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David Wood

Obama Picks a 'Muddy Boots' Combat Veteran To Head US Military | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man chosen to lead the U.S. military as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the difficult years ahead is a muddy-boots comb...

Women Could Serve As Navy SEALs -- One Day

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's a dramatic tale. Elite Navy SEALs storm a walled compound in Pakistan and take out the world's most wanted terrorist....

Obama Names New Joint Chiefs Head

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama moved Monday to complete an overhaul of his national security team, selecting Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the nex...

Watch: What Does Memorial Day Mean to You?

Brecksville, OH Patch | Dave Wilson|Email the Author|May 28, 2011 | Posted 07.29.2011 | Home

At American Legion post, it goes back to original meaning: remembrance. ...

'Hug-A-Hero' Dolls Help Military Kids Cope While Parents Serve

Posted 07.29.2011 | Impact

When military parents leave their children, many communication resources are available to keep them in contact. However, many find that keeping in tou...

Memorial Day Tribute: Keep the Troops at Home

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America was born in war. The existence of evil means that war may always be an ugly necessity. But these days most of Washington's conflicts are wars of choice, military interventions for almost any reason other than protecting vital American interests.

Colt Defense Aiming To Keep Rifle Business

AP | By RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade, Colt Defense went without a lobbyist. The legendary gun maker based in West Hartford, Conn., had an exclusive deal ...

Mary Kennedy: Make a Soldier Happy: Join Best-Selling Authors in Sending Books Overseas

Red Room | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books
Red Room

Let's all adopt a soldier and send books, candy, snacks, and, of course, homemade goodies. It's easy to do and it really means the world to our brave men and women in the military forces.

Troop Morale In Afghanistan Plummets

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As fighting and casualties in Afghanistan's war reached an all-time high, U.S. soldiers and Marines there reported plunging morale and t...

David Wood

U.S.-China Military Talks Snag On Taiwan Arms Sales | David Wood | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- New talks this week between American and Chinese military leaders got stuck on the issue of Taiwan, the same problem that torpedoed U.S....

Veterans Get a Raw Deal -- Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are consistently plagued by higher unemployment rates than the civilian community. Ted Daywalt, a retired...

The War Lovers: Why It Feels So Good to Be Embedded With the U.S. Military

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Peter Van Buren

What is it about the military that turns normally thoughtful journalists into war pornographers? A reporter who would otherwise make it through the day sober spends a little time with the military and loses himself in ever more dramatic language.

Watch: SEAL-Mania Grips Nation After Bin Laden Raid

Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

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Bin Laden's Death Sparks Rethinking of US Policy in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The death of the world's most wanted terrorist is building up pressure on the United States government to end our country's longest-running war. The question now is whether the American public and its leaders are willing to invest in a long-term strategy for peace.

U.S. Braced For Fights With Pakistanis In Bin Laden Raid | Eric Schmitt, Thom Shanker and David E. Sanger. | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama insisted that the assault force hunting down Osama bin Laden last week be large enough to fight its way out of Pakistan ...

President Obama Was Right and Michael Moore and Other Critics of Killing Bin Laden Are Wrong

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Those who have no skin in the game in our wars have no business second guessing the snap judgments of the men and women in combat situations asked to do our dirty work.

Son of Mexican Immigrants Was a Hero of Bin Laden Operation?

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 08.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

On Monday, Martin Mejia received the shock of his life. The father of Ruben Mejia, a Navy SEAL, was stunned when soldiers in uniform came to his home...

The Other Side of Guantanamo

Rajai Hakki | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Rajai Hakki

As the US rejoices at the killing of Osama Bin Laden, it is important to remember the people that made real sacrifices in our war against Al-Qaeda. Detainees at Gitmo are not the only people that suffer.

AP: U.S. Military Casualties in Iraq Highest Since November 2009

AP | Posted 06.30.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed while conducting military operations in southern Iraq. The fresh death brings t...

Obama Administration Considers Altering U.S. Military's Global Role

Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

By Colin Clark Editor, AOL Defense WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, with very little fanfare, has launched what national security experts s...

Notes Of A Military Son

Black Voices | Mark Alexander | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

During this week -- Military Families Week -- I am reminded of the valuable lessons I learned from my father about the humanity and importance of thos...

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...

Laura Stampler

Divorce Rate For Women In Military Double That Of Men | Laura Stampler | Posted 06.12.2011 | Divorce

When naval officer Amanda Smith was deployed to Kuwait in August of 2009, her job was to find holes in existing military medical programs and fix them...

Take "The Troops" off the Table in the Budget Battles

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

Even if Congress cannot agree on an overall defense budget, funding for troop pay can and should be settled immediately and should not be held hostage again to partisan wrangling over other issues.

David Wood

Military Spouses Face Difficulties Finding Employment | David Wood | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Among the 14.8 million Americans looking for work, the men and women married to military personnel face barriers others don't. Mili...