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The Ties That Bind Soldiers and Citizens

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

Exactly 2,500 years ago this year, a war was fought that made the world safe for democracy. It's a fitting tale for Memorial Day, for it reminds us of the eternal debt we owe our warriors.

Remembering Jay on Memorial Day

Adia Colar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adia Colar

It was the guilt that separated us. He felt he didn't deserve anything good and he was racked with guilt that someone like me would invest time and energy into someone like him.

No Man Left Behind: Not Just an Expression

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

This weekend, please take a moment to remember those who have served us, those who do so today, and those whose dedication in scouring the globe for our soldiers shows that "no man left behind" is far more than an expression.

Debating ethics as Obama drones on

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Last week, the U.S. military reportedly killed 10 suspected militants at a compound in North Waziristan, Pakistan. No American soldiers were hurt in a...

Our Turn

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Clint Van Winkle

Five veterans are making short documentaries that will let people see what the veteran experience is really like. We aren't making Hollywood action movies.

Stigma Ain't What It Used To Be

Joe Pantoliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Pantoliano

On the flight back to JFK, I was consumed with thoughts about the plight of the soldiers, my own journey, and mental dis-ease, the taboo topic that had brought our paths together.

'War': Sebastian Junger On What Men Miss Upon Leaving The Battlefield (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sebastian Junger, the author of the bestselling "Perfect Storm," has a new book out called "War," based on the time he spent with an army platoon in A...

Military Suicide: A New Battle to Save Lives Must Begin

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Firestone

In a March 1 blog, Time Magazine's Joe Klein reported that "during the month of January, more soldiers committed suicide (24) than were killed by enem...

When the Army Uses "Enhanced Interrogation" on an American Soldier

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

I had been covering veterans' issues for several years and thought I'd developed a thick skin. But the pain on the other end of the telephone line as Sergeant Chuck Luther told me his story was difficult to stomach.

Iraq Milestones

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the first time since the war began, there are fewer than 100,000 American troops in Iraq.

Fox News Analyst, Retired General Robert Scales, Wants US To REDUCE Protections For Civilians Caught In Afghan War

Rethink Afghanistan | Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Maj. Gen. Robert Scales (Ret.) went on FOX News and called for the loosening of rules of engagement meant to protect civilians, which he called "overl...

American Flag Protocol: Stars and Stripes Forever

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Does anyone look at the American flag in the same way since September 11? Now, it's even more important not to take the stars and stripes for granted.

The F Word: Lifting the Veil on US Troops in Pakistan

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"The deaths of three American soldiers in a Taliban suicide attack on Wednesday lifted the veil on United States military assistance to Pakistan." So...

Writing About War

The New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Soldier-writers have long produced American literature, from Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs about the Civil War to Norman Mailer's World War II novel, "Th...

You Don't Need a Year to End Don't Ask Don't Tell

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

There is no reason why the government cannot immediately suspend Don't Ask Don't Tell discharges. A year is a long time when your family and your job are on the line.

"Depleted Uranium From Sea To Shining Sea:" Cancer Kills US Soldiers And Iraqi Civilians

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

I have tracked nearly 40 soldiers since 2006 who have been diagnosed with rare, aggressive forms of cancer post-tour. Half have already died.

US Military Suicides Rise, Despite Prevention Efforts

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation's servicemen and women, and ...

During Times of War: Lincoln and the Holidays

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Kelly

In preparation for a panel discussion being held as part of the celebration of Lincoln's bicentennial, I began wondering how the holidays were viewed in Lincoln's time--particularly early in the Civil War.

Cartoon: Fort Hood

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

Fort Hood soldiers remembered.

Just Say "No" to Adult Children Wanting Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You are not doing your children any favors by not allowing them to grow up. I'm OK with parents helping children through college (in four years, not forty), but after that they are on their own.

NBC: Send Your Holiday Salutes To U.S. Troops Abroad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Have something to say to a special someone serving abroad or to our U.S. military in general? NBC is collecting letters, photos and video submissions ...

9 Ways To Show Your Gratitude On Thanksgiving Day

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Favorite Turkey Recipe? Check. Special occasion dishes and gravy boat? Check, check. Ways to express your gratitude this Thanksgiving? Don't worry, we...

Obama Leaning Toward 34,000 More Troops For Afghanistan

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to send more than 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year, but he may not announce it unti...

American Soldiers Get Drunk To Understand Drunk Driving Better (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On new year's eve, the Department of Defense posted a video of law enforcement officers getting drunk as a "sobriety training" session. The caption t...

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.