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Secret U.S., Afghan Talks Could See Troops Stay For Decades

The Guardian | Jason Burke in Kabul | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

American and Afghan officials are locked in increasingly acrimonious secret talks about a long-term security agreement which is likely to see US troop...

Cold War Redux: Is China Trying To Bankrupt The U.S.?

The Diplomat | Brad Glosserman | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

One popular narrative credits the end of the Cold War to a US strategy to bankrupt the Soviet Union. Well aware of the advantage conferred by its supe...

America's '100-Year Wars'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Anthony Nunn was barely nine years old when the Afghanistan War started. Just like my grandson three years ago, he was still a child for whom his parents and grandparents must have had so many dreams.

Amanda Terkel

Delta Charges U.S. Troops Returning From Afghanistan $2,800 In Baggage Fees | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Delta Air Lines is facing intense criticism after charging 34 U.S. soldiers returning from Afghanistan $...

Army's 101st Airborne Pays High Price For Surge Year

AP | KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 08.05.2011 | World

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — The soldiers of the Army's famed 101st Airborne Division deployed to Afghanistan confident their counterinsurgency expe...

A Clean Energy Future For Our Troops, For Us

Nicole Lederer | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Nicole Lederer

We know that military leaders are clear on two things: Our fossil fuel dependence is a serious national security liability; and the carbon emissions from those fuels are causing climate change, which is a global security threat multiplier.

U.S. Trolling For Taliban To Open Talks

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — After 10 years of bloody battle in Afghanistan, the United States is trolling for Taliban officials to talk peace with bef...

Is the Military a Good Alternative for At-Risk Youth Looking to Get an Education

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 07.30.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

But for kids like me it can be the only path out of a bad neighborhood and into a better life.

David Wood

Obama Picks a 'Muddy Boots' Combat Veteran To Head US Military | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man chosen to lead the U.S. military as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the difficult years ahead is a muddy-boots comb...

Women Could Serve As Navy SEALs -- One Day

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's a dramatic tale. Elite Navy SEALs storm a walled compound in Pakistan and take out the world's most wanted terrorist....

Obama Names New Joint Chiefs Head

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama moved Monday to complete an overhaul of his national security team, selecting Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the nex...

Watch: What Does Memorial Day Mean to You?

Brecksville, OH Patch | Dave Wilson|Email the Author|May 28, 2011 | Posted 07.29.2011 | Home

At American Legion post, it goes back to original meaning: remembrance. ...

'Hug-A-Hero' Dolls Help Military Kids Cope While Parents Serve

Posted 07.29.2011 | Impact

When military parents leave their children, many communication resources are available to keep them in contact. However, many find that keeping in tou...

Memorial Day Tribute: Keep the Troops at Home

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America was born in war. The existence of evil means that war may always be an ugly necessity. But these days most of Washington's conflicts are wars of choice, military interventions for almost any reason other than protecting vital American interests.

Colt Defense Aiming To Keep Rifle Business

AP | By RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade, Colt Defense went without a lobbyist. The legendary gun maker based in West Hartford, Conn., had an exclusive deal ...

Mary Kennedy: Make a Soldier Happy: Join Best-Selling Authors in Sending Books Overseas

Red Room | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books
Red Room

Let's all adopt a soldier and send books, candy, snacks, and, of course, homemade goodies. It's easy to do and it really means the world to our brave men and women in the military forces.

Troop Morale In Afghanistan Plummets

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As fighting and casualties in Afghanistan's war reached an all-time high, U.S. soldiers and Marines there reported plunging morale and t...

David Wood

U.S.-China Military Talks Snag On Taiwan Arms Sales | David Wood | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- New talks this week between American and Chinese military leaders got stuck on the issue of Taiwan, the same problem that torpedoed U.S....

Veterans Get a Raw Deal -- Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are consistently plagued by higher unemployment rates than the civilian community. Ted Daywalt, a retired...

The War Lovers: Why It Feels So Good to Be Embedded With the U.S. Military

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Peter Van Buren

What is it about the military that turns normally thoughtful journalists into war pornographers? A reporter who would otherwise make it through the day sober spends a little time with the military and loses himself in ever more dramatic language.

Watch: SEAL-Mania Grips Nation After Bin Laden Raid

Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

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Bin Laden's Death Sparks Rethinking of US Policy in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The death of the world's most wanted terrorist is building up pressure on the United States government to end our country's longest-running war. The question now is whether the American public and its leaders are willing to invest in a long-term strategy for peace.

U.S. Braced For Fights With Pakistanis In Bin Laden Raid | Eric Schmitt, Thom Shanker and David E. Sanger. | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Obama insisted that the assault force hunting down Osama bin Laden last week be large enough to fight its way out of Pakistan ...

President Obama Was Right and Michael Moore and Other Critics of Killing Bin Laden Are Wrong

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Those who have no skin in the game in our wars have no business second guessing the snap judgments of the men and women in combat situations asked to do our dirty work.

Son of Mexican Immigrants Was a Hero of Bin Laden Operation?

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 08.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

On Monday, Martin Mejia received the shock of his life. The father of Ruben Mejia, a Navy SEAL, was stunned when soldiers in uniform came to his home...