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Retired Brigadier General: Those Who Approved Torture "Must Be Held Accountable"

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

Says Adams: "I have never known anyone in a leadership position in the military who would condone torture. They would never do it... which is to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law."

Investigating Bush-Cheney Torture Policies "By the Book"

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It would be betrayal of the sacrifices of Americans like my grandfather to selectively prosecute the low-level offenders at Abu Ghraib and ignore the policy makers who set the violations of the Geneva Convention in motion.

Show Me the Money

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Please write back to fill me in on the scandalous details and to arrange to send all of your money to my bank account here in the United States

Army Fired 11 Soldiers In January For Being Openly Gay

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army fired 11 soldiers in January for violating the military's policy that gay service members must keep their sexuality hidden...

For Veterans, "Happiness is a warm puppy"

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Luis Carlos Montalván

Recently, I learned that the comic-strip writer Charles Schulz was a decorated veteran of WWII and experienced severe forms of the shock and melancholy that often results from combat.

Google Earth Reveals History Of US Base In Pakistan

The Times | Jeremy Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US was secretly flying unmanned drones from the Shamsi airbase in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan as early as 2006, according to a...

No Gays, Please, We're Americans

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

I marvel at the contortions our government goes through to avoid welcoming gays and lesbians openly into the armed services, whether they be skilled, highly skilled, or not skilled at all.

Army Suicide Rates Hit Record High

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Stressed by war and long overseas tours, U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year at the highest rate on record, the toll rising f...

George W. Bush's Inaugural Gift: Blackhawk Down-Redux: Obama's First Crisis, and the Legacy of Losing Somalia

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Lest you have forgotten, it was George H.W. Bush who left President-elect Bill Clinton with the Inauguration Day present of a crisis in Somalia.

A Greener Army: Eco-Friendly "War Machines," Recycled Mock Iraqi Villages

GreenBiz | GLOBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Army wants to manufacture more environmentally friendly "war machines." The Stryker armored combat vehicle, for instance, was designed with fewer ...

To Hell And Back Again

Angela Peacock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angela Peacock

I was an 18-year old, fresh out of high school, with an M16 and camouflage paint smeared on my face. No one told me that eleven years later, I'd be tired, very broken, isolated, and damaged goods.

Beating of Jewish Soldier at Fort Benning Turns Allies Into Foes

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation believes the prior harassment of Jewish soldier Handman, the subsequent reprimanding by drill sergeants, and Handman's beating were related.

First Female Four-Star General Promoted

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Call it breaking the brass ceiling. Ann E. Dunwoody, after 33 years in the Army, ascended Friday to a peak never before reached by ...

Maybe We Are Maturing

R.T. Eby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R.T. Eby

In my early basic and advanced individual training I remember some of the young men from the south having a hard time living with, sleeping next to, and interacting with other young men who were not white. You see, unlike those southern men, the Army had been integrated for quite some time.

Army Social Scientist In Afghanistan Lit On Fire, Taliban Takes Credit

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A social scientist in the Army's controversial "Human Terrain" program is being raced to Brooke Army Medical Center after being lit on fire in Afghani...

Cindy McCain's Attack On Obama's Record Offends Military Spouses

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"It ruffles our feathers when someone claims that Barack Obama doesn't support the troops, because the Obamas have gone out of their way to understand the military, its families, and its veterans."

US Missiles Strike Pakistan, Killing Six, Pakistani Spies Say

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Air-fired missiles hit a militant compound near the Afghan border and killed at least six people Wednesday evening, offici...

Documentary Goes Behind The Scenes Of US Army Reenactments In "Virtual Iraq"

Huffington Post | Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2006 filmmakers Tony Gerber and Jesse Moss were granted access into the US Army's Iraq Simulation training center. Two years later, they are shari...

US Army Starting Its Own Air Unit, Relationship With Air Force Strained

New York Times | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since the Army lost its warplanes to a newly independent Air Force after World War II, soldiers have depended on the sister service for help from...

Senior Army Officials: US Readiness Dangerously Low

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels ...

Iraq Troop: "I Don't Think This Place Is Worth Another Soldier's Life"

Washington Post | Joshua Partlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD, Oct. 26 Their line of tan Humvees and Bradley Fighting Vehicles creeps through another Baghdad afternoon. At this pace, an excruciating slown...

Army Receives A "Stinging Indictment" Of Its Management Of Wartime Contractors

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An independent panel has sharply criticized the Army for failing to train enough experienced contracting officers, deploy them quickly to war zones li...

Army Offering $35,000 Cash Bonuses To Keep Officers

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Army is offering cash bonuses of up to $35,000 to retain young officers serving in key specialties -- including military intelligence, infantry an...

Young Army Scholars Increasingly Critical Of Iraq War

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here at the intellectual center of the United States Army, two elite officers were deep in debate at lunch on a recent day over who bore more responsi...

9 US Soldiers Killed In Iraq

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nine U.S. soldiers died in Iraq, the military said Monday, including seven in a vehicle accident during a prisoner transport in Baghdad, the U.S. comm...