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We Must Keep Our Sons and Daughters Safe

Hilary Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Kramer

Despite the obvious dangers that our troops face in hostile areas, it seems that our own government exacerbates problems further by providing our troops with faulty or unsuitable equipment.

UN Official To Ask U.S. To Stop CIA Drone Attacks, Limit Use To Military

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A senior United Nations official is expected to call on the United States next week to stop Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes ag...

Pakistani Spy Agency Denounces Leaked Military Docs Over 'Malicious' Taliban Accusations

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's most powerful spy agency on Monday lashed out against a trove of leaked U.S. intelligence reports that alleged close conn...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Votes Exist, Say Democrats

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers and gay-rights activists predicted Wednesday that both the Senate and House will have enough votes to repeal the "Don't ask, don't tell" law...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 20: When PSC Cause "Mission Creep"

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the twentieth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repor...

Our Military: Yes, They Are All Heroes

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Given the choice of collectively calling our troops heroes, because of those few "real heroes," and collectively calling our troops murderers and criminal because of those few bad apples, which one would you go for?

The GAO Transcripts, Part 19: When PSCs Hurt U.S. Troops

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the nineteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repo...

Grasping at 'Turning Points' in Afghanistan

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The Obama administration's credibility erodes every time it dusts off and redeploys the tired "turning point" mantra to describe a war and a strategy that continues to go from bad to worse.

How to Win in Afghanistan

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Bonifer

This is an analysis of the Afghanistan War through the lens of improvisation. Improvisation isn't inherently comedic. As conceived by the godmother of modern improvisation, Viola Spolin, it is the practice of spontaneous communication and fast learning.

Let's Question the Accuracy of Current Military Suicide Statistics

Cilla McCain | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Cilla McCain

Until all of our troops' and veterans' problems are honestly acknowledged and factored in to the planning of suicide prevention programs, the current response is not going put a dent in the numbers.

Afghan Soldier Kills 4 At Training Range

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two American civilians and two Afghan soldiers were killed in a shooting on a northern Afghan military base, NATO said. An...

WATCH: Al Qaeda Leader Mocks 'Poor' Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a video posted on an Islamist website, Ayman al-Zawahri -- Al Qaeda's deputy leader -- has blasted President Obama's claims that U.S. troops can de...

Al Qaeda Cleric: Yemen To Be 'Obama's Afghanistan'

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A U.S.-born, al-Qaida-linked cleric warned the American people that President Barack Obama will mire U.S. forces in Yemen just as Afghan...

Judge: Law Penalizing Fake Heroes Unconstitutional

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — A law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero is unconstitutional because it violates free speech, a federal judge ruled Fr...

Elena Kagan Called Pro-Military By Senator Scott Brown

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Scott Brown says Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has persuaded him that she supports the military, despite her de...

WWI Soldier Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Private Thomas D. Costello lost his life on September 16, 1918 in France and received full military honors today at Arlington National Cemetery. Hast...

US reviewing Iraq troop pullout pace

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — American commanders, worried about increased violence in the wake of Iraq's inconclusive elections, are now reconsidering the pace of ...

Alvin Greene Paid Senate Race Registration Fee Himself, Says South Carolina Law Enforcement

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An unemployed military veteran will face no state charges over the $10,440 filing fee for his successful bid to win South Carol...

Hope and Change Fade, but War Endures: Seven Reasons Why We Can't Stop Making War

William J. Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Astore

Our nation's pursuit of war taps so many wellsprings of our behavior that a concerted effort to cap it would dwarf BP's efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Drones Suffer From Human Error, Computer Glitches In Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military often portrays its drone aircraft as high-tech marve...

Why Congress Should Join U.S. Military Leaders in the Fight Against Climate Change

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

We must summon the political willpower in order to reduce global warming pollution, lead the world in the advancement of clean energy, lessen our dependence on foreign oil and secure America's safety and prosperity.

A Salute to the Mothers of Freedom

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

My mother Gloria was married to a military man. She moved her family 22 times in 31 years, over three continents, through three wars.

July 4th: Time to Revisit America's Mission

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

On this 4th of July, a day that celebrates the birth of a strong nation, one can only hope that all Americans take the time to reflect on their true mission. To come together with the desire to end these wars.

Afghanistan vs. the Marines: It's a Problem

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The general, about to retire and speaking from his heart, believes that both the Marines and their equipment in Afghanistan are wearing thin, that their core competencies are being neglected

Pentagon Recommends Prestigious Medal Of Honor For Living Soldier

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The military has sent the White House a recommendation to award the Medal of Honor to a soldier for bravery in Afghanistan, which c...