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Presidents Day, 2014

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Traditionally Presidents Day was Washington's birthday. It was celebrated as a public holiday on February 22 each year, in peace or in war. Seventy years ago it was FDR's task to remember his great predecessor.

An Astrological Perspective: What the Hell Is Going On in Your Career?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Of course, if you aren't clear about your ambitions and what you want to achieve in your career this may be a lengthy period in your life when you'll change jobs often on your path to discovering the work you'll ultimately do.

The War of the Image Managers

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Just what are we to make of the decade of military hagiography we've just passed through? What did it mean for two generals to soar to media glory while the wars they commanded landed in the nearest ditch?

Sucking Up to the Military Brass

William Astore | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
William Astore

America's military is astonishingly top heavy, with 945 generals and admirals on active duty as of March 2012. Such a dynamic leads to mediocrity rather than excellence.

Andrea Stone

Why Bad Generals Don't Get Sacked Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the country chooses a president Tuesday, a timely new book by a veteran military writer makes the case that it is now easier to s...

Women in Combat: The Crow Is Cooking

Greg Jacob | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Greg Jacob

Women in the military are being held back simply because they are women. Such an idea is not only completely at odds with military ethics, but is distinctly un-American.

The Hidden Costs of Star Creep: Generals Making More in Retirement Than in Service

Ben Freeman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Our troops need to know that in this tight fiscal climate they still have our complete support. Former top commanders raking in seven figure salaries from taxpayers while active duty soldiers bear the brunt of the cuts sends the opposite message.

General Blasts GOP Candidates' 'Offensive' Line

National Journal | Kevin Baron | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

RIYADH -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey blasted a common refrain heard on the GOP presidential campaign trail -- that as presid...

Sarah Palin vs. Admiral Mullen over New START

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

Sarah "Barracuda" has done it again. In her 24/7, at-any-cost quest to stay in the media spotlight--and thus, by her calculation, relevant--Sarah Pal...

UFOs 'On The Record'

Posted 08.18.2011 | Books

Last month, journalist Leslie Kean revealed shocking testimonials from government officials about unexplained behavior by unknown objects in the sky o...

UFOs 'On The Record'

Posted 08.18.2011 | Books

The subject of UFOs -- of intense interest to the general public -- is no longer something that reputable journalists will feel they need to avoid or ...

Trust Us: We Are the Organization!

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

An organization, at its worst, uses/abuses the "small people" primarily for the benefit and profit/control/survival of the organization.

Obama Dresses Down the Military, But What's Changed?

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Actions speak far louder than words: What we've witnessed from Obama is no "dressing down" of our military, but rather yet another ramping up.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Even Talk About It

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Maybe popular thinking is wrong. It's entirely possible that when President Obama advocated doing away with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell the other night, t...

No JFK Moment For Obama On Afghanistan

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's the depth of American military involvement, commitment, and the entrenched thinking that Afghanistan is the front line in the war on terrorism. Obama shares this thinking with the generals.

Politicians Play General, Generals Play Politics (Part 3)

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

We engage Military.com columnist Jeff Huber in a wide-ranging discussion that begins with his new novel, Bathtub Admirals.

Report: Fallon Derided Petraeus At Meeting As "Ass-Kissing Little Chicken****"

IPS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In sharp contrast to the lionisation of Gen. David Petraeus by members of the U.S. Congress during his testimony this week, Petraeus's superior, Admir...