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The Art of Healing Our Wounded U.S. Veterans

2morrowknight | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

2011-09-28-Screenshot20110928at5.16.07PM.jpg Russell Simmons once said, "Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

'Green News Report' - September 27, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Government ...

Rhode Island Rep. Lied About Military Service, Blamed Arrest On PTSD

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Rhode Island state Rep. Daniel Gordon (R) was arrested Sunday and charged with driving on a suspended license, according to the Providence Journal. Th...

WATCH: Kimmel Shows How Marines Train Post-DADT

Posted 11.21.2011 | Comedy

Since the military's repeal of its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy went into effect this week, a lot of people are probably wondering if anything will ...

Mural Celebrates Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

Brooklyn Street Art reports: TesOne just completed a brand new painting titled “Honesty is the Best Policy” to celebrate the repeal of the highly ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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.

WATCH: Inside The Pentagon's New Jet Fighter

AOL Defense | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

Washington: Sometimes events are, in and of themselves, news. So it was today when the Joint Strike Fighter program working with the Marines, flew the...

The Militarization of Sports -- And the Sportiness of Military Service

William Astore | Posted 09.27.2011 | Sports
William Astore

The co-joining of corporate-owned sports teams and events with the military strikes me as more than disturbing. We've created a dangerous dynamic in this country: one in which sporting events are exploited to sell military service for some while providing cheap grace for all.