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Engaging Our Nation's Greatest Untapped Resource

William McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William McNulty

Each year nearly 150,000 individuals separate from the military, many of whom retain their desire to provide service to people in need anywhere around the world. These veterans represent a tremendous untapped resource.

For Indian Americans, Honoring Veteran's Day Signifies Service, Patriotism

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

As I sit down with my family this Veteran's Day, I'll think of patriots who take time each week to pledge their support to raise awareness for veterans in their communities through their own cultural lens.

Celebrate or Salivate: What Does Your Veteran's Day Look Like?

Lori Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lori Bell

What is this day of honoring Vets really all about? Do we really celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of veterans or salivate at the opportunity to increase a bottom line?

Obama in Asia: Meeting American Decline Face to Face

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Juan Cole

Beneath the pomp and splendor of Obama's journey through Asia has lurked a far tawdrier vision -- of a much weakened president presiding over a much weakened superpower, both looking somewhat desperately for succor abroad.

Veterans Day 2010: Honoring Those Who Serve In Chicago And Suburbs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, the United States is honoring nearly 3 million veterans who served their country. Veterans Day started back in November 1919 when President Wi...

Remembering Generosity and Commitment this Veterans Day

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

When I was a young captain at the Air Force Academy, I had the honor of escorting two general officers, Lieutenant General Devol "Rock" Brett and Brig...

DADT Must End This Congress -- National Security Has Been Hurt

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

As the U.S. continues to face dangerous enemies from all corners of the globe, it makes no sense to turn away from service qualified, able and willing volunteers for our nation's military.

Bill Maher: Let's Fix Nuke 'Glitch' Before Next Regime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last month the U.S. military lost communication with 50 nuclear missiles due to what the Pentagon said was a "hardware glitch." On this week's "Rea...

Gen. James Amos, Marines New Leader, Wants 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Kept In Place

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps said Saturday that now is the wrong time to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy...

Broadway's Merchant of Venice Re-Ignites My Jewish Identity Crisis

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Had Shylock been a person's first exposure to a Jew, should they be crucified for thinking he was a devilish creature?

Iraqi Citizens Angry With U.S. Combat Troop Withdrawal Amid Current Living Conditions

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

But the rosy "rebranding" of the conflict, as some have called it, is hardly playing well in the bazaars of Baghdad and other embattled cities and tow...

Should the U.S. Military Be Promoting and Endorsing Glenn Beck?

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

Glenn Beck's continual contemptuous statements against the President of the United States is obviously inappropriate as a programming choice for both facilities on military bases and airing on the American Forces Network.

Delivering Innovative Technology Solutions to the Warfighter, Even in Lean Times

David Melcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Melcher

Proposing and designing expensive new systems may no longer be realistic for the aerospace and defense industry. Instead, providing advancement and affordable new directions for proven technologies will be the key to success.

Believing Anita... and our Servicewomen

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Natelson

Like many civil rights advocates, I have been sorely tempted to celebrate the death--once lingering but now tantalizingly imminent--of the military's ...

Hiring Military Veterans is Good Business

Bill Whitmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Whitmore

If your company's diversity recruiting strategy fails to include military veterans, you are missing out on working with some of our country's most out...

Department Of Defense Accepting Openly Gay Applicants

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department said Tuesday that it is accepting openly gay recruits, but is warning applicants they might not be allowed t...

A World Made by War: How Old Will You Be When the American War State Goes Down?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

As commentators point out that the U.S. seems to be morphing from a can-do into a can't-do nation, don't imagine the American spirit is dead. It's just that today our country is triumphant in producing only things that go boom in the night.

Karzai Orders Private Security Firms Out Of Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president issued a decree Tuesday ordering private security companies to disband by the end of the year, draw...

A DREAM Undeterred

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

What happens to a dream deferred? It is realized by the undeterred.

Air Force DADT Enforcement Has Stopped, According To Official's E-Mail

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A gay rights group says the Air Force has told its legal officers to stop enforcing "don't ask, don't tell" because of a judge's ruling T...

Survey Reveals Troubling Numbers Of Military Personnel In Debt

Washington Post | Michelle Singletary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whenever I'm traveling and I see uniformed military personnel, I can't help but become a little teary-eyed. I worry that the service members may be s...

Drone Victims Speak

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Though victims acknowledged that drones often kill militants, they decried the strikes for the harm they cause to civilians and claimed that they are ineffective at combating militancy in the long-run.

Beware a U.S. Sponsored Arms Race in the Middle East

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Until it is tied effectively to a representative and responsible government in Baghdad, the arming of Iraq's military by the U.S. and other Western powers should be put on hold.

Joining the Global Work Party

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

One day after the New York Times reported that the U.S. military was going "green" with a goal of 50% from solar and renewables by 2020, and the Obama...

Time to Take a Hard Look at U.S. Linguistic Preparedness

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nataly Kelly

More than nine years have passed since the attacks of September 11th. Thousands of hours and pages of terrorism-related information remain untranslated. Yet, a soldier's ability to communicate on the ground is as vital to her or his safety as a bulletproof vest.