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How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

Honor the Fallen President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio, but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history -- on our behalf.

Is It Difficult for a U.S. Marine to Make Sergeant in His First Four Years of Service?

Quora | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jon Davis, Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps If being ...

No Rush to Judgment on Mental Health of Afghan Massacre Suspect

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

There is no evidence right now that Staff Sergeant Bales, who was airlifted out of Afghanistan to Kuwait and is now at Fort Leavenworth, is mentally ill. He had been declared fit for his Afghanistan tour despite his traumatic brain injury.

Beyond Public Schools: Cheating Scandal Hits US Navy Submarine

AP | By MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

HARTFORD, Conn. -- When the Navy discovered an exam-cheating ring aboard one of its submarines, it swiftly fired the commanding officer and kicked off...