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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...

Pledge to America Fails National Security Test

Scott Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Payne

The national security portion of the "Pledge to America" is full of small ideas that fail to address any of America's immediate security challenges.

Don't Ask Yet

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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U.S., Afghan Troops Begin Fight To Drive Taliban Out Of Kandahar

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

merican and Afghan troops have begun the active combat phase of a military operation designed to drive the Taliban out of districts around the Taliban...

Republicans Betray National Security With Impunity

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

This week, Senate Republicans held the US Military and their families hostage to appease their extremist, reactionary fringe. Yet, on Thursday in DC, ...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Rob Tornoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Tornoe

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Contractor Deaths Exceed Military Deaths In Iraq, Afghan Wars

ProPublica | T. Christian Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More private contractors than soldiers were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent months, the first time in history that corporate casualties have ...

An executive order would repeal "Don't ask, don't tell"

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

This week Lady Gaga joined Maine's rally to send a message to the state's two moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, asking th...

Al Franken Chokes Up During Speech After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Is Defeated (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) choked up during a speech on the Senate floor after the bill including a repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"...

Ryan Grim

Maine GOP Senator Ignores Lady Gaga, Will Filibuster 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - 3:05 p.m.: Senate Republicans, led by John McCain (R-Ariz.), have blocked the Senate from considering the defense authorization bill Tuesday ...

Army: U.S. Soldiers Killed Afghan Civilians For Sport, Dismembered Bodies

Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to charging documents, the unprovoked, fatal attack on Jan. 15 was the start of a months-long shooting spree against Afghan civilians that r...

Will Tea Party Climate Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

Our LGBTQ service members are prepared to defend this country with their lives, but not all of our service members are honored for their acts of bravery and patriotism.

Is There Professionalism in PMC?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Generally, the U.S. elite consensus on private military contractors (PMC) is that A) they are a good thing because they enable regular military forces...

Reconciliation in the War of Symbols: Ground Zero, the Islamic Center and the Florida Church

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

This war of symbols reveals ugly stereotyping and prejudice on nearly all sides, including those on the left who spewed hateful rhetoric to those opposing the Islamic Center.

Afghan Attacks Kill 8 US Soldiers In 24 hours

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — American forces suffered a deadly 24 hours in Afghanistan, with eight troops killed in attacks including an audacious Talib...

Bonfire of Insanity -- Pastor Terry Jones' Burning Love for Jesus

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

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Scarborough, Rendell: Invest Afghan War Money In U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pennsylvania's Democratic Governor and conservative "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough agree: America cannot afford to spend $2 billion per week in Af...

The Afghanistan War: "They Were Children When the War Began"

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

I have a grandson who just turned 11. Had he been 11 when the Afghanistan war started, he would be 19 or 20 now. He could be in Afghanistan.

Coming Home to America

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill George

With the troops coming home, America needs to come home to its senses and its roots. It is time for us to "come home to America." With the Labor Day holiday approaching, we need to get our citizens back to work.

Why the Media Wants Americans to Donate to Haiti But Not Pakistan

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The American public does not know that Haiti is a nation that has long been been a thorn in the side of the American government while Pakistan is a nation which the U.S. already has great influence on.

U.S. Military Loses Control Of Subcontractor Spending, Warlords Benefit

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Nick Schwellenbach and Lagan Sebert This piece is a collaboration between the Huffington Post Investigative Fund and the Center for Public Integr...

Fazel Ahmed Faqiryar, Anti-Corruption Afghan Prosecutor, Fired By Karzai

AP / Huffington Post | By RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top Afghan prosecutor who has complained that the attorney general and others are blocking corruption cases against high-ranki...

Pat Tillman's Family Is Not Alone

Cilla McCain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cilla McCain

There are hundreds of military families determined to convince the U.S. government of the need for a major overhaul on the investigative policies and procedures in unattended soldier deaths.

The U.S. Military's 1947 Warning on Intolerance

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

It is and always has been a risk in free societies that those interested in power or ideology will take advantage of those freedoms to deny the same to others.

Frank Rich: General McChrystal And The 36 Hours That Shook Washington

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once made the top commander in Afghanistan, the general was kept on long past his expiration date. He should have been cashiered after he took his fir...