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Army's 101st Airborne Pays High Price For Surge Year

AP | KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 08.05.2011 | World

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — The soldiers of the Army's famed 101st Airborne Division deployed to Afghanistan confident their counterinsurgency expe...

Afghanistan Memorial Day: Remembering PFC Ara Deysie

Kevin Bell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Kevin Bell

I will always remember that my present enjoyment of life has been made possible only through the debt of blood paid for me by another. There can be no meaningless and empty days ahead of me.

Army Chief To Senate: Recruits Have Poor Diets, Are Unfit

Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

U.S. Army recruits have had poorer diets and are less fit than past generations, making them more prone to injury from heavier loads lugged in com...

Muslim Soldiers Say Army's False Accusations Ruined Their Lives

ABC News | JOSEPH RHEE and CHRIS CUOMO | Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion

Five Muslims who joined the Army to work as military translators say their lives and careers were ruined after they were falsely accused of trying to ...

Under Pressure, Navy Retreats On Same-Sex Unions

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under pressure from more than five dozen House lawmakers, the Navy late Tuesday abruptly reversed its decision that would have allowed c...

My Battle Within: The Identity Crisis Of A Hindu Soldier In The U.S. Army

Rajiv Srinivasan | Posted 07.08.2011 | Religion
Rajiv Srinivasan

Like most Indian youth in the U.S., I faced inner conflict between my Indian and American identities. I wanted an identity to which everyone in my immediate surroundings could respect.

House Armed Services Commitee Could Fund Alternate Engine

AOL Defense | Colin Clark | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

By Colin Clark Editor, AOL Defense WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration may think it has killed the second engine program for the world’s most...

Haiti: Seeding "Reconstruction" or Seeding Destruction?

Jane Regan | Posted 07.01.2011 | Green
Jane Regan

About a month ago, a team of journalists in Haiti released a nine-article study of a massive seed distribution that took place after the earthquake la...

Saki Knafo

Americans React To Osama Bin Laden's Death: In Towns And Cities Across The United States, A Range Of Emotions | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

This story was written and reported in collaboration with our partners at Rosemary Cain awoke late Sunday to a phone call. “Osama ...

U.S. Army Enlists Google's Android Platform

Silicon Alley Insider | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

The Army wants all soldiers to stay connected, and has chosen Android to power a new smartphone that will do everything from charting troop movements ...

WATCH: Tunes 4 The Troops Ships One Millionth Disc Overseas

Posted 06.17.2011 | Impact

As a sophomore in high school, Kaylee Radzyminski wanted to find a way to say thank you to U.S. troops. So she started sending them donated CDs and DV...

SHAME: Chinese Man Swindled Migrants With Bogus U.S. Army Unit | IAN LOVETT | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

LOS ANGELES -- To the Chinese immigrants he recruited, Yupeng Deng was known as Supreme Commander. He offered them United States Army uniforms, conduc...

UPDATE: Fake Army's 'Supreme Commander' Also Charged With Child Porn

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 06.13.2011 | Los Angeles

POMONA, Calif. -- A Chinese national appeared shackled in court Wednesday on charges that he pretended to be a U.S. Army recruiter to bilk fellow immi...

Afghan Rage Over Koran Burning

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Protests continued across Afghanistan against Florida pastor Terry Jones's March 20 burning of a Koran. The violence killed three UN staffers and four...

Boots on the Ground

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Afghanistan: Reflections on the the Kill Team

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Shahryar

Incidents like Abu Ghraib have seriously desensitized the American people and the rest of the world to the extent that we've, in my opinion, ran out of anger.

U.S. Soldier Gets 24 Years In Prison For Murders Of 3 Afghans

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — A U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murders of three Afghan civilians was sentenced to 24 years...

Army Slow To Act As Crime-Lab Worker Falsified, Botched Tests

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor & Michael Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For nearly three years, the military held the key to Roger House's exoneration and didn't tell him: A forensics examiner had botched a crucial lab tes...

Honoring A Friend: Iraq Vet Gives His Purple Heart To Congresswoman Giffords

Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Inspired by her dedication to military service members, Army veteran Al Lee gave his Purple Heart coin to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who suffer...

NPR: The Saga Continues

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

The modestly-paid but dedicated journalists at NPR are part of a forty year history that has given listeners a deeper and richer portrait of America and the world than any other broadcast news organization in the country.

The Koepenick Syndrome: Is the United States the New Prussia?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military leaders have long held a Prussian-like prestige in the United States.

Apache Helicopter Crash In Colorado Cost U.S. Army $25.8M

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An Army helicopter that crash-landed during a high-altitude training mission in Colorado last year suffered $25.8 million in damage, of...

Female Soldiers Struggle With Higher Rate Of Divorce

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

WASHINGTON — Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey. The breaking point in her first marriage came when her husban...

Bradley Manning's Abuse: Army's Dishonor, Obama's Shame

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

If our Commander in Chief shrinks into the background and ignores the abuse of Bradley Manning, how can he expect to maintain his credibility as our leader, as the moral compass of our country?

Army Blames Colorado Apache Crash On Pilots, Training

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An Army investigation blames the pilots of an Apache helicopter for a crash landing during a training mission in the Colorado mountains...