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Military Veterans Living In U.S. Territories Sue For Right To Vote

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

A group of military veterans residing in U.S. island territories have filed a federal lawsuit seeking the right to vote. Veterans, including those liv...

Give Israel Hope, Not More Handouts

Yakir Englander | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Yakir Englander

Only by asking simple but new and honest questions can we begin to challenge the status quo in this troubled land.

Religious Discrimination by the Military Must End

Prabhjot Singh | Posted 11.13.2016 | Religion
Prabhjot Singh

The Sikh Coalition's campaign isn't focused on US foreign policy but rather combating religious discrimination. The broad array of complex issues that fall under the foreign policy umbrella should always be open for critical examination and debate.

U.S. Military 'Reasonably Certain' Drone Killed 'Jihadi John'

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.13.2015 | World

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it was "reasonably certain" a drone strike had killed Jihadi John, Islamic Stat...

Defense Secretary Fires Top Advisor After Alleged Misconduct

Reuters | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter removed his senior military assistant, Lieutenant General Ron Lewis, from his posi...

Beyond the Uniform and Simple Thanks

Joel Peterson | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for all the many friends and acquaintances who are truly generous and genuine with their thanks.But, many veterans have shared that they feel what I feel: awkward, weird, half embarrassed, a bit resentful, but also proud.

Restoring Honor to LGBT Veterans

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Congress's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was a watershed moment that ended institutionalized discrimination unjustly targeting gay, lesbian and bisexual service members. Yet thousands of service members who were discharged because of their sexual orientation still bear the scars of that discrimination.

5 Common Myths About Veterans And Military Families

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans Day seems the right time to educate and inform the American people about who we are by refuting the myths about what veterans and military families are not. We simply cannot afford to allow the sea of goodwill for our veterans turn into an ocean of apathy.

From Meteor to Missile

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 11.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Megan Pincus Kajitani

I admit, at first I was embarrassed by my own awe and wonder, my own enthusiasm and Facebook posting of the event in the sky. I got swept up in the kids' excitement, I thought. I didn't do my journalistic due diligence before I posted, I scolded myself. Both true. And yet.

What To Expect When You're Pregnant In The Military

Tom Spiggle | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

Women in the military who start families enjoy many benefits and protection, both in the military and when they return to civilian life. As more women enlist, the military will hopefully continue to adapt.

Will My Family Receive Death Benefits If...

Eli Williamson | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Eli Williamson

After further research, I realized quickly that my question about death benefits and suicide is not military specific. It's an integral part of FAQs for many life insurance providers for the general population.

The Great American Perpetual War

Nan Levinson | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Nan Levinson

It's nearly Veterans Day, that time of year when we remember we have veterans. As a reminder that we also have war, the headline in my local paper recently read, "US pledges to send 50 special-ops troops to Syria."

After Lull, U.S.-Led Air Campaign In Syria Intensifies

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria, which ground to a near halt in late October, has int...

Give $500K Back to Vets With a Hashtag: Here's How...

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.06.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announ...

November, A Time To Be Thankful For Military Families

Leigh Searl | Posted 11.05.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA launched a month long celebration to promote the support of military families. The concept was a hit and now every November, we focus on the dedicated commitment military families give to support their service member and our country.

Education Department Profiting Off Troops Duped Into Making Unnecessary Loan Payments

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is profiting off the backs of service members. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members have been forced to make...

The Pentagon's Forgotten Weapon Against Extremist Ideology: American Exemplarism

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

This spring, Sikh soldiers serving in the U.S. military marched in New York City at the annual Sikh Parade. The regiment offered an important introspective for Pentagon leadership, and an opportunity to sharpen its strategy against extremism with the power of American ideals.

Empowering Veterans Through Entrepreneurship

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Jack Nadel

Every day, Americans wake up to frightening headlines from all across the globe. Warring factions of terrorist groups, especially in the Middle East and Africa, show no signs of desiring peace, and the threat of nuclear attack is ever present.

Give Veterans Your Word for Veterans Day

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

Veterans Day is more about corporatism than actually giving kudos these days. But frankly, veterans don't want kudos. They want a VA system that impacts their quality of living.

Family Filmmaking: A Creative, Collaborative Approach to PTSD

Ben Patton | Posted 10.27.2016 | Impact
Ben Patton

Multiple IED blasts didn't kill Navy demolitions expert John Muchetti. But the lesions they left on his brain today cause epileptic-like symptoms including psychotic episodes, slurred speech, loss of balance, and passing out.

Afghanistan Without the Exclamation Point (or Even the Question Mark)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Whether the story is the fall of a major city to the Taliban, the destruction of a hospital with staff and patients still in it, or the president's announcement that U.S. troops will remain in that country until at least 2017, it's true that you never feel there's an exclamation point after "Afghanistan."

Tourists of Empire

William J. Astore | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
William J. Astore

The United States is a peculiar sort of empire. Americans have been in what might be called imperial denial since the Spanish-American War of 1898. The U.S. not only denies its imperial ambitions, but shrouds them in a curiously American brand of Christianized liberation theology.

NBC Video Purports To Show Footage Of ISIS Raid That Killed U.S. Operative

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics

EmbedContent(562c19d9e4b0aac0b8fd24b5,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) A new video obtained by NBC News claims to show the raid on an ISIS prison that killed on...

A Mad Lib Foreign Policy in the Greater Middle East

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Sometimes I imagine the last 14 years of American war policy in the Greater Middle East as a set of dismal Mad Libs. An example might be: The United States has spent [your choice of multiple billions of dollars] building up [fill in name of Greater Middle Eastern country]'s army.

Witnesses' Recollection Of Kunduz Hospital Attack Contradicts Official Statements

The Guardian | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

Doctors at the Kunduz hospital were meant to be catching up on their sleep in an underground bunker, but after five days of raging battles the wards w...