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Navy: New Walter Reed Is to be Navy Hospital

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

In study after study, DoD and outside reviews confirm that a combined military medical command is the most effective and least expensive means to provide health care to the vast military community.

Take Care of Veterans, Whatever It Takes

Matthew Boulay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Boulay

I fear that we have yet to learn the lesson of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: we cannot allow ourselves to lose interest in the soldier and the veteran even if we have lost interest in the war.

"Battle: LA" Has Its John Wayne Moments

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Battle: LA" has the same basic plot as "Skyline," a movie that played unsuccessfully on screens a few months ago. Once again it is a story about alie...

Navigating the Waters of SXSW

K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo

People across the world saw our short about two Iraq War veterans reuniting in a rundown veterans hospital on New Year's Eve. As we traveled the festival circuit, we began development of the feature-length version.

Who Supports the U.S. Soldier?

Gabriel Ledeen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabriel Ledeen

"Supporting" the soldier necessarily means sharing his desire for victory. From this perspective, there is an inherent contradiction in claiming to "support" the soldier while taking actions that undercut his efforts.

Marines Await Taliban Move In Deadly Afghanistan Valley

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANGIN, Afghanistan — The cacophony of gunfire and bombing that dominated this southern river valley in the fall has dropped to a whisper, but U...

The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to It - Part II

William McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William McNulty

In a counterintuitive way, those who serve in uniform are seen less as making a sacrifice, and more as taking advantage of an opportunity.

3 New Walter Reed Developments, One Promising for Health Care

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center must be about caring for the entire military family's wounded and sick. This is the mission to be accomplished.

The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to it

Jacob Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Wood

America wants to forget that it has been at war for more than nine years. America wants to forget that it has sons and daughters fighting in foreign lands; and it obviously wants to forget that it has mothers paying the ultimate price.

Who We Fight for and Why it Matters

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I saw The Eagle this weekend, and thought Tatum Channing acquitted himself remarkably well, considering how contemporary he might have seemed in a his...

Father And Son Veterans Help Each Other Heal After Brain Injuries

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MOORPARK, Calif. — The crisply ironed uniforms of the father and son hang side by side in what they have dubbed the "Marine Corps closet," a dar...

Marines Hit Hard In Afghanistan: 'We're Basically Fighting Blind'

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, deployed to the Sangin district of Afghanistan's Helmand province in late September, the B...

Letter From a Serviceman in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

I recently received an email from a friend in the Army on his second combat deployment to Afghanistan. His views illustrate the very real disconnect between our service members and diplomats.

Ultimate Sacrifice

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

As the soldier presented the flag to the parents of Private Rosales's, he could only briefly look into the eyes of the grieving mother. He appeared himself to be weeping.

U.S. Sending More Troops To Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States plans to send 1,400 additional Marines to Afghanistan to boost its combat forces ahead of the spring fighting season, the Wall Str...

Perhaps a Good Step in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

At this time details are limited, so it is impossible to know the particulars or the underpinnings of the deal, but there are a few reasons to be optimistic.

Oliver Sipple: It's Time to Recognize His Heroism

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Because of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by Pres. Obama and Congress, Sipple is now a well-known hero. A Marine hero, a Gay Marine hero.

Separate but Equal: Gen. Conway's Housing Project and the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

General James Conway's comments last week are illustrative of a push to create a second-class status for gay troops once DADT is repealed.

Green News Report: December 28, 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: Hot (yes,...

Green News Report: December 23, 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: Paging Er...

"For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)": A Playlist for VH1 Divas Salute The Troops

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

There is so little agreement in America right now, but this playlist is dedicated to the thought that we should all agree to be respectful and thankful to our service people. I wholeheartedly salute our troops tonight. Thank you for your extraordinary service.

Sarge, There's a Naked Gay Guy in the Shower!

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

For years I marveled at the military's leadership in advancing the cause of civil rights within the ranks. It now has an opportunity to prove that the institution can be hospitable and welcoming to openly gay men and women.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Needs to Come Out of the Closet

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

The United States should be honored to have any individual willing to put their life on the line, whether they're gay or straight.

Walter Reed Closure Begins; Wounded Warriors Surge

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As a truly world class rehabilitation facility closes at Walter Reed, that facility is being replaced by fragmented and geographically separate facilities. Now care for our combat wounded is about to suffer further.

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.