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War Communication Before Modern Technology

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army Balloon Corps, convinced Union Major General George B. McClellan to permit him to attempt to relay information via telegraph, but from a balloon.

Yemen Attacks Involve U.S. Military

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. military teams and intelligence agencies are deeply involved in secret joint operations with Yemeni troops who in the past six weeks have killed ...

Italy Distances Self From Criticism Of US In Haiti

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Italy distanced itself from harsh criticism of the U.S. relief effort in Haiti on Monday, a day after the top Italian disaster official c...

US Military To Review Veterans Discharged With PTSD

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A military review could bring millions of dollars in benefits to thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with post-tr...

Levin: Obama To Discuss Don't Ask, Don't Tell During State Of The Union Speech

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to talk about the "Don't ask, don't tell" rule that bars openly gay Americans from serving i...

Doctors Without Borders President: U.S. Military Hampering Haiti Relief Efforts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Doctors Without Borders President Christophe Fournier said the U.S. military presence is reducing the efficiency of the organization's medical efforts...

The Politics of Torture and Guantanamo Bay

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Combat Veterans and Senator Elect Scott Brown (R-MA) Arrive on Capitol Hill With Opposite Messages. Your voice is needed too. It's a big day here in ...

U.S. "Security Concerns" Could Cost Many Lives in Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Will Washington encourage the establishment of a functioning government? Or will it prevent that, channeling aid through NGOs and taking over various functions itself, because it of its long-standing opposition to Haitian self-rule?

Guantanamo Detainee Suicides Were Possible Homicides, Military Cover-Up Harper's Reports

Harper's | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government has long maintained that three Guantánamo prisoners -- Salah Al-Salami (37), from Yemen, and Mani Al-Utaybi (30) and Yasser Al-Za...

US Military Rifle Sights Inscribed With Secret Bible Codes About Jesus

ABC News | By JOSEPH RHEE, TAHMAN BRADLEY and BRIAN ROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military ...

Pakistan Says Drone Strike Kills 15

nytimes.com | PIR ZUBAIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Missiles fired from American aircraft killed as many as fifteen people in western Pakistan on Sunday, Pakistani security offici...

Afghan Policy Remains in the Dark Ages

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

For our part, it is time to shift America's focus away from a power that peddles so many deadly weapons to one that fosters economic growth, entrepreneurial ventures and positive creativity.

Alexis Hutchinson, Single Mom, Charged By Army For Refusing Deployment

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Army said Wednesday it has filed criminal charges against a single-mom soldier who refused to deploy to Afghanistan last yea...

As Washington Talks Iraq Withdrawal, the Pentagon Builds Up Bases in the Region

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

Washington is sending tremendous amounts of military material into autocratic Middle Eastern nations and building-up bases in countries whose governments often prefer that no publicity be given to the growing American military "footprint."

War Zone Pregnancy Punishments Dropped

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A recent military policy that added pregnancy to the list of reasons a soldier could be disciplined in a war zone will be rescinded...

Blue Star Mothers Send Care Packages Overseas

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Veterans Day was last week, but our troops are still in harm's way, with many more likely on their way overseas. Fortunately, efforts continue to sup...

C.I.A. Expanding Drone Attacks Inside Pakistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering widening missile strikes on al-Qaida and the Taliban inside Pakistan and is planning to bol...

Billy Miller Gets Child Porn Charge In Afghanistan: Family Says Army Soldier's Photos Are 'Innocent'

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The family of an Illinois National Guard soldier said Friday that he's been charged with possession of child pornography in Af...

Golden Corral Offers Free Meal For Veterans, Military Personnel on Nov. 16, 2009

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Golden Corral will be holding its 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in all Golden Corral r...

Honor Our Veterans by Learning More

Michael Foote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Foote

There are 446,000 veterans in Colorado, making up 10% of our state's population. It is difficult to be successful and inclusive in this state without understanding the military and veterans.

Officials: US Missiles Allegedly Kill 10 In Pakistan

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The leader of the Pakistani Taliban was apparently targeted in a U.S. missile strike on a meeting of militant commanders close to th...

Obama: 'No Intention' To Send U.S. Troops To Yemen, Somalia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he has no intention of sending American troops to Yemen or Somalia. Obama told People magazine in an i...

Iraq Troops Sing Karaoke, Join Book Clubs, Rarely Go To War

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new USA Today article has some interesting details about how U.S. troops stationed in Iraq are spending their time these days. Soccer makes the lis...

Saleh al-Somali, Senior al-Qaida Member, Reportedly Killed In Drone Attack

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***UPDATE 12.11 4:30 PM ET*** ABC News is reporting, citing a senior U.S. official, that the senior al-Qaida figure reportedly killed in a drone atta...

Senate Report: Bin Laden Was 'Within Our Grasp' In 2001

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made th...