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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.

Judge Allows American To Sue Donald Rumsfeld Over Torture Claims

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

NEDRA PICKLER / AP WASHINGTON -- A judge is allowing an Army veteran who says he was imprisoned unjustly and tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq ...

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...

Joint Chiefs Chairman: 'I Don't Know' Whether Troops Will Get Paid

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- A half a world away from the Capitol Hill deadlock, the economy and debt crisis are weighing heavily on U.S. troops i...

U.S. Review: Iraq Deadlier Now Than A Year Ago

AP | By LARA JAKES | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- Frequent bombings, assassinations and a resurgence in violence by Shiite militias have made Iraq more dangerous now than it was just a year...

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.

Crash Diet Led Georgia Soldier To Murder: Military Psych

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime

FORT STEWART, Ga. — Attorneys for an Army Reserve soldier on trial for murder in Georgia say he killed a superior because he was dehydrated and ...

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 ...

U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq At 4,473

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

-- As of Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at least 4,473 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an A...

U.S. Lost 1,560 Soldiers In Afghanistan

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

-- As of Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at least 1,560 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan ...

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?

In Military, Married Gay Couples Won't Get Benefts

AP | By JULIE WATSON | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- Gay service members from Army soldiers to Air Force officers are planning to celebrate the official end of the military's 17-year policy ...

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...

Introducing: Domestic Disaster Commanders

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.03.2011 | Denver

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Defense Department is grooming a new type of commander to coordinate the military response to domestic disasters...

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


Ten Years On, No Clear Answers In Afghanistan

AP | By PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- For 10 years, ever since the towers fell, the United States has fought a war in a distant land – in hopes, it says, of pro...

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....

Former Military Photographer Faces Fraud Charges

AP | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts

MIAMI -- A former Guantanamo Bay photographer is facing federal fraud charges Miami. The government says Elisha Leo Dawkins made a false statement in...