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Afghan President: U.S. Should 'Re-Examine' Pullout Deadline

Reuters | Peter Cooney | Posted 01.04.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the United States might want to "re-examine"...

The Ebola Fighters 'TIME' Forgot

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.06.2015 | Media
Dorian de Wind

While I praise and appreciate TIME's selection of the "Ebola Fighters" as their "Person of the Year," and although TIME briefly mentions "the promise of U.S. troops to build treatment units," this author is at a loss as to why our military men and women were not explicitly included in TIME's Person of the Year.


Washington Post | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

In Iraq’s western Anbar province, more than 300 U.S. troops are posted at a base in the thick of a pitched battle between Iraqi forces, backed by tr...

How Do Fighter Pilots Earn Their Nicknames and Call Signs?

Quora | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weird News

If it sounds cool, it's a secondary effect. There are some really cool ways to earn them, though. The main way is usually via your name and if there's a way to make it sexually suggestive, it usually happens (up until about 10 years ago).

The Army Rarely Takes Desertion Cases To Court

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army has prosecuted about 1,900 cases of desertion since 2001, despite tens of thousands of soldiers fleeing the service ...

Tragedy or Pittance?

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Freeman

There is currently legislation in the Senate, known as the Clay Hunt SAV Act named for a Veteran lost to suicide. The cost is minimal, a drop in the bucket compared to the $1.1 trillion spending bill recently passed. But it's currently being held up by one man.

The Toughest Job in America is Being Unemployed

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 02.12.2015 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Ask anyone who has been out of work for an extended period of time, and you will surely hear that being unemployed is far more difficult than what their last job actually demanded of them.

'Hero Of The Year' Reunites Soldiers With Stray Dogs They Befriended Overseas

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact

Pen Farthing believes war creates strong bonds between those who experience it together -- but they don't both have to be human. On Sunday, CNN re...

Military BRATS = Bright. Resilient. Active. Talented. Successful.

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

I may not have been able to speak up when I was a child and people tried to change my name, but I'm not a little girl anymore. I can speak up now. I am not anybody's "little CHAMP." I am a military BRAT... and proud of it.

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

Afghanistan: A Similar Pattern of Military Incompetence

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Sending the military to war should only be done in the most dire cases of national security. Military restraint was the founders' vision, but we have drifted far from it into a militaristic society in constant war.

John Boehner Calls For Shift In Military Strategy Along With Chuck Hagel Replacement

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a repl...

Do You Know Where Afghanistan Is?

Noor Tagouri | Posted 01.20.2015 | DC
Noor Tagouri

We have been engaged in Afghanistan longer than any conflict in American history. Over 13 years. And, on Veterans Day, when we honor those who have fought for our country, I was curious to know if Americans could locate the place our service members have been the longest.

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.