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Afghaninam, Vietnamistan

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Beinhart

US forces won every battle in Vietnam. Every damn battle. But we didn't have the will to win. As high as the stakes were said to be, the actual stakes were pretty low. Do we have the will to win in Afghanistan?

The GAO Transcripts, Part 22: A Convoy Was Attacked? Really, You Don't Say

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the twenty second installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report.

Psychologists Profit on Unending U.S. Wars by Teaching Positive Thinking to Soldiers

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce E. Levine

While pushing drugs and teaching positive thinking earns mental health professionals money and brownie points with the elite, there is another path for mental health professionals working with U.S. soldiers.

The GAO Transcripts, Part 14: When PSCs and Soldiers Throwdown

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the fourteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repo...

WWI Soldier Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Private Thomas D. Costello lost his life on September 16, 1918 in France and received full military honors today at Arlington National Cemetery. Hast...

The Politics of Training An Afghan Security Force: What The Hell Is Going On Here?

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Greener

What are the politics of that training thing in Afghanistan? We've spent billions of dollars and invested so much time there. Is it working out well? It should be. The United States and NATO have been training the locals since October 2001.

Film Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan has us moving to the edge of our seats as our minds retreat into a dark past. It's a gripping tale about a ghost that has lived for 43 years. It's Vietnam.

Do People Burn Books in America?

Cilla McCain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cilla McCain

For a writer there is nothing worse than the notion of having your words -- words that took years to research and put together -- going up in flames.

Pinon Canyon Protesters Put Goal Posts on Wheels

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Folks who thought the Pinon Canyon controversy was all about expansion plans need to catch up. The rancher-activists evidently don't just want the Army contained; they want it kicked out.

Fort Carson Leaders Respond To Criticism Over Warrior Transition Unit (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Military leaders at Fort Carson in Colorado and across the country are responding this week to a New York Times article that was harshly critical of t...

Over There: Restrepo

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In this award-winning doc, journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington present a gripping, no-holds-barred look at the soldier experience in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

$12 Million Army Video Game Recruitment Center to Close

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Denvir

The Army Experience Center, a $12 million Dave & Buster's style gaming and virtual reality complex that sought to introduce young people to the Army via violent video games, is closing.

U.S. Testing Pain Ray In Afghanistan

Wired | Noah Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. mission in Afghanistan centers around swaying local to its side. And there's no better persuasion tool than an invisible pain ray that makes ...

Leaked US army video leaves Iraqi public angry

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following the leak of graphic footage shot from a US Army Apache attack helicopter in Iraq showing the killing of 12 civilians, many voices in the Ara...

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.

Spoils of War: An Oscar for The Hurt Locker

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jan Herman

When I saw The Hurt Locker back in August, I thought, "Finally a grunt's-eye view of the war in Iraq. And not so gung-ho either." Leave it to my staff...

U.S. Should Go Slow on Haiti Troop Withdrawal

Diana Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diana Jenkins

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - For hundreds of thousands of Haitians whose homes were pulverized in the Jan. 12 earthquake, the next three months may well sh...

Veterans Benefits Just Don't Cut It

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Bubba Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit as part of the HuffPost College Student Debt series. I joined the military right out of hi...

Mayor Daley's Son Will Return To Army Active Duty

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today said that his son, Patrick, has been called back to active duty in the U.S. Army. "My son had a responsibility to serve f...

Step-Up Nation

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

When I mentioned that Israel's heroic efforts in Haiti were spreading a lot of much-needed positive vibes about Israel, Yagodovsky gave me an awkward look, as if to say: "That's nice, but that's not why we do it."

Sundance: No Real Rest at Restrepo

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Restrepo, a documentary, is about a platoon fighting in Afghanistan's notorious Korengal Valley. I embed near Korengal, and nearly bought the big bullet there.

Fort Carson Commander: Army Focused On Current Land, Not Expanding Into Pinon Canyon

Pueblo Chieftain | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) - The Army is focused on making the best use of its existing training areas in Colorado and improving relationships with its neighbors rat...

Ritter Refuses To Address Pinon Canyon Expansion In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette | TOM ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter touted his administration's support of troops and veterans on a swing through Colorado Springs on Wednesday. But he also dodged quest...

Rush to Judgment: Media Reporting or Making the News?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John L. Esposito

Why is there a common tendency, post 9/11, to judge Islam and the majority of mainstream Muslims by the acts of an individual or an aberrant minority of extremists?

Anthropology Association Condemns Work with U.S. Counterinsurgency

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Anthropologists should not be helping U.S. military forces gather information about Afghan villagers and their way of life, a study commission sponsored by their academic organization said today.