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Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 5

Andy Harp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andy Harp

Logistics prevented us from bringing books to distribute in, but what astonished us was the number of books brought by service members to be signed. Never has a group of writers made this journey to Iraq.

Retired Marine Spends Veterans Day Saving Neighbors From Burning Building

GNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fred Lopez earned himself an extra salute this Veterans Day. The retired Marine ran into a burning apartment building Thursday, helping save all of th...

The Veterans' Trust Fund

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

2010-11-11-gt.jpgIf you are looking for a truly meaningful way to observe Veterans Day, watch this short film.

Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 4

Douglas Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Preston

The day started with another ride on a C-130 transport plane, which included a rapid descent (3,200 feet per minute) that brought our stomachs into our throats.

Afghan War Casualties: U.S. Military Deaths Hit 1,260

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at least 1,260 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in l...

Afghan Army: The Few, the Proud, the Unprepared

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Diliberto

Afghans cannot take control in 2011.

Ilario Pantano to Hold Fundraiser at a Shooting Range

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Pantano uses his military record, including a hearing for premeditated murder, as evidence that he killed America's enemy and as a credential for his conservative values.

Your Life Depends Upon This Tiny Plant

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Phytoplankton is a keystone plant species and is the basis for all life in the ocean, responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen of the planet; the very air that we breathe. And they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Marines Push To Reinstate Soldier's Murder Conviction In Killing Of Framed Iraqi

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The Marine Corps has asked an appeals court to reinstate the conviction of a Camp Pendleton Marine over the killing of ...

Marines Getting A Makeover?

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Aug. 13) -- Declaring "the maritime soul of the Marine Corps" is at stake, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a review of the seab...

Afghanistan: 9th Anniversary. Anyone Give a Damn?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Rushing

The invasion of Afghanistan's ninth anniversary passed in DC this week with hardly a notice. Media desperate to illustrate the story flocked to a sm...

Ex-Marine Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former Marine has pleaded guilty to accepting a $25,000 bribe in exchange for awarding numerous contracts to a Lebanon-based comp...

Green News Report: October 5, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic sl...

Republicans Betray National Security With Impunity

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

This week, Senate Republicans held the US Military and their families hostage to appease their extremist, reactionary fringe. Yet, on Thursday in DC, ...

Judge: Imposter War hero Can't Be Charged

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero is unconstitutional because it violates free speech, a federal judge ruled Friday...

Muslim Brothers (In Arms)

Zachary J. Iscol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zachary J. Iscol

In 2004, as Jewish Marine from New York, I was put in charge of over 200 Iraqi soldiers. All but one were Muslim. This, I feared, would be a recipe for disaster. Far from it.

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.

'God Hates Fags': Q&A with Pastor Fred Phelps

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.

Petraeus' Oily Spin About Progress in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

There is virtually no data that shows strategically significant security "progress" in Afghanistan since the start of the latest escalation.

Build the Mosque

Zachary J. Iscol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zachary J. Iscol

Those who oppose building a mosque, the Cordoba House, on private property a few blocks from Ground Zero, have got it all backwards. They root thei...

Media Failing to Ask Tough Questions on Afghanistan War...Again

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

2010-08-15-youveheard.jpgIf the media fail to ask hard questions, there's a chance Petraeus could get the freedom to extend an extremely unpopular war that's not making us safer.

An Intimate Look at Female Soldiers: Q&A with Laura Browder (PHOTOS)

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Author Laura Browder says she was compelled to create her new book about military women when she realized Jessica Lynch and Lynndie England had become the war's most famous soldiers.

Marines Arrive In Pakistan To Help Flood Survivors

AP | By MUNIR AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SOHBATPUR, Pakistan (AP)-- A shipload of U.S. Marines and helicopters arrived to boost relief efforts in flooded Pakistan on Thursday, but the prime m...

NATO Forces in Afghanistan Can't Deny They Killed Civilians in Sangin Anymore

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Exclusive, on-the-ground interviews obtained by Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan project confirm what NATO forces repeatedly denied: U.S. an...

Matt Garst Steps On IED, Absorbs Blast, Walks Away As Fellow Marines Stare In Disbelief In Afghanistan

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a story sure to become a recruiting legend for the Marines, Cpl. Matt Garst cheated death in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive...