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A Passage to Kabul

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 02.04.2012 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

A recent reading of E. M. Forster's novel, A Passage to India, prompted me to reflect on the West's drawn out engagement in Afghanistan. The centerpi...

Middle-Class Military Members Say They're Concerned About Retirement

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

In a sign that enlistment isn't such a surefire long-term investment, only slightly more than a third of middle-class members of the military say they...

5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The United States spends more on its military than the total spent by the second largest (China), third largest (United Kingdom), fourth largest (France), fifth largest (Russia)... and fifteenth largest (Turkey) combined.

Fighting Terrorists, Not Soviets

Burns Strider | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Times have changed. We don't play vinyl records on our iPods; we don't use pay phones when we're out and need to make a call. And, we shouldn't be funding last century's battles, especially when it comes at the expense of our troops.

Sam Stein

Romney Battles Huntsman Over Military | Sam Stein | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

In one of his sharper moments in Tuesday night's debate, Jon Huntsman pressed Mitt Romney specifically over his willingness to defer to military comma...

A Crisis in Our Military

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 01.17.2012 | Crime
Rep. Jackie Speier

The epidemic of sexual assault in the military is a problem we can fix -- we only have to want to. Our troops protect us and it is our duty to protect them.

Republicans: War Is Not the Answer

Michelle Kraus | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Republicans simply cannot jumpstart the economy on the back of a new war. There is no money left, the military is broken and there is civil disobedience in the streets. People are downtrodden. That was then, it is different now.

Seeing An Old Photo Through New Eyes On My First Real Veterans Day

Fred Goldring | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Fred Goldring

I had passed the photo in the hallway showing the smiling handsome young Naval officer in uniform literally thousands of times over the years, occasionally pausing to marvel at the fact that this was my Dad when he was in his late teens.

My Dad Sarge

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

My dad (like every vet I have ever met) is heavily defined by his military service. They are soldiers. It is not something they did. It is not a job they held. It is who they are.

San Francisco City College Finds Success With Two-In-One Veterans' Center

Turnstyle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

by Nishat Kurwa Photo Credit: Robert Romano Anthony Meade , Air Force veteran and City College student poses in dress uniform. The Veterans Alliance...

Medal of Honor Upgrades Are Rare -- and Should Be

Ed Hooper | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

The Medal of Honor is this nation's highest combat award. The process of selection must remain exclusively with the Department of Defense for the medal to retain its valorous prominence -- on Veterans Day 2011 and for generations to come.

Remains Of War Dead Dumped In Landfill

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock and Greg Jaffe | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

The Dover Air Force Base mortuary for years disposed of portions of troops’ remains by cremating them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill, ...

General Speaks Frankly About 'Ally' Hamid Karzai

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

About three weeks ago, Reuters quoted Afghan President Hamid Karzai saying: "God forbid, if ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanis...

Serving Those Who Served: Veteran's Day Ideas For Volunteering And Donating

Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact

Build A Home The Fischer House Foundation builds homes for family members on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The program servic...

Wounded Warriors Return to Iraq for Closure

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Did you know that many wounded warriors want to return to the battlefield? Scott Pelley from CBS News follows a group of eight veterans to Iraq on an emotional journey to relive their traumatic experiences.

Should The Military Ban Manicures?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.28.2011 | Style

We don't often think of strict military standards being decided over Facebook. But several weeks ago Sergeant Major Raymond F. Chandler III posted a p...

Billions Of Lost Iraq Cash Finally Accounted For

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

As the decade-long Iraq conflict finally comes to close, so too does the mystery of a stockpile of American cash worth billions lost during the war. ...

Afterwards: The War Ends in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Iraq will bumble forward, its problems unresolved by America -- Sunni-Shia rifts, Arab-Kurd disagreements, unresolved oil revenue sharing, and empowered Iran.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces Iraq Troops Will Be Withdrawn By End Of 2011 | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Fulfilling a long-held campaign promise, President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the en...

WATCH: Military Dad Surprises Daughter At Spelling Bee After She Spells 'Sergeant'

Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact

Skylar Johnson received an unforgettable prize for spelling "sergeant" correctly during her Boca Raton Elementary spelling bee, reports. ...

Is Mitt Romney Ready for the World?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Perhaps, in addition to questioning whether Romney is ready for the world, we should ask: Is the world ready for Romney?

WATCH: Chicago Marathon, Afghanistan Satellite Edition

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Virginia native who has run the last 10 consecutive Chicago Marathons did not want to break from that tradition after he was deployed to Afghanistan...

Max J. Rosenthal

Rep. Presses Pentagon On Low Number Of Valor Awards For Iraq And Afghan Vets | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, he became the first living Marine to earn the nation's...

The Art of Healing Our Wounded U.S. Veterans

2morrowknight | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact

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 ...