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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...

Military To Review Mentor Program Conflicts Of Interest

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates' top deputy will brief the Joint Chiefs of Staff today on his recommendations to regulate the Pentagon's practice of hi...

Sikh Army Captain Graduates: Tejdeep Singh Rattan Is First Sikh Army Officer In Decades

AP | By MICHELLE ROBERTS | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

SAN ANTONIO -- Amid lines of soldiers, one after the other in standard-issue fatigues and combat boots, was one in a turban and full beard on Monday &...

Court Ruling Highlights Need for Due Process at Bagram

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday morning issued a stunning ruling: that the United States government may seize suspected terrorists outside...

Protecting the Military's Gays From Vindictive Outings

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Joseph Christopher Rocha Those, like ...

Dutch Furious As Retired US General Blames Gay Soldiers For Srebrenica Massacre

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch prime minister Friday denounced as "irresponsible" a claim by a retired U.S. general that gay Dutch soldiers ...

John Sheehan, Retired US General, Links Gays In Military To Genocide In Bosnia

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A retired U.S. general says Dutch troops failed to defend against the 1995 genocide in the Bosnian war because the army was weakene...

Military Sexual Assault Claims Rose 11 Percent In 2009

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The number of sexual assaults reported in the U.S. military rose 11 percent last year, the Defense Department said Tuesday, but Pentagon officials con...