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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 ...

Afghan Police Training Delayed: DynCorp Contract Extended As Pentagon Plans For Re-Bid

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Christine SpolarHuffington Post Investigative Fund A troubled multi-billion contract that has failed to create a reliable national police force in...

Contractor Deaths Surge In Afghanistan As They Outnumber US Soldiers

ProPublica | T. Christian Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A recent Congressional Research Service analysis obtained by ProPublica looked at the number of civilian contractors killed in Afghanistan in recent m...

Is The US Army Losing Its War On Suicide?

TIME | Mark Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The surge in suicides, which have risen five years in a row, has become a vexing problem for which the Army's highest levels of command have yet to fi...

Afghanistan Fraud Is Focus Of US Military Intelligence

New York Times | THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The military's intelligence network in Afghanistan, designed for identifying and tracking terrorists and insurgents, is increasingly focused on uncove...

Doctor Removes LIVE AMMO From Soldier's HEAD

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A U.S. military doctor removed a live round of ammunition from the head of an Afghan soldier in an unusual and harrowing surgery. ...

Christian Fundamentalism, Anti-Gay Bigotry, and Conservative Fratricide

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael J.W. Stickings

According to Coral Ridge Ministries Senior Writer Robert Knight, if you are not a bigot, then you're a "moral relativist -- this even includes conservative voices like George Will and Charles Krauthammer.

Petraeus Takes the Genie Out of the Bottle

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Petraeus has made a courageous statement that could play a key role in weakening the pro-Israel lobby and allow for a much more balanced US approach to the Middle East conflict.

Guantanamo Bay Cost: $500 Million In Renovations Since 9/11

The Washington Post | By Scott Higham and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the first public accounting of how much has been spent on the base since the first detainees arrived in January 2002, The Washington Post obtained ...

Film Review: Camp Victory, Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

If you watch only one film on Afghanistan, make it Camp Victory, Afghanistan. You will have a front row seat for the most crucial U.S. military mission in Afghanistan.

Endgame: WikiLeaks Video Right On Target

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

WikiLeaks and Reuters should receive an award for their work in bringing this video into the public spotlight. The public should demand that all war zone videos be placed in the public domain.

Dan Froomkin

Bush's Glib Waterboarding Admission Sparks Outrage | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush's casual acknowledgment Wednesday that he had Khalid Sheikh Mohammed waterboarded -- and would do it again -- has horrified some former...

Army Plans $100 Million Special Operations Headquarters In Afghanistan

Wired | Noah Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Army is looking to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan. ...