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The Military's Clean-Energy Mission

Michael Brune | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Are you surprised that the military is taking the lead in adopting clean and renewable energy technologies? I'm not.

WATCH: Six Military Servicewomen Take A Turn On The Runway

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.15.2011 | Style

It's not often that the military and Fashion Week collide (although thinking of the two together makes us recall one of our favorite lines from "The D...

David Wood

Ride To Recovery: Ground Zero To The Pentagon

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...

No One Likes to Be Guilt-Tripped

Patrick McDermott | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Patrick McDermott

I personally find it disgusting how much the U.S. emphasizes the tenets of death instead of the tenets of life throughout our policies. However, is shaming and guilting people really the best way to win them over?

Sept. 15 Is Dakota Meyer's Day

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When about one month ago I first heard that Marine Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, a former Austin resident, would be receiving the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan, I was so proud.

U.S. Marines Hot Sauce Makes One 'Stand At Attention'

Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

Among other goods such as cologne and bird feeders, the U.S. Marines have an official hot sauce, aptly titled Marines Hot Sauce. It is "made from a sp...

When 'Thank You' Isn't Enough

Ruth Riley | Posted 11.08.2011 | Sports
Ruth Riley

My sister found her passion in the Army. She fell in love with the camaraderie and challenge she found, first becoming an Arabic linguist and then a Blackhawk pilot. As I was preparing for the 2006 WNBA Finals, my sister was also preparing for battle -- the real one.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Reducing U.S. Forces In Iraq To 3,000 By End Of Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is willing to drop American troop levels in Iraq to as low as 3,000 by the end of this year, The Huffington Post has confirme...

Watch: WikiLeaks Says U.S. Troops Executed Iraqi Children In 2006 Raid

Posted 11.01.2011 | World

An unclassified U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks contains claims that U.S. forces executed ten Iraqi civilians, half of whom were children ...

Watch: Marines to Ban Audible Farts in Afghanistan

Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

While marines in Afghanistan are used to operating under strict rules, a new order banning audible farting has raised eyebrows. In the military's ...

Don't Play Wall Street Roulette With Military Retirement

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

All careers aren't created equal. Yes, civilians work longer to get to retirement. But civilians also aren't spending multiple years away from their families getting shot at.

Unifying A New Generation Of Military Widows

Taryn Davis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact
Taryn Davis

There are over 3,000 military widows from Iraq and Afghanistan, not including those who lost their heroes to non-combat reasons once returning home. We want to reach them all.

Curtis M. Wong

Giving U.S. Military Veterans A Voice

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

He may be an army veteran with three tours of duty and seven years of active service duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to his credit, but Patrick J. Nelson...

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.

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...

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.

Michael McLaughlin

Bad Sign: Homeowners Assoc. Sues Parents To Remove Banner Supporting Son In Marines

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...