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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...

3 Die In US Military Helicopter Crash In Germany

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Germany on Wednesday, killing all three people aboard, according to a spokesman for U.S. ...

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."

'Human Error' In Deadly Black Hawk Helicopter Crash On Mount Massive

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Human error is to blame for the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter on a Colorado mountain that killed all four crew members in August, th...

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...

Fort Carson

Colorado Springs Gazette | TOM ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

President Obama's Afghanistan plan was met in Colorado Springs Tuesday by a mix of cheers and protests. And for local GIs, it may bring relief afte...

666 to 1: The U.S. Military, al-Qaeda, and a War of Futility

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Let's stop here and try to imagine these two enemies, the U.S. military and al- Qaeda, side by side in the same universe of war. What, in that case, would the line-up of forces look like?

On Don't Ask Don't Tell, Army's Ready, So What's the Hold-up?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Here's an idea: Let's just keep our best troops, no matter what their background or orientation. Momentum is picking up in Congress behind that notion, but we still need the President to make his move.

Eight Years of War. Take Care of Them. They Are Us.

Michael D. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael D. Brown

You see them in the mall, airport, and restaurants. They are the men and women who serve our nation as Army reservists. We pass them cavalierly, occasionally saying thanks for their service.

Army Halts Delivery of Christmas Gifts to Front Lines

Sam Isaac Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Isaac Edwards

Kabul, Afghanistan -- "Mr. Edwards, We're not going to be able to get you to Jalalabad. Enemy activity has increased in the last few days, the troops are at it 24/7." My brain stalled, I was stunned.

Obama at West Point: One Week Later

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

I worry that we are not informed citizens. I worry about putting our promising young men and women in harm's way. But most of all, I worry that this fight might be lost and unjust.

Part Exposé, Part Cover-Up: 1968's My Lai Massacre Photos Have Big Lessons For Citizen Journalists

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

Citizen journalists must not give in to the urge to un-take a photo, to click delete and banish the evidence for the parts of a story that shame them, their cause, their friends, their country, their species.

The Winner of the Afghan Election: Electoral Fraud

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

We can now stand back in awe as the unpunished perpetrators of massive election fraud vie for control of the criminal enterprise called the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Many Issues With Tragedy at Ft. Hood -- A "Muslim Problem" not One of Them, FOX News

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Soltz

FOX and Friends hosts twice implied on their show that this is some kind of Muslim problem. There are thousands of American Muslims serving in the military right now, and many have given their lives.

Reflections on Suicide

Christopher Lukas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lukas

The rate of death by suicide in the armed forces is increasing at alarming rates. Death is terrible, no matter how it comes. But death by suicide leaves those left behind, asking Why? How?

Carl Bjork, Marine Captain From Evergreen,

9 News | Dan Boniface and Kevin Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

EVERGREEN - The United States Military has decided to refer charges against an Army captain from Evergreen who is accused of ordering Iraqi officers t...

Scott McInnis Could Lose GOP Votes On Pinon Canyon Expansion Stance

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republicans opposed to the military's Pinon Canyon expansion project are disappointed that property rights weren't addressed when party leaders unveil...

Lieberman's Right on Fort Hood

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

When campaigning for John McCain Lieberman actually declared Sarah Palin fit to be president. Yet, when it comes to the Fort Hood slayings, Joe Lieberman is spot on.

Pinon Canyon Expansion: Are Nature Conservation Groups Helping The Army Secure More Land?

The Pueblo Chieftain | Peter Roper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ranchers opposed to the Army's planned expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site are charging The Nature Conservancy environmental group with being ...

Strippers, Sluts and Army Wives

Ruth Fowler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ruth Fowler

I find my home country, the United Kingdom, depressingly antagonistic when it comes to the subject of stripping and strip clubs, but I've always found the US to have a more tolerant and lenient attitude to the legalized sex industry.

Commander in Chief: Yes He Is

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

Obama and his team (and an increasing number of voices on Capitol Hill) know that, in today's world, security problems are beyond the purview of the military acting alone.

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...

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.

Military Sexual Trauma - Seeking Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

While embedded with Marines during the invasion of Iraq, journalist Mercedes Gallego was cautioned that it was not safe to be alone. The reason, the servicewomen explained, was fear of being raped.