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Why Hoopla Is Unlikely for the 50th of SEALAB II

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

Fifty years ago, some historic stuff was happening off the coast of Southern California during a sea-floor mission that was like a corollary to the moon landing, with its own brand of small steps for man and giant leaps for mankind.

From Cotton Fields to CEO: How a Boy From the Mississippi Delta Learned How to Say It All

Carol J. Carter | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
Carol J. Carter

Life may have taken him all over the world but Taulbert still harkens back to the boy in Glen Allan, Mississippi whose life was defined by cotton season and waking at dawn to pursue his education. Though he is retired, he finds it hard to stop moving, striving and hoping for more.

You Can't Be Tougher Than These Two Women -- US Army Rangers Graduate

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

What an incredible achievement! Against the backdrop of some of the anti-woman rhetoric of the campaign trail, two women are making history. This is a moment to be celebrated and cheered (albeit not completely).

Another Military Comedy of Errors

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The U.S. remains the greatest military power on the planet, but what does that even mean, given the last nearly 14 years of woeful performance, mishaps, defeats, disappointments, and endless war?

70 Years of Military Mediocrity

William J. Astore | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
William J. Astore

Two centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson's points were plain and clear: While this country desired peace, it had to be prepared to wage war; and yet the more it avoided resorting to raw military power, the more it would prosper. Have America's military officers learned these lessons?

We Are Your Constituents; the Lobbyists Are Not

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.17.2015 | New York
Rev. Al Sharpton

If you've turned on your television lately, you've likely seen an ad or two blasting the historic Iran nuclear deal. The reality is, millions are being spent in a lobbying effort to destroy an agreement that has been reached after extensive negotiating and diplomacy between world powers and Iran.

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes In Waters Off Okinawa

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

  TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship Wednesday off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, injuring seve...

The Bizarre North Korean Axe Murders

ADST | Posted 08.10.2015 | World
ADST

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

The Brutal Toll of Psychologists' Role in Torture

Donna McKay | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime
Donna McKay

Acknowledgment accompanied by justice and accountability helps restore that sense of control. But for national security detainees held by the U.S. government and its proxies, justice and accountability are being systematically denied as a matter of law.

Veteran Services Must Account for Changing Demographics

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veteran reintegration works best when it is local, tailored individually and holistically to meet the unique needs of each veteran. Put another way, what works for a man doesn't always work for a woman -- and vice versa.

A 225-year Legacy of Service

Adm. Paul Zukunft | Posted 08.04.2015 | DC
Adm. Paul Zukunft

On this 225th birthday, as we celebrate all America's Coast Guard has accomplished, we remain rooted to our oath; an oath of selfless service, underwritten by the courage of our forbearers and worthy of the public trust.

How Dare You, Mr. Trump: The Real Nature of Military Service

Dr. Joan Beder | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Dr. Joan Beder

The reality is that while the number has been decreasing, as recently as a few months ago, there were still more suicides per day among veterans stateside than deaths in active combat overseas (22 per day).

No Warlords Need Apply: A Call for Credible Peacemaking in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

A second round of peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives, expected to begin before the end of July, 2015, suggests that some parties to the fighting want to declare a ceasefire. But even in the short time since the first round on July 7, fighting has intensified.

Air Force Leaders Hammer Helpless Subordinates With Evangelical 'Gospel Explosion'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

This latest anti-Constitutional outrage comes to us from Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), host to the USAF's 27th Special Operations Wing (SOW).

Army Layoffs Mean 40K to Soon Join Civilian Ranks

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans are not victims, nor should they be perceived as being part of a mysterious underclass. It's simply that they may need to adjust to a world around them that is very different from the military community in areas ranging from language to healthcare choices to employment.

Iraq Ambassador to U.S.: 'We Cannot Coexist With ISIS'

Aspen Institute | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Aspen Institute

Sen. John McCain said, "ISIS is winning," and a spokesperson for the US Secretary of Defense said it would be one to eight weeks before Iraqi forces could begin an offensive against ISIS. Despite this, the panel was optimistic about the future of the region and its ability to take on ISIS.

One for All: The American Soldier Proves Sacrifice Is a Family Issue

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Taurel explores the many faces of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), painting a detailed portrait of the military experience which explains that when trauma strikes one, it affects all.

Chattanooga Mourns, Prays and Hopes

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Whether it was terrorism or not, the traffic was fierce on Martin Luther King Boulevard as people flocked to the interfaith service at Chattanooga's Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Olivet, had grown from humble beginning in the 1920s to one of the city's largest African-American churches.

Support Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault

Rep. Niki Tsongas | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Rep. Niki Tsongas

The disturbing prevalence of sexual assault against men within the United States armed forces has been illustrated recently by several in-depth reports. These studies crystalize what we have long known to be a crisis too often ignored and not discussed within the military. Much work that needs to be done.

Bringing the Greatest Show on Earth to Our Heroes

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

My first experience with the USO was during my brief hiatus from The Greatest Show On Earth. I was embarking on a career in theater, film, televisi...

The 10,000 Troop Fantasy

Sen. Chris Murphy | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Sen. Chris Murphy

It's a hypnotically attractive argument. It sounds tough -- more troops! -- but the number is low enough that proponents can claim, with a straight face, that we aren't repeating the Iraq War all over again. Ten thousand. More than Obama. ("I'll be tougher!") Less than Bush. ("But I've learned my lesson!") Just right.

Mission Transition: Much Accomplished, But More to Do

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

It was an honor to present at last week's Mission Transition summit in Washington, D.C., alongside President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. I joined decision-makers from every sector and industry to discuss the transition process for post-9/11 veterans and military families. And I have to say, I am encouraged by what I saw.

Thank a Veteran, Everyday

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
SreyRam Kuy, MD

I feel so fortunate and blessed to live in America, and to have the freedoms that we have here. I have the freedom to go to school and to get an education. I can live without fear; without having to look over my shoulder.

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

Reproductive Malpractice and the U.S. Military

Dov Fox | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Dov Fox

An outdated Supreme Court doctrine and congressional loophole leaves servicewomen unable to recover for the negligent prenatal care they receive in a military hospital. However egregious the malpractice and grave the suffering it causes, our law offers no recourse for the wrong done to the woman's procreative interest and to her child's physical and mental wellbeing.