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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.

150 Years Since Ulysses S. Grant's Superstition Won a War

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

The Overland campaign was one of the most decisive campaigns in American history on the 150th anniversary.

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

Waterboarding, Sarah Palin and the West's Image Abroad as the 'Great Satan'

Anne Speckhard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

While Sarah Palin may consider herself a patriot, all we need are more Americans publicly espousing waterboarding, and other unacceptable terror methods, to push even more potential enemies into believing that indeed the West is serving, or is itself, the Great Satan.

The 15 Most Amazing Places Uncle Sam Could Send You

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Did you know the U.S. military maintains roughly 1,000 military installations around the world? That includes almost 200 installations in Germany, rou...

Army's Basic Training Is No Longer Basic: Lessons for Business

Dov Seidman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

"I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor. From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your...

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...

A Culture of Hypermasculinity Is Driving Sexual Assault in the Military

Michael T. Crawford | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Michael T. Crawford

When masculinity is defined by power and aggression, sexual violence is the result.

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.

Fired Nuclear Commander Will Retire At Lower Rank After Alcohol-Filled Russia Trip

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior wil...

Veterans Build Touching Fort Hood Memorial From Scraps

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact

Bob Butler and Bob Gordon are proving a soldier's service to his or her country never truly ends. Butler is an Army veteran who lives just a few mi...

Female Military Officer, Chaplain, Wounded Soldiers Honored As Heroes In Fort Hood Shooting

Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact

Reports of bravery and heroism are surfacing after the Fort Hood shooting in Texas on Wednesday. The base commander, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, used the...

U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa

Nick Turse | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

Since its inception, U.S. Africa Command has consistently downplayed its role on the continent. Meanwhile, far from the press or the public, the officers running its secret operations have privately been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today."