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Marine's Deaths Focus Pentagon and Civilians on Motorcycle Safety

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles Karel Bouley

As America retools and rethinks the way we move about, motorcycles have got to be part of the national solution.

FBI Weren't the Only Ones Objecting to Torture in 2002 -- So Did the Army, Marines & Air Force

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

When Donald Rumsfeld approved "enhanced interrogation techniques" for Guantanamo Bay in 2002, there were already serious objections to the use of torture from the military.

Bloomberg 3? NYC Veterans 0

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Ask any veteran and he or she will tell you that over the past several years New York City's Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs has done little or nothing to assist the hundreds of thousands of veterans in the city.

For Veterans, "Happiness is a warm puppy"

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Luis Carlos Montalván

Recently, I learned that the comic-strip writer Charles Schulz was a decorated veteran of WWII and experienced severe forms of the shock and melancholy that often results from combat.

A Peace Movement Win

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

This is a clear victory for those in the peace movement who supported Obama as the first anti-war candidate with a chance to become president.

You May Be Surprised: A Marine Mom and Army Officer Discuss How War Can End

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deanie Mills

I am pro-military. I am also opposed -- and have been from the very beginning -- to the Iraq war.

A Different Kind of Homecoming

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Glickman

It is that rare film that compels me to encourage everyone I know -- particularly policymakers -- to stop, look and listen.

Saturday's Provincial Elections Demonstrate "Ordinary" Iraqis' Courage

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

For the first time in Iraq's democratic history, at Saturday's provincial elections, Iraqis handled security themselves -- a remarkable accomplishment.

"I Hope Obama Fails" -- Limbaugh and Al-Qaeda Agree on Obama

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

American success terrifies some on the right. They know America's success and President Obama's success is, for now, one and the same.

Top Marine: Time For His Troops To Leave Iraq, Enter Afghanistan

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Iraq is stable enough to allow the roughly 22,000 U.S. Marines there to withdraw, the service's top general said Friday. "The time...

Violent Veterans, the Big Picture

Helen Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Benedict

Iraq War veterans seem to be killing and hurting themselves and others more than veterans of any other war in American history.

Living and Dying American

Stephen Herrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Herrington

Back then a typical Republican was to the left of the Clintons. Nixon was a transition. It took Reagan to really define the world in which we now live, in which merit is no longer of value.

COP Haditha

S.D. Liddick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
S.D. Liddick

The Syrian Desert is cold in December. I knew from similar country in Southern California and Nevada it would be like this. But I wasn't prepare...

Guardsman Would Rather Face Taliban Than U.S. Economy

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Nancy A. Youssef | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DELARAM, Afghanistan -- Around the barren military base, which sits at the crossroads of the Taliban's poppy trade route, news arrives slowly. A singl...

Watching the Detectives

S.D. Liddick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
S.D. Liddick

The Marines have accompanied the Iraqis about as far as they can go. Now they're feeling like a parent with a toddler on a bicycle. The training wheels have to come off at some point.

Jeff Mahaffey's War

S.D. Liddick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
S.D. Liddick

Sergeant Jeff Mahaffey's QRF (Quick Reaction Force) team is composed of 12 Marines and a medic. It is on call at all times. You could say Mahaffey's boys are the modern-day cavalry.

Thanksgiving -- In Spite of Everything

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frank Schaeffer

This Thanksgiving, be thankful for all that is going wrong. It gives us a shot at rediscovering what is beyond price.

Marines Plan Afghanistan Troop Redeployment

Los Angeles Times | Tony Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Marine Headquarters At Al Asad, Iraq -- Marine Corps leaders are devising a plan to send thousands of additional combat troops to Afgha...

The Sound of Veterans Day

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sean Gilfillan

Just as our artists have given us great music to listen to since my return from Iraq, we are now using this music to help the hundreds of thousands of troops who face a host of struggles upon returning home.

Afghanistan: A Surge in ROE Education is the First Step

Vivian Gembara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Gembara

The ugly issue of the misconduct of some U.S. troops in a war zone must be addressed before sending more soldiers and Marines into Afghanistan.

Remember Haditha, Murtha and Marines?

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The right wing spin doctors raise money off the very name Murtha but what really came out of the Haditha investigations? Not what you think.

Marines Ordered To Extend Tour In Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront almost a ...

4 Marines Killed By Roadside Bomb In Iraq

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Insurgents blew up four US marines in Iraq's Anbar province, marking one of the deadliest attacks against US troops in the former Sunni rebel bastion ...

Marines launch operation in Afghanistan's Taliban territory

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OUTSIDE GARMSER, Afghanistan — U.S. Marines in helicopters and Humvees flooded into a Taliban-held town in southern Afghanistan's most violent p...

US Marines deploying in Afghanistan for first time in years

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — U.S. Marines are crossing the sands of southern Afghanistan for the first time in years, providing a boost to a ...