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Christian Fundamentalism, Anti-Gay Bigotry, and Conservative Fratricide

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael J.W. Stickings

According to Coral Ridge Ministries Senior Writer Robert Knight, if you are not a bigot, then you're a "moral relativist -- this even includes conservative voices like George Will and Charles Krauthammer.

Petraeus Takes the Genie Out of the Bottle

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Petraeus has made a courageous statement that could play a key role in weakening the pro-Israel lobby and allow for a much more balanced US approach to the Middle East conflict.

Guantanamo Bay Cost: $500 Million In Renovations Since 9/11

The Washington Post | By Scott Higham and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the first public accounting of how much has been spent on the base since the first detainees arrived in January 2002, The Washington Post obtained ...

Film Review: Camp Victory, Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

If you watch only one film on Afghanistan, make it Camp Victory, Afghanistan. You will have a front row seat for the most crucial U.S. military mission in Afghanistan.

Endgame: WikiLeaks Video Right On Target

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

WikiLeaks and Reuters should receive an award for their work in bringing this video into the public spotlight. The public should demand that all war zone videos be placed in the public domain.

Dan Froomkin

Bush's Glib Waterboarding Admission Sparks Outrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush's casual acknowledgment Wednesday that he had Khalid Sheikh Mohammed waterboarded -- and would do it again -- has horrified some former...

Army Plans $100 Million Special Operations Headquarters In Afghanistan

Wired | Noah Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Army is looking to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan. ...

Is Obama Avoiding Responsibility for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

Last week, with a vote of 230 to 191, the House of Representatives voted to repeal former President Bill Clinton's 1993 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT)...

Are Drone Strikes Legal? Koh Offers Assurances, Not Answers

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Following years of official silence, State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh's statements on the legality of drone strikes last week were welcomed by many. But Koh failed to address serious concerns over the U.S.'s use of drones to kill al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.

Scott Anderson, U.S. Soldier, Uses Magic Tricks To Cheer Up Children In War-Torn Afghanistan And Iraq

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Scott Anderson began his first tour of duty as a MedEvac pilot in Afghanistan, he had no idea he would be able to use his talent for performing m...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Bringing U.S. Military Culture Into the 4th Century B.C.

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

We are now poised to see this ridiculous law ended. Patriotic Americans will be able to serve their country regardless of sexual orientation. The 4th century B.C. is finally here.

Striking a Spark on Memorial Day

Rick Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Allen

Strong post about mem day films, the day after mem day. -SH

Remembering What a Military Is For

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Tea partiers and residents of the Gulf Coast take note: could it be that we've so scorned and dismantled our government that the only loved and well-functioning institution left is the military?

Pentagon 'Mentor' Overhaul: Retired Officers Must Disclose Business Ties

USA Today | Tom Vanden Brook and Ken Dilanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday ordered an overhaul of the Pentagon's use of retired senior officers to advise the military, ...

Sharp Rise in U.S. Military Psychiatric Drug Use and Suicides

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce E. Levine

One in six service members is now taking at least one psychiatric drug, with many soldiers taking "drug cocktail" combinations. There has also been a large increase in military suicides over the last eight years.

US Sues KBR: Iraq Charges From Contractor Were Improper, Says US Government

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government sued KBR Inc., the largest contractor in Iraq, on Thursday over what prosecutors say were improper charges t...

Entertaining Warriors in an Avatar Age

Rick Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rick Allen

The USO and SnagFilms are teaming up to bring the best in documentary film to 130 USO Centers around the world. This special USO Theater will give service members full length films for free.

Veteran's Day Quotes: 15 Best, Most Famous Remembrance Day Sayings

Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Veteran's Day Quotes are not hard to come by, but here's a compilation of some of the best and most famous in one place. "Freedom is never free." -...

Military Clothing for Presidents? No, Sir!

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Whenever the president addresses our troops, he should, indeed he must, appear in civilian clothing, because that's precisely what he is: a civilian, a very special one, to be sure, but that's what he is.

Father Of Dead Marine Ordered To Pay Legal Fees Of Westobro Baptist Church Protesters

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Newsmax reports that Bill O'Reilly will pick up the tab for the legal fees, calling the situation an outrage: That is an outrage," he said. "I will...

Aegis' Charm Offensive in Iraq

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

My May 21 post regarding Aegis Defence winning a contract to help provide security for the 2012 Olympics in London has brought back some unpleasant me...

Senate Armed Services Committee Votes To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ban On Openly Gay Soldiers

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday delivered a victory to President Barack Obama and gay rights groups by approving a proposal to repeal the law...

Lucia Graves

Lawmakers Call For Cuts In Military Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the budget crisis worsens, some lawmakers are looking where others dare not - at defense spending. In a letter to the National Commission on Fiscal...

NATO Tries To Silence Journalist Jerome Starkey Over Afghan Slayings (VIDEO)

Rethink Afghanistan | Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last week, I spoke with Afghanistan-based journalist Jerome Starkey about his reporting on special forces raids that killed civilians and NATOs surpri...

U.S. Said to Expand Secret Military Acts in Mideast Region

New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in an effort to disrupt mil...