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Pat Tillman's Widow Slams Trump On Muslim Ban: This Is Not What He Died For

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

Pat Tillman’s widow is speaking out against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven nations with large Muslim populatio...

Review: Old Silk Road

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.15.2016 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Brandon Caro's debut novel, Old Silk Road, is an important, tough read, both for the dirt-under-its-nails portrayal of soldiers, and for a complex plot that rewards a reader with insights into America's longest war, in Afghanistan.

Walking Away From the Game: A Higher Calling or Just Over It?

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.11.2016 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Alex Rance is in the sweet spot of an already distinguished career as a professional Australian Rules footballer. Rance, 25, a star defender with the Richmond Tigers who was named in last season's All Australian team, also happens to be a Jehovah's Witness.

Where Were Bergdahl Detractors During the Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch Cover-Ups in The Bush Years?

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The Bowe Bergdahl saga has been used by Republicans to shape a convenient narrative; one that claims President Obama jeopardized the nation by freeing...

Why We Care About Pat Tillman

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Sherri Kuhn

Former NFL star Pat Tillman, who walked away from his professional football career with the Arizona Cardinals to serve with the Army Rangers, was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. Ten years ago today.

Pat Tillman, Through the Eyes of Those Who Served With Him

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of Pat Tillman's death. Twelve days ago I wrote about Tillman as one of the victims of Donald Rumsfeld's propagan...

WATCH: Runners Divert From Race To Thank WWII Vet

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.04.2014 | Good News

At one point in time, Joe Bell would have likely been in the race, running alongside everyone else. But at age 95, the World War II veteran seemed...

These Pro Athletes Gave Up Sports For Reasons You'd Never Believe

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

We often assume that successful professional athletes will play out their careers until they are truly no longer able to compete. Whether their endura...

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Jane Seymour and James Keach Open Their Hearts Despite Divorce

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Having covered the event each year, Jane Seymour, who looked stunningly beautiful in an aqua gown, was noticeably reserved, but still poised, professional and direct during our interview just after she and James Keach posed for photos with guests and honorees.

The Need for Truth

Pete McCloskey | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Pete McCloskey

Valerie Plame is right in defending a Navy Seal's right to give a true account of the raid which took out Osama Bin Laden. The issue at stake is the right of enlisted personnel and junior officers to tell the truth about their combat experiences. That truth needs to be known.

EXCLUSIVE: Pat Tillman's Widow Recalls Her Weird Wedding Day

Marie Tillman | Posted 05.31.2013 | Weddings
Marie Tillman

As the party moved to a bar down the street, Pat and I snuck away. Realizing neither of us had eaten all day, we stopped at a little Italian place close to our hotel and ordered a pizza to bring back to our room. I was still in my long white dress, and Pat still in his tuxedo, as we plopped on the bed, the pizza between us.

American Society in Crisis: Non-Hostile Deaths Are Overtaking Veterans

Cilla McCain | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Cilla McCain

We finally have the Veteran's Administration admitting that America is losing a veteran to suicide (also classified as non-hostile death) every 80 minutes. This is indeed a public health crisis of limitless repercussions that stretch far beyond the deceased.

Michael Moore: Bin Laden 'Was Executed'

The Wrap | Brent Lang | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media

Osama bin Laden wasn’t killed by a Navy SEAL team, he was straight up executed, Michael Moore told TheWrap on Wednesday....

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Soviet Cannibals to Jarmusch's Cleveland

Karin Badt | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The most compelling films at the Thessaloniki festival this year all featured compelling individuals, from Pat Tillman (and family) to Tom Ze.

Pat Tillman's Mother: McChrystal Should Be Removed From New Post

ABC News | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

Mary Tillman, mother of Pat Tillman, the former professional football player turned Army Ranger who was tragically killed by friendly fire 7 years ago...

General McChrystal's New Job: How Tone-Deaf Is This Administration?

Harry Shearer | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

How tone-deaf do you have to be to appoint a man tainted by the cover-up of the friendly-fire death of Pat Tillman as head of an advisory panel helping service members' families?

Protect Your Manhood: End the War in Afghanistan

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Before you enlist or deploy, I think you have to ask yourself whether we still live in the same country that sent Max Cleland off to be maimed in a war in which our leaders did not believe.

Accidental Fire

John Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Darnton

Why are the authorities so cowardly when it comes to admitting that sometimes mortars land in the wrong places and sometimes helicopter gunships shoot the wrong hillside?

The Truth Behind the Story

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

The goal of the storyteller is to tap into the truth of the emotions inherent in the story that is being told. How do you find the truth? Through the...

Palin Takes Cheap Shot at Michelle Obama

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

2010-10-16-palin.jpgPalin's latest remarks were nasty towards the First Lady and thoroughly insensitive to the memory of Pat Tillman and to his parents

Shadow Elite: Pat Tillman & Why Soldier Hero Worship Serves the Powerful ... Not the Soldiers

Andrew Bickford | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Bickford

"Heroism" is used and heroes created to aestheticize and glorify war and, it seems, is the ideological band-aid we use to cover up the suffering, wounding, and killing of disposable soldiers.

An Interview With Marie Tillman

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing resources and educational support to veterans, active service members and their dependents.

Pat Tillman's Brother: 'I Wish He Would've Lit These F--king Idiots Up'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Pat Tillman died more than six years ago in Afghanistan, but his death remains a flash point to this day. Most recently, Tillman's younger brother Ric...

War Fever at the Times: A Five-Day Log

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

Made nervous by signs that President Obama will not push for a bigger war in Afghanistan, the New York Times is showing what the rest of his time in office will be like if he does not cooperate.