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Michael McAuliff

Congress Raids Ancestral Native American Lands With Defense Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Terry Rambler, the chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, woke up Wednesday in Washington, D.C., it was to learn that Congress wa...

Congressman Urges Military Generals to Publicly Resign in Protest of Obama's War Strategy

Corey Hutchins | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Corey Hutchins

Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado says he and others have met with generals behind the scenes and urged them to resign if they disagree with the White House's military policy in the Middle East.

The Forgotten 14% -- Our Female Vets

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Men constitute 86 percent of active duty forces, and make up 90 percent of the homeless veteran population. For women, the numbers are 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. But the reasons are different.

Missiles and Machismo

Martha Burk | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The real threat to our national security is economic, not military. Nobody knows what a "limited strike" would cost, but General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says it will run in the billions. Here's what the money could buy instead.

Lawmakers Pressing On Military Sexual Assault Bill

Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER AND DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are pressing forward with legislation aimed at stemming an epid...

Big Hagel Vote Coming Soon

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are pushing ahead with a vote Tuesday on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary, rejecting Republican de...

Protecting Those Who Served

Maria Cuomo Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maria Cuomo Cole

Support of armed services personnel, during and after their active duty, is a commitment more important than all others. We turned our backs on American service men and women who deserve much better.

Tea Party Favorite Defeats Dem Who Served 30 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton is out after more than 30 years in Congress, losing his Missouri seat to Republican challenger V...

Activists Act, Don't Wait, As Senate Holds More Hearings on Future of DADT

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Russell

Despite ridicule and numerous letdowns, LGBT activists have continued to push Obama toward his campaign platform when he has catered to the right.

'Neuter' Iran: Lindsey Graham Makes The Case For U.S. Strike

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Votes Exist, Say Democrats

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers and gay-rights activists predicted Wednesday that both the Senate and House will have enough votes to repeal the "Don't ask, don't tell" law...

Senate Armed Services Committee Votes To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ban On Openly Gay Soldiers

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday delivered a victory to President Barack Obama and gay rights groups by approving a proposal to repeal the law...

Ryan Grim

Vets Group Apologizes To Dems For Saying They 'Betrayed' Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats extracted a rare apology from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Thursday, after the vets organization accused the party of "betraying" v...

The Pentagon? A Liberal Hotbed?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

This week, the Pentagon called climate change a threat to national security that "may spark or exacerbate future conflicts." With this report, the Pentagon has put global warming on the geopolitical map.

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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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.

Losing Ground: Taliban Cover 97% of Afghanistan: Report

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

New research indicates that 80% of Afghanistan now has a permanent Taliban presence and that 97% of the country has "substantial Taliban activity."

War Crimes and Incompetence -- the Real Shoes Thrown at Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week the Senate Armed Services Committee released a report which basically called Bush and his entire National Security Council war criminals.

McCain Emphasizes Concern for Veterans...So Just What Has He Done About Walter Reed?

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Mance

In all his infinite concern for our troops and their families, just what has John McCain since done to better the condition of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center? Nothing. Nada. Zilch.