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Bill Maher: Let's Fix Nuke 'Glitch' Before Next Regime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last month the U.S. military lost communication with 50 nuclear missiles due to what the Pentagon said was a "hardware glitch." On this week's "Rea...

Gen. James Amos, Marines New Leader, Wants 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Kept In Place

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps said Saturday that now is the wrong time to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy...

Broadway's Merchant of Venice Re-Ignites My Jewish Identity Crisis

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Had Shylock been a person's first exposure to a Jew, should they be crucified for thinking he was a devilish creature?

Iraqi Citizens Angry With U.S. Combat Troop Withdrawal Amid Current Living Conditions

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

But the rosy "rebranding" of the conflict, as some have called it, is hardly playing well in the bazaars of Baghdad and other embattled cities and tow...

Should the U.S. Military Be Promoting and Endorsing Glenn Beck?

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

Glenn Beck's continual contemptuous statements against the President of the United States is obviously inappropriate as a programming choice for both facilities on military bases and airing on the American Forces Network.

Delivering Innovative Technology Solutions to the Warfighter, Even in Lean Times

David Melcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Melcher

Proposing and designing expensive new systems may no longer be realistic for the aerospace and defense industry. Instead, providing advancement and affordable new directions for proven technologies will be the key to success.

Believing Anita... and our Servicewomen

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Natelson

Like many civil rights advocates, I have been sorely tempted to celebrate the death--once lingering but now tantalizingly imminent--of the military's ...

Hiring Military Veterans is Good Business

Bill Whitmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Whitmore

If your company's diversity recruiting strategy fails to include military veterans, you are missing out on working with some of our country's most out...

Department Of Defense Accepting Openly Gay Applicants

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department said Tuesday that it is accepting openly gay recruits, but is warning applicants they might not be allowed t...

A World Made by War: How Old Will You Be When the American War State Goes Down?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

As commentators point out that the U.S. seems to be morphing from a can-do into a can't-do nation, don't imagine the American spirit is dead. It's just that today our country is triumphant in producing only things that go boom in the night.

Karzai Orders Private Security Firms Out Of Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president issued a decree Tuesday ordering private security companies to disband by the end of the year, draw...

A DREAM Undeterred

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

What happens to a dream deferred? It is realized by the undeterred.

Air Force DADT Enforcement Has Stopped, According To Official's E-Mail

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A gay rights group says the Air Force has told its legal officers to stop enforcing "don't ask, don't tell" because of a judge's ruling T...

Survey Reveals Troubling Numbers Of Military Personnel In Debt

Washington Post | Michelle Singletary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whenever I'm traveling and I see uniformed military personnel, I can't help but become a little teary-eyed. I worry that the service members may be s...

Drone Victims Speak

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Though victims acknowledged that drones often kill militants, they decried the strikes for the harm they cause to civilians and claimed that they are ineffective at combating militancy in the long-run.

Beware a U.S. Sponsored Arms Race in the Middle East

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Until it is tied effectively to a representative and responsible government in Baghdad, the arming of Iraq's military by the U.S. and other Western powers should be put on hold.

Joining the Global Work Party

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

One day after the New York Times reported that the U.S. military was going "green" with a goal of 50% from solar and renewables by 2020, and the Obama...

Time to Take a Hard Look at U.S. Linguistic Preparedness

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nataly Kelly

More than nine years have passed since the attacks of September 11th. Thousands of hours and pages of terrorism-related information remain untranslated. Yet, a soldier's ability to communicate on the ground is as vital to her or his safety as a bulletproof vest.

One Constancy of War: The Youth of Those Who Fight and Die

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dorian de Wind

What I saw and learned in L'Isle-Jourdain, France made me examine some of the preconceptions and misconceptions we have about the patriotism and courage of the French people and about their gratitude towards Americans.

Soldier Suicides And The Dumbing Down Of Military Mental Health Care

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration need to take steps to hirecompetent, well trained mental health professionals to treat the soldiers and veterans suffering from military related illnesses.

Politicizing the "Managers of Violence"

Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Mackey

An underground current in the U.S. military's officer corps believes that their legally elected civilian leaders can be disobeyed if an officer believes their orders to be "immoral." This, ladies and gentlemen, is a real problem.

The Military Understands Why Getting Off Oil Pays, Why Don't We?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The cost in resources and lives to bring fuel to Afghanistan and Iraq is just too great. Fossil fuel is imported, and for every 24 fuel convoys, one soldier or civilian working on transport was killed.

Drone Attacks

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Informant: Accused Wikileaks Soldier Bradley Manning Had Civilian Help

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — An Army private charged with leaking classified material to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks had civilian help, a key figur...

WikiLeaks Spokesman Discusses Falling Out With Assange

Der Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Daniel Schmitt -- the 32-year-old German spokesman for WikiLeaks who is also the organization's best-known personality a...