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How Do You Feel About The DADT Repeal?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" into law today. What is your reaction to this historic event? Submit your resp...

GOP Senators Swing Back to Military, Boost New START Prospects

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Forced to choose between the recommendations of the US military and the extreme views of Senators Jon Kyl and Jim DeMint, enough Republican senators are going military to win Senate approval of the New START treaty this week.

Ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Brian Bond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Bond

I am sure that there will be many stories written about what happened and how we got here, but for me, the key part of the story that I will never forget is that commitment from the President.   Nor will I ever forget the brave men and women who have served with distinction who also happen to be gay or lesbian.

Pentagon: Lifting 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Will Take Time

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates is reminding troops that "don't ask, don't tell" will remain military policy for at least a while lo...

A Christmas Message for our Troops in Harm's Way

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

What do we say to our troops, our men and women who once again, for a ninth Christmas in a row, will be spending the holidays in foreign battlefields where peace on earth and good will to men are just cruel incongruities?

Latino Leaders Urge the U.S. Senate to Make the "DREAM Act" a Reality

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Today, a cross-section of distinguished Latino leaders from across the political spectrum, as well as in business, government, public service, enterta...

No News at Alaska's Air Force Bases Over WikiLeaks

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alaska Dispatch News

The Gray Lady has been banished from the browsers of Eielson and Elmendorf Air Force bases -- and so has virtually every other national newspaper of record in the Western hemisphere.

Time for Nuclear Savings Bonds?

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

Wonder why America can't seem to keep up with nations like Germany and China on advanced energy policy? Perhaps it's because the Energy Department spends ten times more on nuclear weapons than energy conservation.

The Army-Navy Game: Transcending Sports and Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

I am a liberal Democrat who is opposed to the War in Afghanistan, was against the War in Iraq, and protested against the Vietnam War years ago. I guess you could call me a pacifist. But I love watching the Army-Navy game.

Afghan Public Opinion Turns Sharply Against US Forces

GlobalPost | Jean MacKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

First the good news: U.S. forces are still more popular in Afghanistan than Osama bin Laden. Fully 6 percent of respondents in a new poll expressed a ...

WATCH: Gen. Shelton To Jon Stewart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

General Hugh Shelton, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001 of the United States, spoke to Jon Stewart last night abou...

I'm Asking and I'm Telling

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

Nothing is more embarrassing than watching the news with all these old men bandying about the words "gay" and "homosexual." The possible repeal of Don...

Poll: Afghans Lose Confidence In U.S., NATO

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than a quarter of Afghans see insurgent attacks against American troops as justified, according to a poll release...

Afghan Families Speak Of Loved Ones Killed By U.S. Soldiers | TAIMOOR SHAH and ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Mullah Allah Dad, a poppy farmer and the mullah of a hamlet of just 15 homes in Kandahar Province, the end came quickly. He was sipping tea when h...

Controversial U.S. Military Bases Not In Iraq Or Afghanistan

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Thailand -- If you spin a globe and randomly point to a country, there's a one-in-five chance the U.S. military runs a piece of the nation un...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Needs to Come Out of the Closet

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

The United States should be honored to have any individual willing to put their life on the line, whether they're gay or straight.

It's the Military, Stupid! Demeaning Service Members for Political Gain

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

The military operates by emphasizing a "team" identity, and this is why concerns about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" are irrelevant. You sign away your own beliefs when you join and adopt those regulated by the service.

National Security Experts vs. Forces of Delay

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The New START treaty should be a no-brainer: it's a renewal of a treaty originally negotiated by Ronald Reagan and it will make America safer.

Deficit Commission Member Rep. Jan Schakowsky Offers a Better Plan

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The president claims to want credible ideas. He must take a look at the Schakowsky deficit reduction plan alongside the Commission's and decide which one will benefit and speak for middle class America.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

iCasualties Founder Tallies Death After Others Move On

The New York Times | NOAM COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Without exactly trying, iCasualties has become a cog in the reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan. Local newspapers like The Poughkeepsie Journal of New...

American Leadership

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kober

We should follow Washington's advice, avoid permanent alliances, and concentrate on once again becoming a model worthy of imitation.

Glenn Beck Promotes Socialism to West Point Cadets

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

Glenn Beck recently promoted an idea straight out of the Paris Commune of 1871, an idea considered by the Commune to be a necessary stepping stone in the transition from capitalism to socialism to communism.

All-In For The DREAM Act

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

By passing the DREAM Act, we have an opportunity during this lame-duck session to make a down payment on the immigration reform voters want, our country deserves, and our leaders have promised.

Engaging Our Nation's Greatest Untapped Resource

William McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William McNulty

Each year nearly 150,000 individuals separate from the military, many of whom retain their desire to provide service to people in need anywhere around the world. These veterans represent a tremendous untapped resource.