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McChrystal's Disdain: Symptom of a Mercenary Force With Few Ties to Civilian Leaders

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

There is a strange and unintended symbiotic relationship between the "leave it to us professionals" attitude of some leaders in our military today, and the "not with my child" attitude shared by many in the upper classes.

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Editor Surprised It Became 'Story Of The Day' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I imagine that Rolling Stone now understands that the White House will respond very quickly the next time the commander in charge of our controversial war puts the entire operation in jeopardy over some ill-advised sass talk.

Attacks On Contractors Surge In Afghanistan

AP | NOOR KHAN and TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The message, very often, is sent with bloodshed. A suicide bombing last week on a fortified Kandahar guesthouse shared ...

McChrystal Replacement Possibilities: Candidates For General's Job Post-Rolling Stone (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rebuked by President Obama for his "poor judgment" in a new Rolling Stone interview, Gen. Stanley McChrystal could soon resign or be relieved of his d...

McChrystal Must Go

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Such blatant disrespect can neither be dismissed nor ignored nor tolerated. In attacking his own chain of command so egregiously in public, McChrystal has broken a fundamental rule of military discipline. And for this he must go.

General McChrystal Offers To Resign, According To Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Gen. Stanley McChrystal has offered to resign his position in the wake of an explosive Rolling Stone interview, according to Time magazine's J...

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Mag Fails To Capitalize On Its Own Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this morning, Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates took note of the dismissal of the civilian press aide who set up the interview between...

Jason Linkins

Stanley McChrystal Under Fire: What Does It Mean For Counterinsurgency Strategy? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is it possible to even contemplate McChrystal being removed from his command? My instincts tell me that we're about to endure a fancy bit of White House shame-pageantry: McChrystal comes hat in hand, he and the President have a heart-to-heart, and in the end, everyone gets back to work. That's how I see it playing out if only because McChrystal has essentially become the living avatar of counterinsurgency strategy itself.

Sam Stein

Rolling Stone Editor On Stanley McChrystal Interview: 'The PR Person Is Always The First To Go' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The executive editor of Rolling Stone -- the magazine responsible for the bombshell profile of General Stanley McChrystal -- scoffed at the fact that ...

Rolling Stone McChrystal Interview: Robert Gates Says General Made 'Significant Mistake'

AP | ANNE GEARAN and JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rebuked his Afghanistan war commander for "poor judgment" Tuesday and considered whether to fire him in the ...

Karzai Endorses McChrystal After Rolling Stone Interview: 'Best Commander' Of Afghanistan War

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai gave a strong endorsement Tuesday to embattled Gen. Stanley McChrystal, describing him as the...

McChrystal's Rolling Stone Interview: Quotes, Comments About Obama And Colleagues (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gen. Stanley McChrystal's candid Rolling Stone interview prompted the White House to summon McChrystal, the most senior military commander in Afghanis...

Disruptive Technologies: From Zero to Five Billion in 18 months

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Could laughter and friendly competition provide the seedbed for the next generation of entrepreneurs?

America's Stranded Armies

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

In the AfPak theater it is impossible to say what is Washington's objective. Short of a massive force expansion, the ignominious end seems likely to come soon, for political rather than military reasons.

Military Ahead In Shrinking U.S. Carbon 'Boot Print,' Study Says

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- From solar-powered water purification systems in Afghanistan to a Navy jet fueled in part by biofuel, the US military is taking a ...

Green News Report -- April 20, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Rescue & reco...

Border Security: The Solution... But You're Not Going to Like it

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeremy White

I would like to start out by making a disclaimer, as this post is sure to generate some criticism. I am in no way anti-immigration, nor do I support g...

DynCorp Audit Finds Poor Controls On Millions Of Dollars In Afghan Police Program

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The private contractor that trains the Afghan police force, a U.S. military program long criticized for wasting money, has failed to document millions...

Afghanistan: Has Hamid Karzai Already Joined the Taliban?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Second Annual U.S. Military Wives Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Taney Humphreys

It's easy to forget that there are real people who are deeply affected by our wars, people who don't have the luxury of tuning it out. The families of our soldiers live with the harsh reality every single day.

Latest Mom Crush: The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Wendy Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Sachs

Within five minutes of taking the stage, Admiral Mullen changed work/life balance from a female entitlement -- the way many still perceive the term -- into a case for national security.

What Your Mainstream Media Isn't Telling You About Afghanistan

Colleen Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Colleen Turner

I believe we would be taking a giant step forward if our media made a greater effort to tell us about what is actually working in Afghanistan (and Iraq) rather than telling us about so much that is not.

Guam: Self-Determination, or More U.S. Troops?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Usually, when someone refers to a place as a "U.S. colony," they are making an analogy. But, we rarely discuss the fact that there are places in the world that are actual U.S. colonies.

The GAO Transcripts: Part 3, Aegis Defence Interview

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This April 11, 2005 interview as conducted with an official of Aegis Defence, a major British-headquartered private military company.

Mark Kirk Mixed Military Service With Politics, Says Pentagon

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk's newest adversary in the latest controversy over his military service is the Defense ...