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U.S. Army Plans To Remove About 2,000 Officers Due To Budget Cuts

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army is looking to cut about 2,000 positions for captains and majors ...

New Corps Of Military Lawyers Helping Sexual Assault Victims

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — As an Army general faced court-martial for sexual assault this month, a young military lawyer sat each day in the front row ...

Army Chief Opposes Sending Troops Back To Iraq

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Army general who led U.S. forces through some of the most deadly years of the Iraq war says he opposes sending U.S. combat ...

Head Of Army Warns Of Sexual Assault Plan Cost

AP | DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Army said Wednesday that taking decisions on prosecuting serious crimes away from commanders would be costly and h...

Keep America at Peace: Keep the Pentagon Sequester

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Cutting the Pentagon budget is in the interests of the vast majority of Americans who would rather that our tax dollars be used for domestic needs -- including by lowering taxes on working people -- than for foreign wars, foreign military bases, and exotic science fiction weapons systems.

Army Hit Hard By Budget Cuts, Fiscal Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two years of budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty have forced the U.S. Army to greatl...

David Wood

Tragedy of Military Suicides Will 'Go On For Many Years,' Army Chief Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact

A tragic milestone was reached last year, when 185 active-duty Army soldiers died by suicide, surpassing the 176 soldiers killed in battle in Afghanis...

Budget Showdown Hits Military

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

* Army chief says cuts jeopardize ability to fight a major war * Warnings come as Congress squares off over 2014 spending ...

Amanda Terkel

Army Chief Of Staff Says Sequestration May Mean More Military Casualties

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno on Monday issued a dire warning about sequestration, saying that unless Congress replaces the across-the...

Tough Furloughs Set To Begin

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defen...

Army Making Big Cuts

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army will eliminate at least 12 combat brigades, relocate thousands of soldiers and cancel $400 million in construction project...

Army Chief Of Staff Decries Budget Uncertainty

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army chief of staff said Friday that the protracted fight over the budget is having a severe impact on Army training. Gen. Ray Odie...

Woman Becomes First Openly Gay General

The New York Times | MATTHEW L. WALD | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices

An Army officer being promoted to brigadier general openly acknowledged her homosexuality on Friday by having her wife pin her star to her uniform, th...

David Wood

Top Army General Cautions Against War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Anticipating continued trouble in the Middle East and a possible conflict with Iran, the Army got permission from the Obama administrat...

An Open Letter About Pfc. Bradley Manning

Mary Keck | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Mary Keck

If the allegations that he leaked information to Wikileaks are true, he fulfilled his oath to protect and serve the citizens of the United States. His actions should be celebrated just as we would the deeds of any courageous service member.

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

The news had no problem fueling the late night shows this week. Below are my favorite clips of the week. What were yours?

Max J. Rosenthal

Lack Of A Federal Budget Hurts Army Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Army's highest leaders in attendance, families of soldiers gathered at the annual meeting of the Association of United States A...

General: Iraq Combat Duty Over For U.S. Troops, Barring 'A Complete Failure'

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — It would take "a complete failure" of the Iraqi security forces for the U.S. to resume combat operations there, the top American co...

General: Iraq Combat Duty Over For U.S. Troops, Barring 'A Complete Failure'

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — It would take "a complete failure" of the Iraqi security forces for the U.S. to resume combat operations there, the top American co...

U.S. Commander Ray Odierno: Iraqis 'Ready To Assume Full Operations,' Handle Own Security

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Iraq's military is ready and able to take over security operations as the United States ends it combat role and prepares for a majo...

Celebrating the Fourth of July With Our Troops in Iraq

Dr. Jill Biden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jill Biden

My husband Joe and I flew to Iraq to celebrate the Fourth of July with our troops. I can't think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending it with Americans who are bravely serving our country.

6 1/2 Years On, the U.S. Mission in Iraq has Only Just Begun

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

There seems to be a colossal disconnect between the rhetoric and reality of the Obama Administration's strategy to withdraw troop levels in Iraq from 120,000 down to 50,000 by August 2010.

Lloyd Austin Expected To Become New U.S. Commander For Iraq

AP | ANNE GEARAN and KEVIN MAURER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The senior U.S. general in Iraq since 2008, Gen. Ray Odierno, will be succeeded by a leading Pentagon general at the end of the sum...

Mike Mullen: Al Qaeda In Iraq 'Devastated'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. — A string of setbacks for al-Qaida's affiliate in Iraq has left the insurgent group "devastated" and struggling to ...

Baghdad Blood and Baghdad Mud

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Rather

2010-04-05-rather_odierno_sm.jpgAfter talking with General Ray Odierno, what comes clear is this: The end of the American era in Iraq has begun. But it's only a beginning.