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Louis Zamperini -- Meet Witold Pilecki

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is a powerful story -- but in quite an unexpected way. If you're thinking Schindler's List, Stalag 17, The Great Escape or -- hold your breath -- TV's Hogan's Heroes, you'd be disappointed.

Smearing Private Bergdahl: the Republican Right Descends to a New Low

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I thought Karl Rove's 2004 Swift Boating of John Kerry's Vietnam service record in the US Navy was pretty disgusting, but the recent smears against President Barack Obama for winning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release have descended to a new low.

Foggy Points of View on Bergdahl

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What at first seemed very clear-cut almost instantly became clouded in fog. This fog may clear some when the Army makes a formal statement about the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture by the Taliban, but until that point the speculation is running pretty wild.

U.S. Defense Secretary Establishing New Agency To Address POW-MIA Accounting 'Management Mess'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to improve the government's accounting for missing U.S. war dead, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday he is establi...

New Video Of U.S. Prisoner Of War Surfaces

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

(Updates with additional details) WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A new video has surfaced showing Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier captur...

Quite a Life

Mike Farrell | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Farrell

It took over 60 years for the Japanese Government to at last acknowledge their "inhuman treatment" and apologize. How many must die before we do the same?

Pentagon Unit Faces Fraud, Waste Allegations

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is investigating alleged waste and misuse of taxpayer dollars by a military-led unit responsible for finding, recoveri...

John McCain Gives Tearful Tribute To POW Cellmate Bud Day

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) teared up while remembering his recently deceased friend Bud Day on the Senate Floor Monday. "I will miss Bud every day ...

John McCain To Receive Big Honor From Both Parties

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate Democrats and Republicans will hold a joint meeting next month to mark the 40th anniversary of ...

America's Last Prisoner Of War

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

The mother and father sit at the kitchen table in their Idaho farmhouse, watching their son on YouTube plead for his life. The Taliban captured 26-yea...

Inside The Search For Missing Marines

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.25.2012 | Entertainment

Award-winning filmmaker Steven C. Barber ("Return To Tarawa") has a new documentary making its debut this Memorial Day. "Until They Are Home" focuses ...

Japan's Grief Is the World's Grief. It Wasn't Always Like This.

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

The reason Unbroken sits atop various best seller lists is, like all well-told stories, it pits a compelling and tenacious hero against an unrelenting and sadistic villain.

March 24: Harry Houdini's Birthday

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

The City Diner Escape: Harry locked himself in the bathroom at City Diner and then got out. This may not seem like a lot, but the lock there is really confusing.

In 'Quiet Hero' Rita Cosby Uncovers Her Father's WWII Secrets

Rita Cosby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rita Cosby

I knew little of my father's youth when I was growing up: just that he had left Poland after World War II, and that his many scars, visible and not, bore mute witness to some past tragedy.

With All Due Respect

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Slansky

Lost in the coverage of President Obama's too-gentle smackdown of John McCain at the health care reform summit was something sublime that passed from McCain's lips.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Resilience In The Worst Of Circumstances

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Bob Shumaker, a Vietnam veteran and former POW, talks about perseverance and resilience in almost three years of solitary confinement in a North Vietnamese prison.

Monopoly's Hidden Maps Help World War II Prisoner's Of War Escape

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During World War II, as the number of British airmen held hostage behind enemy lines escalated, the country's secret service enlisted an unlikely part...

Lets Show US Troops in Iraq That Americans Have Changed

Rob Tacy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Tacy

Let's show our brave men and women, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters who fought in Iraq that the sacrifices they have made for our continued safety have been appreciated.

When Soldiers Return From War

Norman Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Bussel

Survivor guilt is a problem for many combat veterans returning from Iraq. It is rare for someone deployed there to complete a combat tour without losing a friend.

Get Your War On: The Cross (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Let's just say Senator POW's "cross" story just got funnier... ...

Peggy's Confusion: Some "Political Bullsh*t" About John McCain

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

When it serves him politically to condemn Halliburton's abuses, he takes that view. When he's running for president and seeking to establish his bonafides with the Republican base, a different John McCain emerges.

McCain Nabbed POW Footage For Commercials, Creating A Possible Legal Row

Daily Telegraph | Tom Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republicans have used shots and excerpts from the 1967 interview in their advertising but the widow of the journalist who made the film says it wa...

Conduct Unbecoming: John McCain's Dishonorable Endgame

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

He has now earned the ignominious fate of a public "court martial" in polling places all across America on November 4th.

Presidential Debates Preview: McCain "Scrappy," Expect Many POW References

NY Times | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, heads into the first debate on Friday with a track record as a scrappy combatant and the ins...

McCain's Use of POW Card Makes Medical Records Fair Game

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

If the extent of his war injuries prevents McCain from learning "how to get online," that's fine -- though he should have the decency to divulge to America what his actual limitations are.