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Michael McLaughlin

Bad Sign: Homeowners Assoc. Sues Parents To Remove Banner Supporting Son In Marines | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Weird News

It hasn't been a banner year for the Burr family of Louisiana, and now they are being sued by their homeowners association for flying a frontyard sign...

The Truth About My Trip To Hanoi

Jane Fonda | Posted 09.21.2011 | World
Jane Fonda

It is unconscionable that extremist groups circulate letters which accuse me of horrific things, saying that I am a traitor. These lies have circulated for almost 40 years, continually reopening the wound of the Vietnam War.

Andrea Stone

Watchdogs Say Conservative Anti-Gay Group Run With Little Oversight | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leading opponent of repealing the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and a decades-long critic of expanded opportunities for ...

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

The Unsung Heroes: Civilians in the Crossfire

Kerry C. Kachejian | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Kerry C. Kachejian

Who are these relatively unknown civilians? What kind of support do they provide to the military? And why would they risk life and limb to go into a combat zone?

A Different Perspective: A Teacher Leaves The Classroom For Afghanistan

NPR | Tom Bowman | Posted 09.08.2011 | Education

A very small number of Americans are now serving in the military -- less than 1 percent. Some are looking for direction; others are inspired by a sens...

A Golden Welcome for Will and Kate

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 09.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Nigel Sheinwald

I'm in Los Angeles this week, preparing to accompany Their Royal Highnesses on their visit here. These occasions are important in themselves, but they're about much more than ceremony.

White House Lifts Ban On Condolence Letters To Families Of Service Members Who Commit Suicide

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

The White House says that families of service members who commit suicide while deployed abroad are now getting condolence letters from the president j...

David Wood

WATCH: As Violence In Iraq Rises, Paratroopers Practice a New Iraq Mission | David Wood | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The assault began late on a moonless night with the muted drone of heavy, low-flying aircraft and the silent blossoming of a thous...

Transformers 3 & Post-Bin Laden America

James Denselow | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
James Denselow

Indeed hidden within the clash of metal and the rattle of gunfire, the film's central message concerns the dangers of America feeling too secure in the post-bin Laden era.

Watch: Arlington National Cemetery Under Investigation

Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics


A Cost Of War:$20 Billion On Air Conditioning | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

The amount the U.S. military spends annually on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan: $20.2 billion....

Watch: U.S. Soldier Re-Grows Leg

Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living


China Sizing Up Against U.S. Cyberwar Threat?

Posted 08.16.2011 | World

(Reuters) - China must boost its cyber-warfare strength to counter a Pentagon push, the country's top military newspaper said on Thursday after weeks ...

Made in America: Gates' NATO Slam Is About Selling Death & Destruction, Our Top Export

Brian Ross | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

NATO was the Obama Administration's answer to a long call by social liberals and fiscal libertarians to make the other countries of the world step-up to these moral imperatives and pay a bigger part of the way. It has been a spectacular failure.

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 $...

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.

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...

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.