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Operation Overlord and the Norfolk House

Michael Benson | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Michael Benson

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord - the invasion of Normandy by Allied forces - I am reminded of a powerful moment I experienced over twenty years ago in London as if it happened just yesterday.

We Sent Americans to Fight In Afghanistan; Blaming Bergdahl Doesn't Absolve Us Of Guilt

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Our nation sent its soldiers into a dangerous part of the world, knowing full well that Americans would not be coming back home. If you want to blame Bergdahl, please also remember to blame the country that sent its citizens to battle a determined and deadly enemy.

Navy Rejects Request For First Humanist Chaplain

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

(RNS) After the Army recently permitted “humanist” as a religious preference, many hoped a humanist chaplain might follow. But the Navy last we...

VA Scandal: Our Imprint, Our Legacy, Our Sin

James Campion | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
James Campion

One can conceive something as horrifying as the VA systematically allowing dozens of wounded soldiers to die and then scramble to cover it up, just as easily as one can conceive the bizarrely ritualistic lies, deceit and ideological idiocy that put them there in the first place.

Coup Fever

John Feffer | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
John Feffer

There's no reason for coups to have such enduring appeal. Like those recurring bouts of malaria, they often lead to nothing but more coups. Treating the fever is not enough. We have to look at the underlying infection of the body politic.

Can the US Spearhead a Strong Climate Treaty in 2015?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Twenty years of climate talks have been plagued by discord and acrimony as nations squabbled over who should bear the brunt of cuts. But, if Obama can make these new rules a reality, he will have real clout and bargaining power heading into Paris next year.

From Veteran to Vetrepreneur: Steps to Transitioning Into the Private Sector

Tabatha Turman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Tabatha Turman

While the road to a successful business is not always smooth and linear, trust in yourself and your abilities to lead you.

What's Your Memorable Contribution?

Penina Rybak | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much." -- Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States "When diverse people contrib...

Actor Ken Wahl's Second Calling: Animals for Disabled Vets

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Ken Wahl says that his current activism is the most rewarding thing he's ever done, far beyond his acting career or Hollywood stardom. And he's not giving up soon.

10 Facts You Should Know for Memorial Day

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

Memorial Day is so much more than a federal holiday. Here are 10 facts we all should know about Memorial Day and the Americans we honor who died while serving in our country's Armed Forces.

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes in the Rise of Our Future Heroes This Memorial Day

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Harry Croft, M.D

Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price, while showing our appreciation, support and respect to those who continue to serve. Perhaps the best way to honor the fallen and injured is to continue their legacy in our future heroes.

How Will You Remember?

Terri Barnes | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Barnes

Blue sky overhead. Green leaves flutter in the Oklahoma breeze, and birds sing in the trees. Spring is here at last. Newly turned red earth marks the...

A Salute to the Latinas Who Served and Sacrificed

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Because Latina women in military uniforms are rarely seen in news stories, because the average American doesn't think of a Latina servicewoman when he/she hears the word "military veteran," I wrote this piece to shine the light on several who have served with distinction and those who have died while serving.

If This Is Our Military Plan for the Zombie Apocalypse Then We Are Toast!

Michael Vlahos | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Vlahos

The US Military has a war plan for the zombie apocalypse. Wonderful. Beautiful end of story for USSTRATCOM. Except it isn't.

The House Armed Services Committee Has Spoken

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

No one said the "sausage-making" of public policy is interesting to watch, but it is nonetheless a vitally important part of the legislative process.

Is Financial Stress Killing Our Soldiers?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.18.2014 | Money
BJ Gallagher

Money plays a role in the alarming rate of suicide in today's armed services. I sat down with Financial Planning magazine to find out more about how financial counseling might just save the lives of our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen.

U.S. Military Hops on Climate Change Bandwagon

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Dorian de Wind

Another bastion of liberalism, the U.S. military swears allegiance to the crazy climate change myth. Commenting on a report published by the CNA Cor...

The U.S. Military’s New Normal in Africa

Nick Turse | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

Whatever Operation New Normal may be pales in comparison to the real "new normal" for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). The lower-cased variant is bold and muscular. It's an expeditionary force on a war footing. To the men involved, it's a story of growth and expansion, new battlefields, "combat," and "war."

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

The Limits of Military Power

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Perhaps military enthusiasts in the United States and other nations should consider whether military power is a reliable source of influence in world affairs. After all, just because you possess a hammer doesn't mean that every problem you face is a nail.

Author Wes Moore: Our Vets Are Entrepreneurs, Not 'Robots'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

War veteran and author Wes Moore wants to make it known that former cadets have more to offer the workforce than a sense of compliance. "A lot of ...

How to Raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.

Defense Secretary Says Military's Transgender Ban 'Should Be Reviewed'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday he believes the military's ban on transgender Americans serving in the armed forces "should be reviewed." ...

Beyond Economic Inequality: Worry About Inequality of Sacrifice

Jonathan Russo | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

The lack of a draft has created two Americas; one America indirectly dictating, almost tacitly, that the other America has no viable alternative to risking life and limb.

5 Things I Learned After A Year Apart From My Husband

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 07.03.2014 | Women
Virginia Sullivan

We have been able to make these situations work because frankly, I'd rather be part-time with him than be full-time with anyone else. Through this time, we learned that as a couple we can weather anything. We are together because we want to be -- not because we need to be with someone.