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An Intimate Look at Female Soldiers: Q&A with Laura Browder (PHOTOS)

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Author Laura Browder says she was compelled to create her new book about military women when she realized Jessica Lynch and Lynndie England had become the war's most famous soldiers.

Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have wondered why the White House hasn't been making some political hay over the success of the withdrawal timetable in Iraq. But I now see they wanted to roll this news out when people were actually paying attention.

Friday Talking Points [130] -- Who Is This "They" Obama Speaks Of?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since we took last week off to write something patriotic for Independence Day weekend, we've got two weeks to cover today. Fortunately, every other w...

ReMind.org: another small effort to help Veterans on the Fourth of July

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, folks check out ReMind.org, and considering sending just $10 to help wounded warriors and honor those who have fallen. We've been enjoying ou...

On July 4th, Avoid the Steele Trap: Separate the War from the Warriors

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Imagine the impact we could create this 4th of July if we invested the same amount of energy spent snarking at Steele into fighting for the troops, veterans, and military families he slighted.

Good News From Iraq

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At the same time that Senate Republicans are voicing disagreement over withdrawal timetables when it comes to Afghanistan, we are about to meet a big milestone in our withdrawal timetable for Iraq -- and it doesn't even rate a mention.

World Cup Radiates outward to our troops in Afghanistan

Tina Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

Last night, I wandered into the chow hall in the evening to catch the end of the USA vs Algeria world cup game. I was surprised to find as many soldie...

The Last Man

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

A song for today's McChrystal/Obama meeting.

The National Guard Needs Your Help

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

Imagine this reality for a second. You left your home and family to serve your country in harm's way for ten months -- but your return, you find your job is gone.

"Sophisticated Lady": One Guy's Playlist for the Classy Return of Sandra Bullock

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

If you somehow didn't love Sandra Bullock already, here's your chance to start marching with the good guys -- as well as one guy's loving playlist for a sophisticated and lovely lady.

"Marine Wedding" Brings the War Home

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Sauer

No matter what new technologies develop, singular photos always seem to provide the lasting images that sum up wars on the whole. Nina Berman's photo essay "Marine Wedding" is is gut wrenching, and, in parts, heart-breaking almost beyond description.

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.

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.

Support troops and families with consumer protection agency

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Some of the people who need protection from financial predators are the families of troops serving overseas. The folks at Treasury are talking to tro...

Rethinking Memorial Day: The Pat Tillman Story

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Myriam Miedzian

The tragic fact is that many if not most of the soldiers honored on Memorial Day did not die to protect our nation from enemy attack. They died in wars fought for economic, political, or egotistical reasons.

The Afghan Withdrawal Date is Smart Policy

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

If we don't insist on a deadline, the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, will do little to reform his government, end corruption, and assume defense of his own country.

Message to Republicans: Stop Hiding Behind the Troops

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malou Innocent

House Republicans this morning issued a statement opposing Dennis Kucinich's resolution for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan because... [drum roll please] the Republicans strongly support the troops in Afghanistan.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Supporting Our Veterans And Military Families

Amy Fairweather | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Fairweather

One family at a time, one veteran at a time, we can work to settle the storms, heal visible and invisible wounds, and ensure that they all receive the support and care they've earned for decades to come.

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.

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...

Returning Troops From Iraq And Afghanistan Are Different From Our Vietnam Vets

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

This new group of active military knows what's happening to them, to a much greater extent. There's been a push to educate our troops and the general public about posttraumatic stress.

Bill Clinton Brings Smiles to Uneasy Democrats, Supports Obama Afghanistan Plan in New Hampshire

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

Clinton said the three huge problems that exist are inequality, instability and unsustainability, and he focused on the need for energy independence to create jobs.

What Does 30,000 Troops Really Buy Us?

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Carpentier

Is a graceful withdrawal and a less unstable puppet government worth more American lives? Are those lives really worth that "success"?

What Color Is The Sky In Palin's World?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Palin's saying Obama wasn't acknowledging the sacrifices of our troops can mean only two things: either her mind exists on an entirely different planet, or she knows she's being completely disingenuous.

Veterans Week 2009: We've Got Your Back

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Whether it's amputees, folks struggling with PTSD, outdoor enthusiasts, or just those looking to swap war stories, every vet can find a home on the IAVA's social network for veterans.