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Volunteer Army

Brothers Forever: A Talk with Col. Tom Manion

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

On April 29, 2007, 1st Lt. Travis Manion made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. While leading a counterattack against the enemy, drawing fire away from his wounded comrades, Travis was fatally wounded by a sniper. His actions allowed ever other member of his patrol to survive.

The Unforeseen Consequences of the Volunteer Army

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Recent episodes of random violence at U.S. Army bases, the latest at Fort Hood in Texas, have underscored one of the little-recognized and heartrending consequences of our reliance on a volunteer military to defend our country.

Citizen Soldiers

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

I have often heard former military colleagues say that the nation is not at war -- the Army is at war. We have forged a self-perpetuating professional military caste that is largely distinct from the overall population.

Biggest Joke From Republican Debate: Romney Threatening Iran

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney should quit the act. He is the most effete candidate ever. As phony as a person as he is, he comes across even more ridiculous every time he tries to claim he is tough.

Dan Froomkin

Backdoor Draft Winding Down -- For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don't call it an all-volunteer army. Over the nine years and counting that the United States has been at war, about 145,000 members of the military ...

Returning Troops From Iraq And Afghanistan Are Different From Our Vietnam Vets

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

This new group of active military knows what's happening to them, to a much greater extent. There's been a push to educate our troops and the general public about posttraumatic stress.