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Ex-Admiral: Indefinite Detention Is A Win For Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure that Congress will likely pass this week allowing indefinite detentions of Americans by the U.S. military will mark a signific...

In Ending DADT, America Comes Out of the Closet

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

If there's one lesson we should have learned in the debate over gay service, it's that "don't ask, don't tell" was never about military effectiveness. It was a moral and political abuse of power, propped up by a ban on speaking truth to that power.

Life Support for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Are Democrats the Problem?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Frank

Despite the military's move to relax and soon do away with "don't ask, don't tell," repeal in Congress is in grave peril. Obama should repeal the misguided policy through the 2011 Defense Authorization bill.

Former Insider Shatters Credibility of Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lt. Col. Vandeveld said, "I simply could not in good conscience continue to work for an ad-hoc, hastily created apparatus whose evident resort to expediency and ethical compromise were so contrary to my own."

Military Commissions: Government Flounders, As Admiral Hutson Nails Problems

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

A legal quagmire that lacks legitimacy and maintains key policies of the Bush administration's "War on Terror" is almost too awful to contemplate.

Disrespecting the Troops, One Thousand Officers at a Time

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Elaine Donnelly's list of 1,000 officers proves only one thing: That the more things change, the more the agents of intolerance will fight to keep them the same.

Religious Right Trolls "Horror Stories" to Oppose Gay Troops

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

I set out to learn if reason or prejudice was behind the gay ban in the military.