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Weighing the Scales on War

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

A review of Maj. Gen. Bob Scales' new book Scales on War: The Future of America's Military at Risk By Sarah Lohschelder In Scales on War - The Fu...

Retired General Confronts Chaplains on LGBT Rights; 'Make Room at the Table or Get Out'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

My friends, remember the name and words of rare courage of a retired Army 3-star General and be prepared to be astonished, if not thunderstruck, with pride and hope.

Selling Out the Kurds

Stephan Richter | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Stephan Richter

The U.S. military is now helping Turkey's hardliners achieve their goals against the very Kurdish fighters whose close coordination with U.S. bombers have pushed ISIS back from Kobane and disrupted its supply lines.

Stop Freaking Out About Ebola and Support the Troops (A Note From a Military Girlfriend)

Briana Murphy | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Briana Murphy

We, as citizens of this incredible nation, must rise to the task of supporting those who will be at the front lines of eradicating Ebola. Our Soldiers are representing America in a noble mission that is difficult and necessary in order to protect our country and the greater global society.

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

Edward Headington | Posted 07.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

We often associate this national holiday with the start of summer and a three-day weekend filled with beaches and barbeques. But let us not forget the true meaning of this day or the price of freedom.

A Grateful Nation Remembers Fallen Heroes

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

Although we are all aware of the remarkable leadership and sacrifice of great generals of wars past and present, it is the silence of those men and women who died during combat that speaks so clearly to the meaning of bravery and patriotism.

NYT: U.S. Mulls Speeding Up Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - The United States is considering speeding up its planned withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, including a ...

Secret Space Plane Marks Milestone, Fuels Speculation

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 05/29/2013 07:46 AM EDT on The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has quietly passed the five-month m...

The "I Told You So" Nobody Wanted

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

As long as Hindu battles Muslim, Muslim persecutes Christian, and Islamic sects are willing to slaughter each other, there is nothing the United States can do to help establish anything worthwhile that will last. It will have to come from within.

FAIL: Military's Own Report Card Gives Afghan Surge An F | Posted 09.27.2012 | Home

The U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan ended last week. Conditions in Afghanistan are mostly worse than before it began....

How A Jewish Marine Inspires Freedom

Chava Tombosky | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

When asked why Dave decided to become observant he explained that although his family did not follow many of the Jewish holidays, he clearly remembers Passover as a recurring holiday where the whole family got together.

World's Largest Weapons Exporters

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Howard Steven Friedman

Not surprisingly, the United States is by far the largest arms exporter, with Russia being the only country with more than half the value of military exports.

$30 Billion for Occupy Wall Street

Alison Avigayil Ramer | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Alison Avigayil Ramer

I'm writing to you, Occupy Wall Street, from Palestine, and asking that when you're sitting in your people's assemblies, please make this one demand clear: End American military aid to Israel.

Justice Remains Elusive for Many at U.S. Prison in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

As the war in Afghanistan drags into its tenth year, the United States doesn't need more martyrs. It does need to do a much better job of winning regional support for its mission. Sending innocent prisoners home would be a good start.

Dan Froomkin

Advisory Group Urges Gene Mapping For Soldiers | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It sounds like something out of a dystopian science fiction novel, but it's not. A new report from a secretive, highly influential group of scientis...

WATCH: Gen. Shelton To Jon Stewart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

General Hugh Shelton, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001 of the United States, spoke to Jon Stewart last night abou...

Bombing Iran? Take It "Off the Table"

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Hartung

Joe Klein of Time magazine has a new piece out this week indicating that after being largely dismissed during the Bush administration, "the military option is very much back on the table" with respect to Iran's nuclear program.

Afghanistan War Strategy Faces Mounting Challenges In Year Ahead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Barack Obama met a key domestic goal by getting healthcare reform passed in the Senate by Christmas, but reaching the point where U.S. troop...

U.S. Accuses Pakistan Of Illegally Modifying American-Made Missiles | ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The United States has accused Pakistan of illegally modifying American-made missiles to expand its capability to strike land targets, a ...

Is the US Military a Socialist Institution?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Does anyone disagree that the military is almost entirely government run? If you agree to that obvious fact, when you attack all government run programs, aren't you by definition attacking the US military?

US Stops Giving Militant Death Tolls In Afghanistan

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The US military in Afghanistan has stopped releasing figures showing how many militants have been killed in fighting with US-led forces, officials sai...

The Only Real "Existential Threat": A Sane Path for Reducing Nuclear Arsenals

Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Mackey

The new administration needs to take on the one real "existential threat" to the Republic -- the sane, mutual reduction of nuclear weapons in the United States and the Russian Federation.

The Greening Of The United States Military

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's pretty safe to say that the military doesn't spring to mind when you're making a list of organizations looking to go green. But, just as it does ...