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

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
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.

Semantics and the German "Nein" in Libya

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

It will take generational extinction and a profound national transformation before Germany can debate military action as freely as the United States or Great Britain without the epic burden of its history.

Passing of a Modest Hero

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

A few weeks ago I attended the "Celebration of Life" Service for a dear friend and neighbor who passed away after a long and valiant struggle with...

Afghanistan: Reflections on the the Kill Team

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Shahryar

Incidents like Abu Ghraib have seriously desensitized the American people and the rest of the world to the extent that we've, in my opinion, ran out of anger.

Conan: New Ad Shows Our Military Is Stretched A Little Thin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A lot of people are expressing frustration with the U.S. entering into another war thanks to its air strikes against Libya. But when you think about...

How a U.S. Army "Gator" Gets Information in Less Than 10 Minutes

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Danzig

The first time I taught a one-hour class at West Point, a 20-year-old student made it very clear that while he might be studying ethics, law and morality in school, it was practicalities that really concerned him.

Army Slow To Act As Crime-Lab Worker Falsified, Botched Tests

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor & Michael Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For nearly three years, the military held the key to Roger House's exoneration and didn't tell him: A forensics examiner had botched a crucial lab tes...

Amanda Terkel

Dem Rep. Hopes Senate Won't Block His Military Suicide Prevention Act For The Third Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the National Guard and Army Reserve grapple with an increasing number of suicides amongst members, Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) reintroduc...

The Koepenick Syndrome: Is the United States the New Prussia?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military leaders have long held a Prussian-like prestige in the United States.

Opposing a War and Supporting the Troops: An Oxymoron?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Until our national debate genuinely focuses on what is truly a threat to our national security, opposing a war and supporting the troops will continue to be an oxymoron in the eyes of so many decent Americans.

"Support Our Troops": What It Means

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

"Support Our Troops," in this veteran's opinion, does not mean unquestioned support of our government's decisions and its wars. Anything less than critical debate does a disservice to our troops.

Marines Say Bradley Manning Is Imprisoned Isolated and Naked 'For His Own Good'

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If Bradley Manning isn't mentally disturbed already, it would seem that forcing him to stay naked in his cell all night while under constant surveillance would certainly push him in that direction.

Who Supports the U.S. Soldier?

Gabriel Ledeen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabriel Ledeen

"Supporting" the soldier necessarily means sharing his desire for victory. From this perspective, there is an inherent contradiction in claiming to "support" the soldier while taking actions that undercut his efforts.

Never Ever Retreat

Hugh Rawson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hugh Rawson

The United States has begun withdrawing forces from the Pech Valley in Afghanistan, an area once considered to be critical in the campaign against the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

The Afghan War and Examining Heads

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

The future is now, Mr. Secretary. It's time to end our costly and futile wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It's time to support our troops by bringing them home.

Obama Administration Asks Court To Uphold 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — The Obama administration may have concluded that laws targeting gay Americans are presumably unconstitutional, but it still aske...

Curiouser and Curiouser: How the Hill Is Handling Being in the Hole

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.In the words of Alice, "It would be so nice if something made sense." Alice, of course, was talking about the strang...

The Growing Rift Between Military, Civilians

Politico | PHILIP EWING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Spouses of service members are badly stressed from years of long deployments -- so stressed that some have taken their own lives. Children who've had ...

Military: 2010 Lowest Level Of Violence In Iraq

McClatchy | Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor | Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Can We Preserve the American Dream Without Sacrifice?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Delayed gratification. From an early age, we teach our children that work before play is a vital part of growing up. Whether it is homework before gam...

Overkill: Future Weapons, Future Wars, and the New Arms Race

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

Amid talk of a new arms race, Americans should know more about what billions of their tax dollars are paying for. It's likely that DARPA projects will simply lead to needless expenditures on weapons designed for wars the U.S. won't fight.

Indiana Businessman Won't Return Fallen Marine's Personal Effects Due To Missed Storage Unit Payments

Indiana Post-Tribune | AfrikBoutik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The brother of one of Northwest Indiana's fallen soldiers says he's prolonging a visit here to help his family retrieve a collection of his sister's p...

China's Stealth Fighter May Use Technology From Downed U.S. Plane

AP/The Huffington Post | SLOBODAN LEKIC and DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Chinese officials recently unveiled a new, high-tech stealth fighter that could pose a significant threat to American air superi...

It's Still the Same Old Story -- From Guns to Nukes

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The firearm homicide rate in the United States is 19.5 times higher than in the other countries. While this death toll is bad enough, the same dynamics operate in international relations.

Aircraft Carriers and Chinese Missiles: Time to Rethink U.S. Naval Doctrine

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

According to a new report, the Chinese military is exploiting the strict adherence of the United States to a naval doctrine based on the aircraft carrier.