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Memorial Day 2009 - A Look at Women in the Military

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Hopefully, in between the barbecues and the parades, our citizens will reflect on both the physical and emotional challenges that our service women have -- and continue -- to face.

Pentagon Telepathy Program Wants Soldiers To Communicate Through Neural Signals On Battlefield

Danger Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Forget the battlefield radios, the combat PDAs, or even those infantry hand signals. When the soldiers of the future want to communicate, they're goin...

Lets Show US Troops in Iraq That Americans Have Changed

Rob Tacy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Tacy

Let's show our brave men and women, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters who fought in Iraq that the sacrifices they have made for our continued safety have been appreciated.

What I Learned In Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stewart Nusbaumer

From my three months in Afghanistan in 2006 and these two months in 2009 I have learned a national flag, a constitution, a president and a national seal do not make a nation.

Ryan Grim

Soldiers In Afghanistan Given Bibles, Told To "Hunt People For Jesus" (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A U.S. church raised money to send Bibles, printed in the Pashtu and Dari languages, to American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, a report on Al Jaz...

Gunman In Iraqi Army Uniform Kills 2 US Soldiers

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi soldier opened fire on a U.S. military team Saturday, killing two American soldiers and wounding three, the U.S. military sai...

5 US Soldiers Killed In Mosul, Iraq Truck Bombing

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide truck driver detonated a ton of explosives near a police headquarters in the northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing five ...

Being a Woman Veteran

Kayla Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kayla Williams

Last Wednesday, I was honored and proud to be invited to the SHOUT! Art by Women Veterans show put on in San Francisco by Swords to Plowshares.

Pentagon Phasing Out "Stop-Loss" Policy

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army this summer will start cutting back on use of the unpopular practice of holding troops beyond their enlistment dates and h...

Obama Nixed Full Surge After Quizzing Brass

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama decided to approve only 17,000 of the 30,000 troops requested by Gen. David McKiernan, the top commander of U.S. and NATO tro...

Army Fired 11 Soldiers In January For Being Openly Gay

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army fired 11 soldiers in January for violating the military's policy that gay service members must keep their sexuality hidden...

No Glory in War

Aaron Huey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Huey

2009-03-10-drapepull.png War is death. I think we need to be reminded as much as possible that real people are in those flag-draped boxes.

Roadside Bomb Kills 4 US Troops In Afghanistan; Deadliest Attack This Year

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A roadside bomb killed four U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, inflicting the year's deadliest single attack on internation...

Iraq: US Soldier Convicted Of 2007 Murder

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A US soldier has been convicted of murder for his involvement in the killing of four Iraqis who were shot and dumped in a Baghdad canal in 2007. Sgt ...

A Military Family Treated Shabbily -- a Demand for Accountability

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Sgt. Ryan Maseth, a highly decorated Army ranger, stepped into the community shower of his Iraq building, reached out to turn on the water and died, a victim of electrocution.

Immigration Reform is a Promise Waiting to be Filled

Marisa Treviño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marisa Treviño

Some analysts are guessing that Obama, while he won't utter the words "immigration reform" in the same breath, might be more willing to tackle the issue one piece at a time.

Inauguration Reflection

Bill Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Allen

Just yards from where slaves were auctioned and on the steps of a building constructed with slave labor, an African-American took the oath of office in a peaceful passage of power.

Violent Veterans, the Big Picture

Helen Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Benedict

Iraq War veterans seem to be killing and hurting themselves and others more than veterans of any other war in American history.

US Denies Russia's Claim That Its Volunteers Fought With Georgia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — The U.S. Embassy has denied Russian investigators' claims that American volunteers fought on Georgia's side in its war against Russia. ...

Coming Home

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

Since my daughter joined the military community, she has opened my eyes to the military lifestyle, as foreign to me as another planet.

US Soldiers Re-Enlisting Because Of Poor Economy

AP | JOHN MILBURN and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT RILEY, Kan. — Sgt. Ryan Nyhus spent 14 months patrolling the deadly streets of Baghdad, where five members of his platoon were shot and one...

A Moment to Reflect

Scott Kesterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kesterson

Some soldiers' opinions I recently wrote about are theirs to have, even though they may be highly unpopular. Being unpopular does not, however, make their opinion any less valid nor criminal.

The Eleventh of the Eleventh of the Eleventh

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

Today, 90 years after the Allies and Germany signed an armistice to bring an end to WW I, President George W. Bush will preside over his last Veterans...

Re: Scott Kesterson's "The Other Side of Paradise"

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Gilfillan

The one thing that all US Army personnel have in common is their choice to wear the uniform and volunteer to serve the nation, regardless of who is in charge and regardless of if they agree.

The Other Side of Paradise, Part 2

Scott Kesterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Kesterson

Talking about the election, the Staff Sergeant said to me, "If there is anything I take away from this, it is that change is fearful."