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Officer Who Struggled Against DADT To Re-Enlist

Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Dan Choi, the outspoken gay activist who was discharged from the army for revealing his sexuality, told Politico on Tuesday that he plans to re-enlist...

Obama Hails DADT Repeal: 'Today, Every American Can Be Proud'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- President Barack Obama is marking the end of the ban on gays serving in the military. He says the armed forces ...

Gay Officer Sheds Alias After DADT Repeal

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

By By LISA LEFF, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- J.D. Smith came into being when a gay student group in upstate New York needed a speaker to talk...

U.S. Staging 40 Raids In Afghanistan Every Night

time.com | Mark Benjamin | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

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

Lawmakers Seek To Delay DADT Repeal

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to delay the new policy allowing gay...

Congress Is Missing in Action for the POWs/MIAs

Ralph Levenberg | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Ralph Levenberg

It is time for Japan's companies to apologize to the POWs and establish a program of remembrance. Our blood and despair helped sustain them. I do not want compensation. I simply ask for a genuine apology and that my presence be remembered.

The Military's Clean-Energy Mission

Michael Brune | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Are you surprised that the military is taking the lead in adopting clean and renewable energy technologies? I'm not.

WATCH: Six Military Servicewomen Take A Turn On The Runway

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.15.2011 | Style

It's not often that the military and Fashion Week collide (although thinking of the two together makes us recall one of our favorite lines from "The D...

David Wood

Ride To Recovery: Ground Zero To The Pentagon

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...

No One Likes to Be Guilt-Tripped

Patrick McDermott | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Patrick McDermott

I personally find it disgusting how much the U.S. emphasizes the tenets of death instead of the tenets of life throughout our policies. However, is shaming and guilting people really the best way to win them over?

Sept. 15 Is Dakota Meyer's Day

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When about one month ago I first heard that Marine Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, a former Austin resident, would be receiving the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan, I was so proud.

U.S. Marines Hot Sauce Makes One 'Stand At Attention'

Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

Among other goods such as cologne and bird feeders, the U.S. Marines have an official hot sauce, aptly titled Marines Hot Sauce. It is "made from a sp...

When 'Thank You' Isn't Enough

Ruth Riley | Posted 11.08.2011 | Sports
Ruth Riley

My sister found her passion in the Army. She fell in love with the camaraderie and challenge she found, first becoming an Arabic linguist and then a Blackhawk pilot. As I was preparing for the 2006 WNBA Finals, my sister was also preparing for battle -- the real one.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Reducing U.S. Forces In Iraq To 3,000 By End Of Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is willing to drop American troop levels in Iraq to as low as 3,000 by the end of this year, The Huffington Post has confirme...

U.S. Military Hospital Boasts Cutting-Edge Battlefield Medicine

AP | By DAVID RISING | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

LANDSTUHL, Germany -- Volunteer staff from the U.S. military's Landstuhl Regional Medical center huddle outside the emergency room doors, waiting unde...

Watch: WikiLeaks Says U.S. Troops Executed Iraqi Children In 2006 Raid

Posted 11.01.2011 | World

An unclassified U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks contains claims that U.S. forces executed ten Iraqi civilians, half of whom were children ...

Biden Acknowledges 'The Greatest Generation Of Warriors'

AP | By AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii -- Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday thanked U.S. servicemen in Hawaii for being among what he called "the greatest generation ...

Watch: Marines to Ban Audible Farts in Afghanistan

Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

While marines in Afghanistan are used to operating under strict rules, a new order banning audible farting has raised eyebrows. In the military's ...

Don't Play Wall Street Roulette With Military Retirement

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

All careers aren't created equal. Yes, civilians work longer to get to retirement. But civilians also aren't spending multiple years away from their families getting shot at.

Unifying A New Generation Of Military Widows

Taryn Davis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact
Taryn Davis

There are over 3,000 military widows from Iraq and Afghanistan, not including those who lost their heroes to non-combat reasons once returning home. We want to reach them all.

U.S. Army Body Armor Improperly Tested, May Not Meet Safety Requirements, Report Finds

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army improperly tested new bullet-blocking plates for body armor and cannot be certain that 5 million pieces of the critical ba...

$360 Million In U.S. Combat Support Lost To Afghanistan Insurgents, Criminals

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- After examining hundreds of combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, the U.S military estimates $360 million in U.S. ...

Panetta: Bigger Defense Cuts Would Be Devastating

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Large new cuts in defense spending would "terribly weaken" U.S. national security, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday as h...

Fort Carson Focusing On Brain Injury Detection

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 10.14.2011 | Denver

FORT CARSON, Colo. — A group of infantry just back from Afghanistan sat down before computers at Fort Carson and began answering a series of que...

Curtis M. Wong

Giving U.S. Military Veterans A Voice

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

He may be an army veteran with three tours of duty and seven years of active service duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to his credit, but Patrick J. Nelson...