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Ricky Schroder Stars in New Film While Musing About Politics

Tamar Abrams | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

While Schroder says it wasn't easy to be a child actor making the transition to adulthood, his body of work is impressive. Was he ever tempted by the fast lifestyle that ended the careers of so many other child stars?

Senate Confirms Army General To Head Joint Chiefs Of Staff

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey to be the next chairman of the Joint...

The Militarization of Sports -- And the Sportiness of Military Service

William Astore | Posted 09.27.2011 | Sports
William Astore

The co-joining of corporate-owned sports teams and events with the military strikes me as more than disturbing. We've created a dangerous dynamic in this country: one in which sporting events are exploited to sell military service for some while providing cheap grace for all.

Prominent Military Medical Center Is Closing Its Doors

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army's flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, is closing its doors...

Smartphones May Accompany Soldiers Into Combat

CNN | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

The Army is wrapping up a six-week program to test the viability of using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat. The pilot program began on June 6 ...

Long Deployments Linked To Kids' Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Children with one or more parent on long-term deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan have a higher chance of mental health problems, according to a new stu...

Last Vietnam Draftee Is Retiring From Army

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — A homemade wind chime with the word "Whining" under a red slash is made from metal parts put in his leg after a parachute ac...

Two Medals of Honor -- Both Deserved, One Denied

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Sgt. Rafael Peralta was recommended for the Medal of Honor by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Instead he received the Navy Cross. There has been a huge outcry at this injustice.

U.S. Troops In Iraq Leaving Saddam Palaces

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.12.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Available soon: nine palaces in lakeside complex frequented by visiting kings and dictators, beautiful molded ceilings and light fixtu...

Launching The First Hindu Military Chaplaincy

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

It is a great day for America: The Department of Defense has recently established the first Hindu Military Chaplain program in American history.

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