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Rumsfeld: The Recalled and the Unrecalled

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I have followed Rumsfeld's career from the '80, when I started CNN, until at least 2005, when as a guest on Fox News, I suggested that he be fired for the same reasons that Dan Rather had been fired -- he was the guy in charge when bad things were going on in his department.

Healing The Hidden Wounds of War: Treating The Combat Veteran With PTSD at Risk For Suicide

Herbert Hendin | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Herbert Hendin

Veterans with severe guilt over their combat experiences are likely to have punitive nightmares and are at highest risk for suicide. Understanding the subjective, perceptive experience of combat to the veteran is a crucial step to success in treating these veterans.

Military Masturbation

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It seems to me the military is existing in its own cocoon -- a dream world, preparing for a war that will be won in the air while we are still losing real wars fought on the ground.

Civilian Casualties Soar In Afghanistan

Reuters | Jessica Donati | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

(Refiles to expand coding; text unchanged) * Casualties in Afghanistan up by 23 percent compared to 2012:U.N. report * ...

Who's the US Killing in Pakistan? Even the CIA Doesn't Know

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

How can the government assert that some 150 people killed were "militants" legitimately killed when it doesn't know who they actually were?

Senate Votes to Preserve Fundamental Liberties

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.19.2013 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

In an historic vote yesterday, the Senate voted to safeguard a fundamental American liberty, the right to be killed.

Veteran Likens Boston Blasts To Those Experienced In Afghanistan

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Authorities aren't saying whether the twin bombs detonated in Boston on Monday were IEDs set by terrorists, domestic or foreign, but the devices mirro...

Number Of Afghans Killed In Airstrikes Declines

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply last year compared with 2011, the United Nations said Tuesday....

WATCH: Military Dog Lost Leg Protecting Platoon

Posted 02.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

She is a military dog and the soldiers' best friend who lost her leg in battle. Lucca, an 8-year-old Belgian malinois served in Iraq and was on tour i...

Jessica Prois

Iraq Veteran Marine Recalls Pursuing Insurgent Who Killed Comrade With IED

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact

In a matter of seconds on a dusty highway in Iraq, James Brobyn's eight-wheel, 14-ton armored vehicle shot up in the air and its armor-plated siding w...

Bombings Kill 20 In Afghanistan

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Roadside bombs and a suicide bomber killed 20 people in a spate of attacks across Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said....

On Eve of Election, Pro-Gunners Suggest Building IEDs for War With U.S. Government

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

As a nation, we decry al Qaeda as terrorists for using improvised explosive devices to kill and disfigure the brave men and women in our armed forces. It is both horrific and unspeakable to see pro-gun activists advocating the same type of violence on our own soil.

Our Four-Legged Warriors

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.15.2012 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

One dog who not only survived her dangerous work in Afghanistan but who also saved several Coalition Forces team members during a June 4, 2012, special operations mission in Afghanistan, is Layka, a 2½-year-old female, Belgian Malinois military working dog.

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan At Greater Risk Of IED Attacks Due To Contractor Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan are facing a greater threat from roadside bombs due to shoddy and incomplete work on a major highway by contr...

David Wood

U.S. War Dead in Afghanistan Rise Past 2,000 As Long-Term Costs Of War Remain Unknown

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

They have often come in the form of a bright flash, a deafening thunderclap and a concussive blast wave that leaves the survivors dazed or unconscious...

The Item Troops Request Most Could Save Their Lives

Posted 09.28.2012 | Impact

Inasmuch as U.S. troops relish getting a package of toothpaste or protein-packed energy bars, it’s the life-saving equipment that’s in short suppl...

David Wood

'Legal Issues' Prevent Aiding Wounded Warriors With Genital Loss: Pentagon

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Complicated and unresolved legal issues prevent the Pentagon from providing critical benefits to severely wounded troops who want to sta...

David Wood

Pentagon Denies Help For Afghan War Wounded With Genital Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- For the growing number of soldiers and Marines whose genitals are damaged or destroyed by blasts from improvised explosive devices while...

David Wood

IED Blasts Spike In Afghanistan War As The Wounded Flow Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.26.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Roadside bombs in Afghanistan are taking a growing toll on American troops this summer as blasts from improvised explosive devices tear ...

David Wood

Afghan War Casualties Remain High and Increasingly Severe

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Despite official assertions of progress in Afghanistan, American battle casualties remain stubbornly high, and the severity of the physi...

U.S. Freezes $700 Million In Aid To Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The leaders of a U.S. House-Senate negotiating panel have agreed to freeze $700 million in U.S. aid to Pakistan until...

Soldiers Die While a Congressman Battles the Pentagon

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Representative Bill Young (R-FL) has blocked the Department of Defense's request to add MRAPs (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) to its light tactical ...

David Wood

Afghanistan War's Enduring Legacy: A Surge In U.S. Troops Suffering Double And Triple Amputations

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

American soldiers and Marines walking combat patrols in Afghanistan have suffered a surge of gruesome injuries, losing one or both legs and often thei...

David Wood

As Afghan War Enters Tenth Fighting Season, IED Casualties On The Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

Despite nearly a decade of costly and sometimes frantic struggle, the United States military has been unable to control the Afghan insurgents' most de...

#Winning in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

General David Petraeus is in Washington, D.C., this week and, as expected, we are hearing claims of success and progress. No matter that we've heard ...