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The Coast Guard Still Needs Rescuing

David Helvarg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Helvarg

After 223 years you'd think the Coast Guard would have proved its usefulness to the nation. Instead, even after the government shutdown, its essential personnel still face unprecedented funding cuts and growing demands that threaten their ability to operate.

Sequester But a Scalpel for Bloated Military Budget

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The fact that government devotes too much to Social Security is no argument for spending too much on the military. With the threat of runaway deficits, debts, and interest payments, the U.S. cannot afford any budget sacred cows.

Molly O'Toole

Members Of The Military Will Hear Victims' Testimony At Senate Sexual Assault Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Top members of the military will hear testimony from victims of military sexual assault next Wednesday at the first Senate hearing to be held on the i...

Why More Female Marines Are Moving To The Front Lines

The New York Times | Posted 04.25.2012 | Women

The Marine Corps, the most male of the armed services, is taking its first steps toward integrating women into war-fighting units, starting with its i...

Celebrating the Military Child Outdoors

Michael Brune | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Over the years, we've learned that outdoor programs can also help build resiliency and strength within military families. Getting kids and their parents outdoors together allows them to have fun and reconnect through the healing power of nature.

Who Helps the Children of the War Wounded?

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Linda Flanagan

What can ordinary Americans, those of us who have lost our treasure but never our blood in this nation's wars, do to help the families who live with the wars' consequences every day?

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Small Town's High School Graduates Went To War After 9/11

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 10.28.2011 | Education

SUPERIOR, Mont. — Longtime guidance counselor Dan Lucier studies hallway-mounted photos of past graduating classes at Superior High School, poin...

Don't Know Melanne Verveer? Why you Should

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Women stand at the center of every type of dramatic change occurring in the world today: whether it's coordinating relief in Japan, consolidating democracy in Egypt or running Facebook.

The Runaway General, Part II: General Conway

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

President Obama needs to come out right now and reiterate that there will be a drawdown that begins no later than July 2011 and that it will involve significant numbers of U.S. troops.

Army's Training Ability 'At Risk' Because Of Iraq And Afghanistan Wars, General Dempsey Warns

McClatchy | Nancy a Youssef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army's ability to train its forces is "increasingly at risk" because of the nation's protracted commitments to Iraq and Afghanistan,...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Plan Coming From Pentagon Next Week

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will unveil steps next week that the military will take to lay the ground for a repeal of its "don't ask, don't te...

Patriotism is not Synonymous with the Republican Party: It's Time They Stopped Using the "P" Word

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Whatever you think about the war in Iraq or how we got there, suggesting that those who are in opposition are less than patriotic is irrational and undemocratic.