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Lawrence Hutchins III, Marine Sergeant Accused Of Iraq War Crimes, Returns To Duty

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III put on his uniform and reported for duty Tuesday despite lingering accusations that h...

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War is the best novel I have ever read about Vietnam, which is saying something. It's also one of the best books I have ever read.

Obesity & Military: Almost 30 Percent Of Young Americans Too Fat To Fight, Generals Say

McClatchy | Patrick Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A group of more than 50 retired generals and admirals says a growing number of young Americans are too fat to fight. A study released last week by Mi...

Jon Stewart Author Interview: 'Dream Machine' Author Richard Whittle On The 'Notorious' V-22 Osprey (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle spoke to Jon Stewart last night on "The Daily Show" about his new book, "The Dream Machine," which explains the...

Marine Amphibious Assaults May Be A Thing Of The Past

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On a stretch of clean, white Southern California beach, thousands of young Marines this month charged forward from the sea, leaping from helicopters a...

Brandon Crawford's Story: Marine Never Gives Up On NFL Dream

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Even when the days were longest at his North Carolina Marine base, when he went to the weight room three times a day to fill the hours between the 4 a...

Second Annual U.S. Military Wives Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Taney Humphreys

It's easy to forget that there are real people who are deeply affected by our wars, people who don't have the luxury of tuning it out. The families of our soldiers live with the harsh reality every single day.

Marines Return Home To Hawaii & An Outpouring Of Affection (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was a happy scene in Hawaii on Monday when soldiers from the 1st Battalion/3rd Marines Charlie Company, returned home, following a 7-month deploy...

Hope in Haiti: Continuing to Support the Haitian People

Shakira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shakira

In Haiti, I have visited possible locations to build the Barefoot Haiti School, which will provide education, nutrition and psychological support to displaced children.

Albert Snyder, Marine Father, Wages Court Battle Against Funeral Protests

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

YORK, Pa. — Some nights Albert Snyder wakes up at 3 a.m. Other nights he doesn't sleep at all, tormented by thoughts of the hateful signs carrie...

PR Win for the Military. But What About the Victims?

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Luz

CNN has been airing a story about how Marines are trained to avoid civilian casualties in densely populated areas. Back in my PR days, this kind of "hit" would have been cause for celebration.

Yellow Ribbon Stickers: they aren't working (and neither are a lot of veterans)

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clint Van Winkle

It's easy to say you support the troops, but numbers prove that the support often stops with the placement of a yellow ribbon on the back of a car. 1...

Jarhead Makes a Movie

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Clint Van Winkle

I attended a crash course in film making geared towards giving five fellows, all Iraq and/or Afghanistan combat veterans, a basic foundation that would allow us to write/produce/direct our very own documentaries.

Pentagon 'Mentor' Overhaul: Retired Officers Must Disclose Business Ties

USA Today | Tom Vanden Brook and Ken Dilanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday ordered an overhaul of the Pentagon's use of retired senior officers to advise the military, ...

Good Night Sweet Prince: Tribute to a Marine

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

He was a solid Marine. BJ's life revolved around three things: his wife Diana Schulte Hudnall, his family and friends and being the best Marine he could. A good life and one worth living.

Father Of Dead Marine Ordered To Pay Legal Fees Of Westobro Baptist Church Protesters

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Newsmax reports that Bill O'Reilly will pick up the tab for the legal fees, calling the situation an outrage: That is an outrage," he said. "I will...

Is the DREAM Act a Military Recruiter's Dream, Too? (VIDEO)

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While the DREAM Act has inspired bold activism led by educators and students, its status as a pillar of the immigration reform movement may be somewhat undercut by the taint of the military recruitment machine.

The F Word: Baby Steps Towards Equality

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's over a year into an Obama administration, and already that word "compromise" has been heard too much. Yet when the news hit Monday night that the...

Marine Corps General James Conway: Marines Would Not Be 'Forced' To Live With Gay Soldiers

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps' commandant said he won't force his troops to bunk with gays on base and would give them separate rooms if Congres...

Robert Cottle, LAPD Officer, Killed In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Joel Rubin and Tony Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A member of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite SWAT unit, who also served as a U.S. Marine, was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan by a roadside b...

Richard Blumenthal Apologizes For Statements About Vietnam War Service

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Criticized for saying he "regrets" misstatements he made about his military service during the Vietnam War, Connecticut Senate...

Is America a World Monster?

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

When it comes to foreign policy, America has two choices: Either do what is in its owns interests or do what is ethical. Only on rare occasions that these two roadmaps intersect.

Richard Blumenthal Wins Connecticut Democratic Nomination For Senate

AP | SUSAN HAIGH and PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Republicans have endorsed former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate seat be...

After the Afghan Summit: Five Key Things To Know About Obama's Problematic Plans

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The bottom line in Afghanistan is that clearly, some major elements of the Obama strategy are not adding up. And some things that are working may simply be unsustainable.

The Sorrows of War: A Review of Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rick Ayers

There are powerful and important insights here, moments of beauty and horror that are stunning. Ultimately, though, Matterhorn fails -- as a novel and as a reflection on that terrible war.