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Medal of Honor Upgrades Are Rare -- and Should Be

Ed Hooper | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

The Medal of Honor is this nation's highest combat award. The process of selection must remain exclusively with the Department of Defense for the medal to retain its valorous prominence -- on Veterans Day 2011 and for generations to come.

Remains Of War Dead Dumped In Landfill

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock and Greg Jaffe | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

The Dover Air Force Base mortuary for years disposed of portions of troops’ remains by cremating them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill, ...

General Speaks Frankly About 'Ally' Hamid Karzai

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

About three weeks ago, Reuters quoted Afghan President Hamid Karzai saying: "God forbid, if ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanis...

Serving Those Who Served: Veteran's Day Ideas For Volunteering And Donating

Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact

Build A Home The Fischer House Foundation builds homes for family members on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The program servic...

Wounded Warriors Return to Iraq for Closure

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Did you know that many wounded warriors want to return to the battlefield? Scott Pelley from CBS News follows a group of eight veterans to Iraq on an emotional journey to relive their traumatic experiences.

Should The Military Ban Manicures?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.28.2011 | Style

We don't often think of strict military standards being decided over Facebook. But several weeks ago Sergeant Major Raymond F. Chandler III posted a p...

Billions Of Lost Iraq Cash Finally Accounted For

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

As the decade-long Iraq conflict finally comes to close, so too does the mystery of a stockpile of American cash worth billions lost during the war. ...

Afterwards: The War Ends in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Iraq will bumble forward, its problems unresolved by America -- Sunni-Shia rifts, Arab-Kurd disagreements, unresolved oil revenue sharing, and empowered Iran.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces Iraq Troops Will Be Withdrawn By End Of 2011 | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Fulfilling a long-held campaign promise, President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the en...

WATCH: Military Dad Surprises Daughter At Spelling Bee After She Spells 'Sergeant'

Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact

Skylar Johnson received an unforgettable prize for spelling "sergeant" correctly during her Boca Raton Elementary spelling bee, reports. ...

Is Mitt Romney Ready for the World?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Perhaps, in addition to questioning whether Romney is ready for the world, we should ask: Is the world ready for Romney?

WATCH: Chicago Marathon, Afghanistan Satellite Edition

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Virginia native who has run the last 10 consecutive Chicago Marathons did not want to break from that tradition after he was deployed to Afghanistan...

Max J. Rosenthal

Rep. Presses Pentagon On Low Number Of Valor Awards For Iraq And Afghan Vets | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, he became the first living Marine to earn the nation's...

The Art of Healing Our Wounded U.S. Veterans

2morrowknight | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact

2011-09-28-Screenshot20110928at5.16.07PM.jpg Russell Simmons once said, "Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

'Green News Report' - September 27, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Government ...

Rhode Island Rep. Lied About Military Service, Blamed Arrest On PTSD

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Rhode Island state Rep. Daniel Gordon (R) was arrested Sunday and charged with driving on a suspended license, according to the Providence Journal. Th...

WATCH: Kimmel Shows How Marines Train Post-DADT

Posted 11.21.2011 | Comedy

Since the military's repeal of its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy went into effect this week, a lot of people are probably wondering if anything will ...

Mural Celebrates Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

Brooklyn Street Art reports: TesOne just completed a brand new painting titled “Honesty is the Best Policy” to celebrate the repeal of the highly ...

Officer Who Struggled Against DADT To Re-Enlist

Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Dan Choi, the outspoken gay activist who was discharged from the army for revealing his sexuality, told Politico on Tuesday that he plans to re-enlist...

Obama Hails DADT Repeal: 'Today, Every American Can Be Proud'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- President Barack Obama is marking the end of the ban on gays serving in the military. He says the armed forces ...

U.S. Staging 40 Raids In Afghanistan Every Night | Mark Benjamin | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

Counter-insurgency is so 2007. Everybody knows that Republicans and Democrats have quietly agreed that flooding some dusty foreign land with U.S. troo...

Congress Is Missing in Action for the POWs/MIAs

Ralph Levenberg | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Ralph Levenberg

It is time for Japan's companies to apologize to the POWs and establish a program of remembrance. Our blood and despair helped sustain them. I do not want compensation. I simply ask for a genuine apology and that my presence be remembered.

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 | 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...