iOS app Android app

US Soldiers

Over There: Restrepo

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In this award-winning doc, journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington present a gripping, no-holds-barred look at the soldier experience in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

Brain Injuries Remain Undiagnosed In Thousands Of US Soldiers

ProPublica | T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Daniel Zwerdling, NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The military medical system is failing to diagnose brain injuries in troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom receive little or no trea...

Reviewing The A Team (Not Really)

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael B. Laskoff

Spoiler Alert: I haven't seen A Team, The Movie and I don't intend to. If you're really looking for a real review then you'll need to keep searching...

When Man's Best Friend is the Best Medicine

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I often think about the hardship and trauma that America's soldiers experience in serving our country, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, or in some other ...

Remembering Jay on Memorial Day

Adia Colar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adia Colar

It was the guilt that separated us. He felt he didn't deserve anything good and he was racked with guilt that someone like me would invest time and energy into someone like him.

Is the DREAM Act a Military Recruiter's Dream, Too? (VIDEO)

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While the DREAM Act has inspired bold activism led by educators and students, its status as a pillar of the immigration reform movement may be somewhat undercut by the taint of the military recruitment machine.

Witnesses to History: NYPL's Lions Salute the Troops on Memorial Day (Slideshow)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library


No Man Left Behind: Not Just an Expression

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

This weekend, please take a moment to remember those who have served us, those who do so today, and those whose dedication in scouring the globe for our soldiers shows that "no man left behind" is far more than an expression.

A Decent Proposal for President Obama on Memorial Day

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bhagwan Chowdhry

How much is enough for families of those who died for us? Shouldn't we make sure that families of soldiers who sacrificed their lives do not face economic hardship?

Steve Meduna And His Dog: Nonprofit Volunteers Care For Pet When Soldier Goes To War

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Staff Sergeant Steve Meduna found out he would be deploying to Iraq in early 2009, he immediately worried about finding a home for his rambunctio...

Our National Insanity is Not Covered by Health Care Reform

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Iraq isn't the past, but it's a forgotten war because there are no pictures of it. Has "Iraq" become just another term for forgetting our past and our present obligation?

US Soldiers Remake Kesha's 'Blah Blah Blah' Video Into 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Spoof (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of U.S. soldiers in Iraq have upped the ante in the music video battle against their brethren in Afghanistan. Aspiring filmmaker Codey Wilson...

You Don't Need a Year to End Don't Ask Don't Tell

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

There is no reason why the government cannot immediately suspend Don't Ask Don't Tell discharges. A year is a long time when your family and your job are on the line.

Crusades, Afghanistan, and the Unnecessary Risk to Our Troops

Doon Baqi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doon Baqi

Whatever our reasons are for being there, the Muslim natives see Americans as Crusaders who are there to convert them to Christianity and make them stray from their own faith and belief.

Bring Back the Draft: A Call for Universal National Service

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Slater

Our challenges cannot be resolved within our current manpower system. They can only be met by reinstituting conscription -- a "draft" -- albeit within a system of mandatory and universal national service.

PTSD: Fort Hood Shooting Shines Spotlight

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Rates of PTSD, which may or may not have played a role in Hasan's case, along with traumatic brain injuries, are soaring, and are a leading cause of s...

Reflections on Suicide

Christopher Lukas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lukas

The rate of death by suicide in the armed forces is increasing at alarming rates. Death is terrible, no matter how it comes. But death by suicide leaves those left behind, asking Why? How?

'Time Is Running Out' In Afghanistan, Intelligence Officials Say

McClatchy | Thomas L. Day and Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the U.S. and its allies try to overcome logistical hurdles and rush some 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010, intelligence officials are warn...

Obama's Dover Salute Is an Iconic Image of His Presidency

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

Obama didn't have to go to Dover. Bush never went we're told. He could've stayed at the White House and kept some distance from the war. But instead he put himself firmly in front as commander in chief.

Veteran's Day: Your Stories and Memories

Matthew Palevsky/Zach Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In honor of Veteran's Day, the HuffPost asked readers to send in stories and videos about those who served and how war has impacted your life. You can...

Afghan War: 8th Anniversary Photo Retrospective

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Wednesday marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The notable date comes as the United States fiercely debates the future of...

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Read More: Military Families, US Soldiers in Afghanistan, Kentucky Guardianship Administrators, Working Class Families, Economic War, Bailouts, Christmas, Armed Services Committee, Fahrenheit 9/11, Working Class, Fort Campbell, Cnbc, Media Cycle, US Armed Services, Mutual Funds, Diana Henriques, Military, Army, Richmond Ky, Tiger Woods, HR 707, Check Cashing Companies, Air Force Marines, Postal Service, Navy, McNay Settlement Group, Popcorn, US Soldiers, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Federal Express, Postage Stamp, Senate Armed Services Committee, Congress, Support Troops, Fox Business News, House Armed Services Committee, Clu, Tiger Woods Mistresses, Soldiers, The American College, Lonely Soldier, Million Dollar Round Table, Fidelity Destiny Fund, NY Times, War Zone, Bobby Vinton, Ups, HR 2126, US Military, Main Street, Stars and Stripes, Iraq, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fox, Media, Kentucky Guardianship Administrators LLC, Peter Lynch, Wall Street Bailouts, Unemployment, Postage, Financial Crisis, Trillion Dollar Deficits, Lily Tomlin, US Soldiers Iraq, Lexington, Fidelity Investments, Structured Settlement, Msfs, Chfc, Economic Crisis, Payday Lenders, Body Armor, Kentucky, Don McNay, Fort Knox, Usps, Contractual Mutual Fund, Dhl, Tiger Woods Affair, Letters, House Armed Service Committee, Cnn, Wall Street, Vanderbilt University, Tax Refund Anticipation Loans, Eastern Kentucky University, Certified Structured Settlement Consultant, Afghanistan, Michael Moore, Cssc, Annuity, Life Insurance, Too Big to Fail, Body Bag, Annuites, Walter Reed, hb404, Business News
Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

The Life And Death Of Army Spec. Kevin O. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The minute Olsen Hill saw the uniforms at his door, he knew. He had served in the military. No words were necessary. His son, Kevin O. Hill, was de...

Oil Tears

Sara Whitman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Whitman

Boat? Not really anymore. Try graveyard. Try 1,177 dead men lying just below our feet.

Is Fort Hood Like Columbine?

Newsweek | Dave Cullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

My brain is about to bust with all the apparent parallels to Columbine, Virginia Tech and 9/11, and the startling differences to each as well. But the...