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For the U.S. Military, Fuel Security Means Going Renewable

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

The military is the single largest consumer of oil in the U.S., using over 400,000 barrels per day. That's why military sources have begun exploring algae-based biofuels to break our use of foreign oil.

Navy: New Walter Reed Is to be Navy Hospital

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

In study after study, DoD and outside reviews confirm that a combined military medical command is the most effective and least expensive means to provide health care to the vast military community.

The Fabrication of Bahrain's Shiite-Sunni Divide

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The so-called sectarian divide of Bahrain is a manipulative simplification of a far greater divide: that of the colonially-installed government that has no connection with or compassion for the people of Bahrain.

Green News Report: March 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Eastern Cou...

The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to It - Part II

William McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William McNulty

In a counterintuitive way, those who serve in uniform are seen less as making a sacrifice, and more as taking advantage of an opportunity.

3 New Walter Reed Developments, One Promising for Health Care

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center must be about caring for the entire military family's wounded and sick. This is the mission to be accomplished.

The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to it

Jacob Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Wood

America wants to forget that it has been at war for more than nine years. America wants to forget that it has sons and daughters fighting in foreign lands; and it obviously wants to forget that it has mothers paying the ultimate price.

Chief Accused of Hazing Forced From Navy, Keeps Rank

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Charlie Foster An assistant secretary ...

Revolutionary Thoughts

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Don't expect an outcome equal to the (mostly) peaceful overthrows in Tunisia and Egypt in every single country now affected by this "people power" movement. There are major differences from country to country.

LISTEN: Best Friend Answers Call To Care For Kids While Woman Is Deployed

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Navy operations specialist Sheena Sullen got deployed overseas, she had a big ask for her best friend. She called Jihan Sanders with the hopes t...

Gay Marine's Husband Surprised At Respect Shown By Naval Academy

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John Fliszar had a heart attack in 2006 and was rushed to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. "When I was in the emergency room with him, he asked me ...

Congresswoman Giffords Benefits From Civilian/Military Health Care Cooperation That Navy Attempts to Dismantle

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Giffords' survival to this day is vivid testimony to the effectiveness of our Department of Defense and civilian medical communities not just to patient care but to the dissemination of information and training.

What Do Lewd Navy Videos and the National Day of Prayer Have in Common?

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Such a good Christian officer like Rear Admiral Rice couldn't possibly have known about and allowed Captain Honors to show his raunchy, demeaning videos on board a ship under his command, could he?

The View From Here: A Retired Naval Officer Assesses the USS Enterprise Debacle

Elliott Powell, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elliott Powell, Jr.

The short lesson from the USS Enterprise debacle is that when leadership fails to measure up, it needs to be replaced.

'Kayak': More Than Just a Word

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

"Kayak." It was more than just a word. It was a message from my father to me: "Know what you're getting into." Know what you're getting into, when you get into a boat on the water, or into a marriage, or into a house or a job...

USS Enterprise Video Scandal: Racy Clips Raise Questions About Navy Culture

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — Raunchy comedy videos made by a high-ranking Navy commander and shown to the crew of an aircraft carrier three or four years ago have...

'An Aircraft Carrier Is Not a Fraternity House': Navy Investigating Lewd, Homophobic Videos by Commander

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

The U.S. Navy says it is investigating newly disclosed videos showing a top officer of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier making homophobic slurs, yelling expletives, mimicking masturbation, and displaying other lewd behavior.

Navy Commander Was Behind Raunchy Videos Made On U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED: This story has been updated to include the full statement released by the U.S. Navy on matters addressed in the story below. Owen Honors, Ca...

The F Word: Ask, Tell, Don't Kill

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last Thursday, 131 demonstrators -- many of them veterans -- were arrested outside of the White House, protesting war.

The Army-Navy Game: Transcending Sports and Politics

PhillyPhanatics.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
PhillyPhanatics.com

I am a liberal Democrat who is opposed to the War in Afghanistan, was against the War in Iraq, and protested against the Vietnam War years ago. I guess you could call me a pacifist. But I love watching the Army-Navy game.

The US Navy's Dangerous Name Game in the Persian Gulf

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

"Arabian Gulf," the name now used by the US Navy to refer to the Persian Gulf, is rooted not in history or geography but instead in the political machinations of British colonialists in the first half of the 20th century.

3 Comments on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs' Memorandum

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As the Department of Defense squanders over 1.5 Billion dollars on the less than average New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Admiral Mul...

"For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)": A Playlist for VH1 Divas Salute The Troops

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

There is so little agreement in America right now, but this playlist is dedicated to the thought that we should all agree to be respectful and thankful to our service people. I wholeheartedly salute our troops tonight. Thank you for your extraordinary service.

They Were Asked and They Told, But Will McCain Listen?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Decisive findings on DADT will likely mean nothing to those opposed to lifting the ban on gays in the military, including John McCain, who is now serving out his twilight years as the nation's elder, bitter, not quite statesman.

Army's Bowl Trip Bigger Than Just Football. Here's Why

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

No, Army, Navy and Air Force being successful won't have the effect on the global economy that an effective stimulus plan would have. But in many ways that success can have a positive effect on moral and sales both home and abroad.