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Leave Nobody Behind

Tom Halsted | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Halsted

Whatever the circumstances, the basic, decent fact remains: American soldiers must not be abandoned, for whatever reason -- a principle that has been upheld throughout history, war after war after war.

The MIA/POW Flag No Longer Flies for POWs in Afghanistan

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Scott Sigmund Gartner

Nothing demonstrates how war has changed more than the fact that thousands of soldiers become prisoners of war (POW) or went missing in action (MIA) in previous conflicts whereas now, with the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are no American POWs.

Bowe Bergdahl's Pastor Explains His Faith Background

USA Today | Elizabeth Weise | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The newly freed soldier who spent nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan has the mental and physical toughness to survive the experience,...

Kate Sheppard

Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attacked the Obama administration on Sunday for negotiating the release of American prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Be...

Kate Sheppard

Rogers: Detainee Swap For POW In Afghanistan Is 'Dangerous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, criticized the Obama administration's agreement to release f...

How to Find Happiness

Charlie Kim | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Charlie Kim

Jim Loehr through all his years of research found a simple formula of how happiness is derived: 50/10/40.

Nixon Library Reunion To Honor Vietnam POWs

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Doug Burns was on a night reconnaissance mission searching for enemy trucks when he was shot down ...

Father Of Prisoner Of War Promises Captive Son 'You Will Come Home'

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 05.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The father of a U.S. soldier who was taken prisoner in Afghanistan thanked the motorcycle riders of Rolling Thunder on Sunday for raisin...

'Rolling Thunder' Motorcycle Rally Files T-Shirt Lawsuit

Posted 05.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder. Let's celebrate -- with a lawsuit. Legal Times reports that organizers of the yearly mo...

Congress Is Missing in Action for the POWs/MIAs

Ralph Levenberg | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Ralph Levenberg

It is time for Japan's companies to apologize to the POWs and establish a program of remembrance. Our blood and despair helped sustain them. I do not want compensation. I simply ask for a genuine apology and that my presence be remembered.

Remembering Generosity and Commitment this Veterans Day

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

When I was a young captain at the Air Force Academy, I had the honor of escorting two general officers, Lieutenant General Devol "Rock" Brett and Brig...

Easy Reader: James Lord's My Queer War on Gays in the WWII Military

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

James Lord's memoir, My Queer War, recounts his experiences in the World War II years following his 1942 enlistment as a naïve 19-year-old homosexual.

Reading the Pictures: Bagram: Nobody Here But Us Humanitarians

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-07-21-shaw0721.jpgOne of the hallmarks of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns has been the absurd disconnect between what the military showcases for the visual media as compared to what is happening "on the ground."

Torture Revelations Will Leave the Left Frustrated

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The most likely outcome of this whole business will be that nobody will be punished.

Investigating Bush-Cheney Torture Policies "By the Book"

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It would be betrayal of the sacrifices of Americans like my grandfather to selectively prosecute the low-level offenders at Abu Ghraib and ignore the policy makers who set the violations of the Geneva Convention in motion.

An Article You Must Read About John McCain

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Sydney Schanberg has unearthed a lie of major proportions if indeed McCain did not do all he could do to locate those still missing after his return from Vietnam.