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The Real Scandal Involving Generals

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

How can we be sure the Department of Defense is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?

Brothers' Before And After Photos Taken 15 Years Apart

Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents

Pictures submitted to Taylor Jones's blog, Dear Photograph (also a book) serve to illustrate "how the daydreams of our memories collide with our curre...

Nation Pays Tribute To Veterans Day (PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

BY CHRISTINA HOAG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunda...

Veterans Day Challenge: Help Our Veterans Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

William McNulty and fellow Marine Jacob Wood realized how the skills cultivated on the battlefield -- emergency medicine, risk mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership -- are invaluable in disaster zones.

Shots of War: Photojournalist's Striking Images Offer Rare Look at the War in Afghanistan

Greg Archer | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Greg Archer

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David Wood

A Decade Of Combat Makes Veterans More Skeptical Of Presidential Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans and military families are no longer the dependable core of support for Republicans that they were for generations. Seared by...

Mentoring the Afghan Forces: The Advisor Training Group

Andrew Lubin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

A stable country needs a competent army and police to protect its citizens, and in Afghanistan the army and police are being mentored by Marines trained specifically for the task by the Advisor Training Group.

Marines Charged With Murder In Afghan Death

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

LONDON -- Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder over a death in Afghanistan last year, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Sunday. They are ...

WATCH: Substance Abuse Rampant In Military

Posted 09.27.2012 | World

HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez explores why the Pentagon's methods for dealing with substance abuse aren't working and what soldiers need to help the...

Controversial CIA Operative Dies At 84

AP | Posted 11.22.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at hi...

Is It Difficult for a U.S. Marine to Make Sergeant in His First Four Years of Service?

Quora | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jon Davis, Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps If being ...

PHOTOS: Marine Families Keep Up Tradition Of Welcoming Loved Ones With Homemade Signs

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact

NEW RIVER AIR STATION, N.C. -- Days before Lance Cpl. Kenny Milton was scheduled to return home from Afghanistan, his wife sat on the floor of a swelt...

Top Marine General Talks Of 'Most Challenging' Task

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months after the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps unveiled a plan to stop an epidemic of sexual assault in the ranks, Gen. James ...

What Is It Like to be a U.S. Marine?

Quora | Posted 10.25.2012 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jon Davis, Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps There are...

Emma Diab

Brothers on the Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Diab | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact

Dean Smith ran, each footfall punctuated by the jingle of metal. For his first memorial marathon, he had asked the wife of his fallen friend and ...

The Military's Stigma Over Medical Care

Thomas Brennan | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Thomas Brennan

I had to make a choice between my career and my health, and I chose the latter. It was the toughest decision I ever made.

Marine Discharged for Anti-Obama Remarks Plans City Council Run

Murrieta, CA Patch | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

A former Camp Pendleton Marine who was ousted from the service in April based on remarks he made on the Facebook page, "Armed Forces Tea Party," has a...

Ad Starring Anti-Obama Marine Pulled

Camp Pendleton Patch | Daniel Woolfolk | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

A military public affairs team pulled a public service announcement that featured former Camp Pendleton Marine Gary Stein. The former sergeant was ...

The American Dream: Immigrants & America July 4, 2012

Andrew Lubin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Andrew Lubin

President Barack Obama's recent announcement giving the children of illegal immigrants the opportunity to work and the outraged reaction of the GOP made me step back and think "what makes someone an American?" Is it an accident of birth? Or is it an attitude?

Congress Honors First Black Marines

AP | ANDRES GONZALEZ | Posted 06.27.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of African-American veterans who helped to integrate the Marine Corps during World War II at a time segregation was an everyday...

The War Within

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The centerpiece of this week's double issue of Huffington is the latest installment of reporter David Wood's inquiry into the costs of America's wars, told in the voices of those who will continue to fight them for decades to come.

Andrea Stone

Marines Ask Troops About Women In Combat

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Would it ruin unit cohesion? Lead to sexual harassment? Cause an exodus from the ranks? The questions sound like they're from the Def...

WATCH: David and Goliath - How Progressives Can Beat Big Money In 2012

Ben Zolno | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Ben Zolno

If you're looking for hope in this year's election, you might want to look at where Main Street is putting its change -- behind candidates who refuse to take corporate money.

Marine Corps Lawyers Claim Crusades Weren't a Religious War

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Apparently the General Counsel of the Commandant of the Marine Corps doesn't think the crusades were religious!

One Who Represents Many

D. Robert Worley | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Memorial Day takes me back and helps put my personal and professional priorities where they properly belong. The name Michael Eugene Hoppers invariably appears front and center in my thoughts, but he represents many.