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The Outpost That Doesn't Exist in the Country You Can't Locate

Nick Turse | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Nick Turse

In its shadowy "pivot" to Africa, the U.S. military has compiled a record remarkably low on successes and high on blowback. Is it time to add Chad to this growing list?

Charles Darwin Has Much to Teach Us About War

William Astore | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
William Astore

In his model of the face of nature, Darwin showcases the interconnectedness of all species, together with the way in which changes to that face (the hammer blows) favor some species (wedges) while forcing out others.

Ali Watkins

Foreign Policy Issues Becoming A Headache? There's An AUMF For That | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress wrestles with its role in authorizing the president to use military force overseas, a quick look through the archives reveal...

Chicago Is the 99th-worst City for Veterans, Says Study

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.11.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Chicago is not doing its part to support military veterans, says a new study. Out of 100 cities examined, Chicago ranked as number 99 in terms of how well the city offers economic, education, health and housing opportunities.

Sophia Jones

Hypernationalist Turkish Youth Attack U.S. Sailors In Istanbul | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.13.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Turkish youth belonging to a hypernationalist group attacked three American sailors in Istanbul Wednesday morning, shouting anti-American ...

Veterans Day and the Gospel of Food for Hungry Children

William Lambers | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Although we do not often hear about the role of the U.S. military in feeding the hungry, it's a mission that goes back many years. It makes sense too because where there is war there is hunger.

Robbie Couch

Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Rosanna Powers’ fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of...

On Loving Someone Who Deploys

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Literally, Darling

My boyfriend misses holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. He spends Thanksgiving, most years, on the other side of the world.

What Are the Advantages of Hiring a Military Veteran?

Quora | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business

I am going to speak as a Marine and a former hiring manager. I was once a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with two Iraq tours and have worked in the retail, real estate, the tech industry start-up and education sectors.

Fort Bliss: Remembering Families

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Rebecca Abrahams

Starring Michelle Monaghan and Ron Livingston, the film explores the life of Maggie Swann (Monaghan), a U.S. Army medic and single mother as she attempts to rebuild a lost relationship with her 5-year-old son while struggling with PTSD and nightmares of sexual assault during her deployment in Afghanistan.

These Are The Questions Veterans Are Tired Of Hearing

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact

Common misperceptions about men and women in uniform can have harmful effects -- just ask a vet. Judging from a 2012 survey by veterans advocacy gr...

PTSD: A Marine Corps Veteran's Battle and Victory

Thai Nguyen | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

While "war life" and "civilian life" could not be farther apart on the spectrum, our internal emotional and psychological compasses are the same. Realizing that, allowed Akshay to open up the door for compassion and empathy.

Operation HR Engagement: What the Military can teach Business About Treating People

Christine McKinney Pfeiffer | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Christine McKinney Pfeiffer

Obviously the military has different objectives than most businesses but both types of organizations are nothing without their people.

The American Public and Attitudes Toward Veterans

Paul Herrnson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Paul Herrnson

Though the country has long been united in the belief that former soldiers deserve respect and honor, the question of what exactly the government owes its veterans -- and whether it is fulfilling those obligations -- has been more controversial.

What Business Leaders Can Learn From The Marines

Julia Neumer | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Julia Neumer

With Veterans Day approaching, it's the perfect time not just to celebrate and honor our U.S. Armed Forces, but also to consider how their example might apply to our daily lives -- including how we conduct ourselves in business.

The Military-Civilian Divide Just Got Bigger

Sarah Smiley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Sarah Smiley

Military men and women take time out from their families, their loved ones, and sometimes, in the case of reservists, their jobs, on a regular basis to do important work on our behalf. They do it in wartime and in peace. They do it with news coverage or without.

Volunteered or Voluntold

Terri Barnes | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Terri Barnes

If the decision not to quarantine civilians returning from Ebola-stricken areas is based on science, as the president and the head of the Centers For Disease Control insist it is, why is the federal government willing to pay military members for three weeks of unnecessary confinement, keeping them from essential duties?

Happy Birthday, Slim Aarons!

Jack Meyer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

The socialites warmly welcomed the war hero; in turn, he found solace in a milieu antithetical to the hell of war.

What You Owe Your Military

Tom Young | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Young

Do you want to support the troops? I mean truly support the troops; the yellow-ribbon magnet on your car doesn't count. If you do, ask yourself a question when you go to the polls: Which candidate takes war seriously enough to take a stand?

The Power of Digital Video to Help Our Veterans Heal: Project Greenlight's "The Present Trauma"

Ben Patton | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Patton

I recently saw "The Present Trauma," an intense short film that depicts the struggles of a young combat veteran coping with the loss of a battle buddy...

U.S. Military Says It's Unaware Of Islamic State Flights

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it was unaware of any flight operations by the Islamic State "in Syria or elsewhere"...

Why Is The U.S. Punishing Low-Income Men For Not Registering For An Almost Non-Existent Draft

The Washington Post | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

The last time Danieldevel Davis got out of prison it was 2012 and he was 38. “I ain’t going back into no man’s prison again,” he vowed....

The French American: A True Story

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is a story of idyllic young love in Nazi-occupied France, suddenly and heartbreakingly cut short -- but never abandoned or forgotten. It is a story of bravery and patriotism.

Investing in Junk Armies

William Astore | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
William Astore

One thing is clear: The foreign armies that the U.S. invests so much money, time, and effort in training and equipping don’t act as if America’s enemies are their enemies.

From Combat Field to College Football

CNN | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports

(CNN) – Clemson Tiger wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez, 24, will go up against the Louisville Cardinals this Saturday. The college football player ...