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Innovate Never Imitate

Rob Taub | Posted 07.24.2014 | Books
Rob Taub

The International Thriller Writers motto is "Innovate Never Imitate," and part of the organization's mission statement "is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers."

Service, Sacrifice and Education: Paying Tribute to Military Families

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Good News
Pamme Boutselis

These are just four stories -- and I hear stories every day; stories that magnify the sacrifices that military families regularly face, of the courage and commitment shown, and of the hopes for the future.

Father, Son Lead Same Army Unit Four Decades Apart

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Like many soldiers, Lt. Col. Patrick Harkins has a veteran father who knows firsthand the stress of wartime deployments. O...

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.

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.

The Mysterious Case of Bowe Bergdahl: An Attempt to Get Inside the Mind of America's Last Prisoner of War

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

In the summer of 2009, I worked as an adviser in Kabul, Afghanistan. My team shared a basement with the ISAF's Public Relations team, and the hottest news story during my stay was the recent capture of U.S. soldier Private Bowe Bergdahl.

Why South Korea Is Great Ally in Ending World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

South Korea knows about the struggle against hunger and malnutrition. They have seen it up close. The Second World War, its aftermath and the Korean War brought hunger to the door of nearly every citizen.

Former Drill Sergeant Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Soldiers

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 07.28.2014 | Crime

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri-based Army drill sergeant has been accused of sexually assaulting 12 female soldiers during the past three years, includ...

On the Death of Anne Smedinghoff, Three U.S. Soldiers and an Interpreter

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

How did the Afghan kids who were to receive books from Anne and the Afghan kids who were blown up by NATO that same day differ? Just an accident of location. Everyone was a victim.

U.S. Army Welcomes A New Religious Category

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) More than two years after first making his request, Army Maj. Ray Bradley can now be known as exactly what he is: a humanist in the U...

'What On Earth Am I Going To Do With My Hair?'

The New York Times | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Black women and their hair have been a topic of discussion for years by people like Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton and Salt-N-Pepa. Now add Defense Secr...

The Unforeseen Consequences of the Volunteer Army

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Recent episodes of random violence at U.S. Army bases, the latest at Fort Hood in Texas, have underscored one of the little-recognized and heartrending consequences of our reliance on a volunteer military to defend our country.

An Unguided Missile to Nowhere

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

MEADS is a case study in how difficult it is to kill any appropriated program, even one that everybody agrees is too expensive, won't be delivered on time -- and won't work even when delivered.

Obama Honors 24 Heroes Who Didn't Get Their Due

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn't get their due. On Tuesday, 24 ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in ...

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

Defense Secretary Plans To Shrink Army To Pre-WWII Level

The New York Times | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and el...

Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court Injustice

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Clarence Thomas says, "Every person in this room has endured a slight," as though a white person's encounter with a thoughtless store clerk is roughly equivalent. In my New York City school, every single boy of color I've spoken with has experienced racial profiling.

A President Who Salutes Others

Ken Adelman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Ken Adelman

On the eve of a weekend celebrating President's Day, it's nice to remember a President who didn't celebrate himself, as so many have. A President who saluted others -- especially the men and women in uniform.

This Could Provide More Effective Relief From Battlefield Gunshot Wounds

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact

U.S. combat troops may soon benefit from faster and more effective relief from gunshot wounds on the battlefield. The U.S. Army has requested expe...

Military Core Values: They Don't Exist

Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff

Military personnel must understand values all Americans share, but recognize how their responsibilities change with their oath. Every military initiative in the area of morals and ethics must be grounded in the core values that flow from that oath.

Maureen Ryan

Why Geoff Stults Signed Up For 'Enlisted'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.31.2014 | TV

The Super Bowl takes place Sunday (Feb. 2), so it makes sense that Friday's episode of the excellent Fox comedy "Enlisted" features a fierce football ...

Sikh Americans Remain Uncertain of New Pentagon Rules

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

Despite public heralding of the brand new Pentagon rules signaling a renewed commitment to religious accommodation, the rules actually generate more confusion than promise. The Sikh American community in particular wonders, what will America's military finally look like America?

What It's Like to Have a Friend in the Military

Justina Sharp | Posted 03.27.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

He's not the only one learning. Having a friend in the military changes a lot of things. You get really good at writing letters, a dying art. You get a little more patriotic. This, your friend, training to defend your country.

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Soldiers Could Soon Be Fighting Alongside Robots

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

The few. The proud. The robots. As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, one of the next groups to see their lives altered by robotics could be...