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From Combat Field to College Football

CNN | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports

(CNN) – Clemson Tiger wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez, 24, will go up against the Louisville Cardinals this Saturday. The college football player ...

ISIS, The Laws Of War, And Combat Lawyers

David Wood | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
David Wood

Megan Wakefield. Major, United States Army. Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division. Lawyer.

The Clever Way This Man Is Getting Bros Into Yoga

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Walk into any yoga studio and chances are the majority of students will be female. But it doesn't have to be this way! After all, the numerous benefit...

A Net Assessment Approach to ISIS: Bash the Cash

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

The US and its Allies have military superiority over ISIS, but using million dollar missiles to blow up hundred dollar tents represents a bad net-exchange.

Boots Are on the Ground

Terri Barnes | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Terri Barnes

When the Secretary of Defense reiterates "no boots on the ground," military families don't breathe a sigh of relief alongside the rest of America. We know too much. Whether the Pentagon calls it a combat mission or boots on the ground won't matter much to those doing the job and wearing the boots.

Yes, Somebody's Boots on the Ground Will Be Needed

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As the president outlined on September 10, an instrumental component of the anti-ISIL counterterrorism policy is the train-and-advisery mission that the U.S. and its Arab partners will set up in Saudi Arabia for the moderate Syrians.

DOD Purposes Lending Rule Change to Protect Military Families From Abusive Interest Rates

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.26.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

The Department of Defense is proposing changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA) to extend financial protections for military members and in turn, the...

Kate Sheppard

Power Says Other Nations Will Join The U.S. In Airstrikes In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said Sunday that other nations would likely join the U.S. in airstrikes to target Islamic S...

U.S. Military to Fight Ebola: 'What Does Victory Look Like?'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The President detailed the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis saying that the U.S. is prepared to take leadership on this effort, "to provide the kinds of capabilities that only America has, and to mobilize the world in ways that only America can do."

America the Hammer

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Psychologist Abraham Maslow famously quipped, "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." It's the nature of American leadership: we hold the largest hammer in the world.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

Washington State Rabbi Becomes U.S. Air Force Chaplain With Beard Intact

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

A Washington state rabbi didn’t have to split hairs when it came to joining the U.S. Air Force -- he came on board with his beard intact. Rabbi E...

College, Combat and Community Service: How 9/11 Changed My Life

Jacob Wood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Jacob Wood

In 2014, I find myself on a new journey at Team Rubicon, still influenced by 9/11. I find myself surrounded by men and women that embrace the notions of courage, resilience, citizenship and commitment. These men and women did not stop serving when they took off the uniform.

An Open Letter to the White House on the Eve of Obama's Prime Time Speech

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As an American citizen who one day hopes to become a public servant and who frequently monitors our nation's foreign policy, I continue to wish you and your colleagues in the State Department, Pentagon, and intelligence community the best of luck. America's security depends on the efforts that you make in the weeks ahead.

What the 'Do Nothing Congress' Is Doing on ISIL

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

It's one small piece of good news that some lawmakers, three Republicans and one Democrat, are trying to make sure that the people's representatives are expressing their Article I powers to the fullest extent possible.

A Navy SEAL Surfaces as Transgender

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

Last year, following her retirement from the Navy in 2011, she came out publicly as a transgender woman. CNN which will air a powerful documentary about her life and transition on Sept. 4. I watched it last week sitting next to Ms. Beck at the back of a screening room at the Time Warner offices.

What Would MLK Say About Ferguson?

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Black Voices
A. B. Wilkinson

It is unfortunate that the media overplays "looting and rioting" much more than it covers the thousands who peacefully protest everyday for justice.

Iraq and Syria: What if Bombing Makes Things Worse?

Stephen Miles | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Stephen Miles

With more than 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, surveillance flights over Syria, and over 100 airstrikes launched in Iraq, it is time to start asking the hard questions about the latest U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

Thousands Are Sexually Assaulted In The U.S. Military Every Year. These Are Some Of Their Stories.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women

In 2009, Jessica Hinves, then an Air Force fighter jet mechanic, said she was raped by a member of her squadron -- a man she had considered a good fri...

The American Cult of Bombing

William Astore | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
William Astore

It's bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb if not (yet) Iran... then Iraq, or Pakistan, or Libya, or Yemen, or (insert intransigent foreign country/peoples here). And like cults everywhere, it's best not to question the core belief and practices of its leaders -- after all, bombs bursting in air is now as American as the "Star Spangled Banner."

The Islamic State Is 'Barbaric,' but What About the U.S. and Israel?

Craig Considine | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Craig Considine

An Aug. 12 headline from Fox News read "Islamic State's shocking barbarity prompts call for world to act." The sub-heading of the article went on to c...

High Praise for Robin Williams

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Dorian de Wind

As retired military, I tremendously appreciate all Williams did for our troops and that he was my favorite actor and comedian -- a beautiful person whom I'll terribly miss.

What Would Clausewitz Do?

James A. Nathan | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
James A. Nathan

A fair-minded review of the last 40 or 50 years reveals a painfully meager inventory of successes. Grenada, Panama, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan (we can hope) are arguable exceptions.

RIMPAC in the Rear-View Mirror

Jon Letman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

This year's RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) maritime military exercises have ended, and any attention we've given the biennial war games will quickly turn elsewhere. But before we let RIMPAC drop from view, it's worth pausing to consider what we've just witnessed (or not witnessed, since most of the RIMPAC takes place out of sight).

Navy Vet Turned Teacher Simulates Homelessness For A Month To Raise Awareness, Funds

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact

Thomas Rebman said spending a month living as if he were homeless was the hardest thing he has ever done -- a profound statement coming from a vetera...