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Retired Admiral To Oversee Phone Company's 'National Security Agreement'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was hired by Sprint Nextel Corp. Friday as security director...

A Quiet Hero Leaves the Pentagon

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Pentagon lawyers are seldom appreciated. And the good ones are rarely on stage or near the spotlight. Certainly that was the case on December 18, 2010, when the Senate and House, in dramatic fashion during a lame duck session, passed legislation that would end the Don't Ask, Don't Tell ban.

That Time Joe Lieberman Called Admiral Mike Mullen 'The Most Popular Guy In Gay America'

Evan Mulvihill | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Mulvihill

A number of anecdotes, both funny and moving, were relayed to me last night at the one-year anniversary celebration of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." The gala honored Admiral Mike Mullen for his role in dismantling DADT.

U.S. Employers Help to Pave a New Beginning for Military Vets

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

The media headlines reflect a bleak reality for returning vets: "As Wars End, Young Veterans Return to Scant Jobs".These reports are echoed by employm...

Success in Parenting -- Avoiding the Happiness and Self-Esteem Traps

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Adults -- teachers and parents -- need to help children understand that making mistakes is a normal part of learning.

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman: 'We've Got 18 Vets A Day Who Are Killing Themselves'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival this weekend, giving a candid assessment of the growing p...

Closing the Gap Between the United States and Pakistan

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Obama's announcement to negotiate with the Haqqani network continues its sensible policy of engaging Pakistan to combat terrorism and rebuild Afghanistan. But the Pakistanis do not see things quite the same way.

Fox News Makes Quote Up About Iran (UPDATE)

James Miller | Posted 12.06.2011 | Media
James Miller

UPDATE: The title of this article is being recanted by me, the author, as it is misleading. I made a mistake, and apologize to the readers for that mi...

Playing Nuclear Chicken in Southeast Asia

Eric Margolis | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

It's awfully hard for the world's greatest power to admit its high-tech military forces are being beaten in Afghanistan by a bunch of lightly-armed m...

The Stench of Elitism in the Defense Budget

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

Cutting the defense budget is the target of rhetorical gibberish, just as President George Bush warned of a "mushroom cloud" over America if we didn't invade Iraq. Nonetheless, it is politically potent and intimidating to opponents who might otherwise speak up.

Pakistani PM Deflects U.S. Pressure Over Militants

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's political leaders voiced their support Thursday for the country's powerful army in its destabilizing standoff with the Un...

Obama's Measured Path to DADT Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

No single individual or organization brought about the tremendous feat of dismantling "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). In the best military tradition, repeal was a team accomplishment.

Clear and Present Danger: The Haqqani Network

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Will troop withdrawal leave a vacuum rapidly filled by the march of the Haqqani network?

Senate Confirms Army General To Head Joint Chiefs Of Staff

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey to be the next chairman of the Joint...

U.S. Troops Must Have Legal Immunity To Stay In Iraq

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that American troops must be given immunity from prosecution as part of any agreement to ke...

Joint Chiefs Chairman: 'I Don't Know' Whether Troops Will Get Paid

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- A half a world away from the Capitol Hill deadlock, the economy and debt crisis are weighing heavily on U.S. troops i...

Obama's Drone Surge in Pakistan Doing More Damage Than Good

Michael Hughes | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The facts unequivocally illustrate that the drone program is steering the U.S. away from achieving its national security objectives in the region.

China Rips U.S. For 'Deeply Inappropriate' Military Drills

Posted 09.10.2011 | World

By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military sharply criticized the United States on Monday for holding military drills in conteste...

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Pakistan 'Sanctioned' Journalist's Killing

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pakistani government "sanctioned" the killing of a journalist last month, the top U.S. military official said Thursday, but he ...

Joint Chiefs Chairman Criticizes Obama's Troop Withdrawal Plan

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military's top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Af...

A Month After Osama, Pakistan Faces the Heat

Saad Khan | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The bald-faced attack on the oldest airbase in South Asia -- Lawrence of Arabia worked there as an engine clerk in mid-1920s -- reinforces the global concerns about the security of Pakistani nuclear assets.

Inside Obama's Decision To Shake Up His National Security Team

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY PLANE OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the reshaping of much of President Barack Obama's natio...

Clinton: Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan

AP | By ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The killing of Osama bin Laden is a watershed moment for Pakistan's confrontation with homegrown terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State Hilla...

Hillary Clinton Arrives In Pakistan To Repair Frayed Relations

AP | ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that relations between the United States and Pakistan have reached a turn...

Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of America

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Millions of men and women have fought to defend our country. There are special challenges dealing with veterans who return from war-zones. The least we can do is make sure that they have the opportunity to succeed when they return.