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Tomorrows Bad Seeds to Honor U.S. Troops in new music video, War Letter

Brad Puet | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Brad Puet

Tomorrows Bad Seeds blend together the perfect mixture of rock-pop, punk-reggae and hip-hop to create a feel good musical melting pot. The group has a...

Why I Want Everyone In America To See 'American Sniper'

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 03.30.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

I'm not sure if I was simply too young to grasp what my dad must've been going through when he went to war. Perhaps it was simply impossible for me to imagine my father being anything other than the man who I ate dinner with every night.

Is the 22-Veterans-Per-Day Suicide Rate Reliable?

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

While the situation is admittedly quite grim, with record numbers of veterans committing suicide at an ever-increasing rate, the issue is most likely even more ominous than it first appears.

Robbie Couch

Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Rosanna Powers’ fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of...

A Deadly Artillery Duel in Eastern Afghanistan

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Franz-Stefan Gady

The war in Afghanistan is winding down, yet the enemy is as determined as ever to inflict mass casualties on U.S. troops.

U.S. May Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan After 2014

Posted 11.26.2012 | Home

The White House is considering a plan to leave around 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to ...

David Wood

U.S. Military Unable to Defeat Afghan IEDS, Insider Attacks | David Wood | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- In more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, the United States military has failed to defeat the insurgents' main weapon -- the IED, or ...

Could Turning Taliban Soldiers Turn The War?

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home

By Missy Ryan and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, July 4 (Reuters) - Former Taliban fighter Mullah Rassoul is a man with few friends. ...

Saving Face or Saving Lives? When Will Obama Lead?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

I'm running against President Obama as a candidate for the nomination of the Americans Elect platform. But I have deep respect for him as a person an...

Why Are We in Afghanistan?

Ethan Casey | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Why are we in Afghanistan? I really don't know anymore. We fear -- with some real cause -- that "Islamists" hate America and want to bring us down. But does that fear justify committing atrocities ourselves?

Blown Away

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

Despite its massive firepower and staggering base structure in Afghanistan, actual power is visibly slipping away from the United States. American officials are already talking about not panicking (which indicates that panic is indeed in the air).

Help Arrives for Afghan Children Freezing to Death

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Dorian de Wind

This past Saturday, American troops delivered 1,000 blankets for the 6,000 refugees in the Kabul Charahi Qambar camp -- the same camp where several children have already died from the cold.

U.S. Staging 40 Raids In Afghanistan Every Night | Mark Benjamin | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home

Counter-insurgency is so 2007. Everybody knows that Republicans and Democrats have quietly agreed that flooding some dusty foreign land with U.S. troo...

Afghan Concerns Over U.S. Staying Power

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home
Jayshree Bajoria

The United States and Afghanistan disagree on several points regarding a limited troop presence past 2014, starting with how binding the agreement should be.

Why China’s 'Free-Riding' In Afghanistan And Iraq Is OK

Posted 10.15.2011 | Home

By Richard Weitz, The Diplomat China’s limited support for the US-led counterinsurgency campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, despite the growing C...

Stop Sacrificing US Soldiers for Afghan Debacle

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Let's tell President Obama that the best way to pay tribute to the soldiers who have died -- and to address our financial crisis -- is to bring the rest of the troops home.

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

Why Didn't Military Officers Investigate "The Kill Team" Sooner?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Project On Government Oversight

What's most interesting about the Rolling Stone article, which offers a thorough look at how American soldiers in Afghanistan allegedly murdered Afghan civilians, is that it raises questions about military officer accountability.

Sam Stein

Lindsey Graham Supports Drawdown Of U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Next Summer | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the chief foreign policy voices of the GOP, said on Sunday that he now supports a drawdown of U.S. forces in cert...

WikiLeaks: Why Aren't Heads Rolling?

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia DeGennaro

The approximately 91,000 reports from the war in Afghanistan that were leaked to caused cries of outrage. Unfortunately this outrage was for all the wrong reasons.

General George Casey: US Could Be At War For Another Decade

CBS News | Christine Delargy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

General George Casey, the Chief of Staff of the Army, said today the United States could face another "decade or so" of persistent conflict in Iraq an...

Film Review: Camp Victory, Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

If you watch only one film on Afghanistan, make it Camp Victory, Afghanistan. You will have a front row seat for the most crucial U.S. military mission in Afghanistan.

Scott Anderson, U.S. Soldier, Uses Magic Tricks To Cheer Up Children In War-Torn Afghanistan And Iraq

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Scott Anderson began his first tour of duty as a MedEvac pilot in Afghanistan, he had no idea he would be able to use his talent for performing m...

Compensation for Afghan Civilians is Much More than Money

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Rogers

The bargaining and cold calculation of compensation may be unfamiliar and even unsettling to many of us. But for Afghans, it is part of their traditional culture.

Sundance: The Tillman Story

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

In showing the pain of the family and in the immorality of some military leaders, Amir Bar-Lev's The Pat Tillman Story opens a Pandora's Box of ugly self-interest and public duplicity.