- Just as the formal repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy took effect, Navy Lt. G...

The Military's Clean-Energy Mission

Michael Brune | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Are you surprised that the military is taking the lead in adopting clean and renewable energy technologies? I'm not.

David Wood

Ride To Recovery: Ground Zero To The Pentagon | David Wood | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...

9/11 From 200 miles Out at Sea

David Helvarg | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
David Helvarg

For the rest of my days I'll be stuck with those contrasting images of what we're capable of, from exploring and discovering new life in the most remote parts of our ocean, to using modern technology to carry out mass murder in the heart of a great city.

Astoria Characters: The Caretaker of God's Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The weeds, the vines, they are the only things alive in this half-acre tombstone. James Sheehan has been trying to kill them off for decades, but they keep coming back.

Amanda Terkel

Time To Bring Home Sailors Buried 200 Years Ago In Libya? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen U.S. sailors who died in 1804 during the First Barbary War and were buried in Tripoli, Libya, may finally be coming home, if th...

Beyond Public Schools: Cheating Scandal Hits US Navy Submarine

AP | By MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

HARTFORD, Conn. -- When the Navy discovered an exam-cheating ring aboard one of its submarines, it swiftly fired the commanding officer and kicked off...

Gay Military Members Have Tough Time Returning To Service

AP | By JULIE WATSON | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- Former Air Force officer Michael Almy's five-year battle to get back into the military after being discharged for being gay is still far ...

After Downgrade, Americans Must Drive Tea Party From Power

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The world's most powerful country was brought to the edge of financial chaos by Mrs. Bachmann and her Tea Party cohorts. Americans should never forget the damage that they have caused the whole nation.

The Solar Soldier Is No Fad

William S. Becker | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

If the military achieves its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals, we'll see significant environmental benefits from the world's largest institutional energy consumer.

Navy Eyes Google+ As Outreach Tool

Navy Times | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

The Navy may soon use another social media outlet alongside Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to reach sailors and their families. Google+, Google's la...

Let Guam Decide Its Own Fate

Jim Haw | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Jim Haw

The Pentagon wants to convert an American tropical paradise in the western Pacific into a military strip mall. And the people who live on the island lack the legal standing to resist the environmental disaster heading their way.

Ballpark Liturgy: America's New Civic Religion

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 09.27.2011 | Sports
Andrew Bacevich

In ways far more satisfying than displaying banners or bumper stickers, the Fenway Park Independence Day event provided a made-to-order opportunity for conscience easing.

Samuel Haass

US Denies Reports Of Fifth Fleet Leaving Bahrain | Samuel Haass | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American officials are denying press reports that the Navy’s Fifth Fleet, based in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, was considering...

Somali Pirates Demand South Korea Pay Compensation For Loss

AP | By ABDI GULED | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somali pirates holding South Korean hostages demanded on Friday that the South Korean government release pirate prisoners and pa...

The Surprising Effect Of War On Military Marriages

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.12.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

There have been numerous reports that the marriages of military couples are under threat due to the stress of the recent wars and the long and dangero...

Navy Officer Removed From Carrier For Relationship

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — The former executive officer of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower had an inappropriate relationship with a woman soldier in the Army w...

The Interwoven Era: The US, China and its New Aircraft Carrier

Peter Winter | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Peter Winter

What do a rusting Russian aircraft carrier, two top-ranking military officers, mounting trade deficits and half a trillion dollars in potential oil and gas in the South China Sea have to do with world peace?

Convicted Spy Not Allowed At Father's Funeral

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

MISHAWAKA, Indiana — A former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel was not permitted to attend his father's funeral in ...

Panetta Must Rein In Personnel Costs, Panel Says

Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

BY Colin Clark Editor AOL Defense Washington -- The day before Leon Panetta goes before the Senate for his first defense secretary nomination hear...

Women Could Serve As Navy SEALs -- One Day

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's a dramatic tale. Elite Navy SEALs storm a walled compound in Pakistan and take out the world's most wanted terrorist....

Reflections on Memorial Day

Ashwin Madia | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

This weekend, as we remember the sacrifices by exceptional men and women on behalf of our country so often brought about in part through the cruelty of chance, let's also remember how blessed we are to live in a country that draws such fine people to service.

Free Museum Entry For Active Service Members

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

The Big Apple and other cities are about to get a lot sweeter for active service members and their families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, museums a...

Veterans Get a Raw Deal -- Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are consistently plagued by higher unemployment rates than the civilian community. Ted Daywalt, a retired...