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Afghanistan Follies

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Does our government ever look at the overall picture? Nothing could be more representative of the slimy, counter-productive nature of Karzai's leadership than the bank scandal.

Recognizing Options for Healing This Veterans Day

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

In 2005 I founded Give an Hour to provide help and hope to returning service members, veterans and their families. Over 6,500 mental health professionals have joined the Give an Hour network and are providing free mental health services across the country.

It's Long Past Time to Admit: The Military Solution in Afghanistan Has Failed

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald

Co-authored by John Amick Sunday, October 7, marks the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war, now the longest war in U.S. history. This date provide...

Operation Happy Note (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.12.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Even though the idea started from one loving gesture towards one person, it has grown to affect countless lives and bring happiness to people across the globe.

WATCH: Your Turn: Veterans

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

I'm glad that everywhere you go these days, you can find signs that say "God Bless Our Troops". Veterans sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. How...

Voter Suppression Will Disenfranchise Troops. Now, the Pentagon Must Tell Us How Many

Jon Soltz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Our men and women in uniform swear to uphold our Constitution -- the core of which is our right to vote. Any effort which would impede their ability to vote is not just un-American, but a violation of the law.

I Support People, Not Troops

James Peron | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
James Peron

I love watching a child seeing his father's face for the first time in a year, rushing to daddy's arms, crying. I cry with him. I want to see this scene thousands of times over. I want them all home, unharmed. If that is what you mean by "support," then count me in.

U.S. Soldiers Visit Stewart And Colbert

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2012 | Comedy

As the country celebrates Memorial Day on Monday and commemorates the service of all U.S. soldiers, we thought we'd take a look back at some of our fa...

Inside The Search For Missing Marines

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.25.2012 | Entertainment

Award-winning filmmaker Steven C. Barber ("Return To Tarawa") has a new documentary making its debut this Memorial Day. "Until They Are Home" focuses ...

A Soldier's Perspective on Memorial Day

Nicole Bires | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Nicole Bires

Why do I wear the uniform of the United States of America? Easy. I do it for you.

Kevin Costner's Visit to Fort Knox

Bill Nelson | Posted 05.10.2012 | Impact
Bill Nelson

I appreciated Mr. Costner's candidness in reminding us of the difference between the real heroes and those who play heroes. He brought the star power, but he wasn't the story. And he clearly did not blur the lines between his imagination and heroes of the real world.

So... Why Would a Dog Be on Facebook?

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

Roll your eyes, but this three-year-old Facebooking Boston Terrier has 141 friends on the social networking site.

Jennifer Bendery

Dennis Kucinich: New U.S.-Afghan Agreement Means We're Not Leaving Afghanistan | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the fanfare around President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday declaring the war in Afghanistan over, at least one Democratic law...

WWII Vet Sending Thousands Of Pirated Movies To U.S. Troops

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

Meet Hyman Strachman, probably the nation's most patriotic movie pirate. For the past eight years the 92-year-old widowed World War II veteran has ...

U.S. and Afghan Troops Dance Off

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

There are days in Afghanistan when U.S. and Afghan forces are not in firefights with insurgents, neither are they sniffing out roadside bombs, or raiding weapons caches. Sometimes they're just dancing.

A Message to All Candidates: Our Troops Aren't Props

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Our troops are many things to many people. Heroes, parents, diplomats, victims, villains, victors. But as the GOP primary heats up, there is one thing that everyone must understand they're not: political props. And that's not just my opinion, it's the law.

Obama's Pentagon Strategy: A Leaner, More Efficient Empire

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

If you want to see what Obama's military strategy really is, forget what's said at press conferences and in turgidly written Pentagon press releases. Just look at the record.

Spending New Year's Entertaining the Troops

Dave Price | Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact
Dave Price

I won't be with my family at home watching the ball drop in Times Square this year. But I am still going to be surrounded by people I care for.

PHOTOS: Home From Iraq: Soldier Homecomings

Posted 12.23.2011 | World

After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq - a conflict that Defense Secre...

WATCH: Last CA National Guard Troops Come Home

San Mateo, CA Patch | Laura Dudnick | Posted 02.02.2012 | San Francisco

Friends and family members gathered at the San Mateo National Guard armory Friday morning to welcome home more than 60 soldiers returning from Iraq. ...

Thanks Troops! Colo. Organizations Do Their Part

Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

It's the time of year for appreciating what we have and those that make our lifestyles possible. For military families and those deployed overseas, a...

Johnny Comes Marching Home

Michael Brenner | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

American troops are on the move. An ebb tide is carrying them home even as Washington pushes its war on 'terror' to new frontiers.

The Treat of Books for Troops

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Who needs -- and deserves -- the comfort, escape, and pleasure of books more than our United States troops?

ReThink Review: Where Soldiers Come From -- On Soldier Worship

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Where Soldiers Come From should be required viewing for any young person considering joining the military, and really everyone else, whether you support our current wars or not.

Friday Talking Points -- Foreign Policy Issues Reappear

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It has been a big week on the foreign policy front, with the death of Libya's dictator and President Obama's announcement today that all U.S. troops would be out of Iraq by the end of this year.