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An Early Thanksgiving Message

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.24.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Wherever you are, there are plenty of lonely soldiers, sailors and airmen who would love to spend a few hours with you and your family sharing not only a home-cooked meal, but also enjoying the warmth, amity and, yes, the bitter-sweet memories of home, that such an occasion will bring.

Protecting Servicemembers at Home and Abroad

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

This month we celebrate Veterans Day and the remarkable men and women who protect our country. As we honor the service and the bravery they have shown in conflicts across the world, we should remember their challenges on the homefront as well.

Gillibrand: Military Deserves Better

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday failed to reach agreement on amendments to the military justice system, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N...

The Philippines Typhoon Disaster: Heartbreaking Numbers, Heartwarming Images

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

The numbers vary, depending on the source, and they continue to change as more time goes by -- generally for the worse. But one thing does not change: the horror and the suffering these numbers represent.

The Military's Invaluable 'Soft' Power

Jane Harman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jane Harman

Our military's complete focus can't be overseeing rescue and recovery efforts after a typhoon. However, our extraordinary competence at staging disaster relief gives the U.S. the ability to show the world our better angels. It's a side that -- unfortunately -- many otherwise won't see.

U.S. Military Plans To Train Libyan Security Forces

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military is working on plans to train 5,000 to 7,000 members of the Libyan security forces and also special ...

'Green News Report' - November 14, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S R...

This Is What Our Military Looks Like

Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

There are 1.5 million men and women who are actively serving the United States in uniform, and veterans make up many times that number. The U.S. Arme...

Military Suicides Drop Significantly

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides across the military have dropped by more than 22 percent this year, defense officials said, amid an array o...

Our Veterans: Who Are They?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Before the Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I, an armistice had been declared on November 11, 1918, ending hostilities between Germany...

Pentagon Report Indicates Spike In Afghan Troop Deaths

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Afghan national security troops killed in combat shot up almost 80 percent during this summer's fighti...

In Praise of Ordinary Men Who Became Heroes

Cindi Bigelow | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Cindi Bigelow

The price to preserve freedom is always a costly one, but it offers a lesson that every school child and adult in America should be reminded of again and again. These are lessons of history that can never be forgotten for the sake of those who died

How the Military Assaults Gay (and Straight) Marriage

Brian Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

Every single year, people who put their lives on the line are separated from their families by bureaucratic Department of Defense nonsense. The problem is so common that people who served have a name for the separated servicemembers: "geo-bachelors."

A Drone Warrior's Torment: Ex-Air Force Pilot Brandon Bryant on His Trauma From Remote Killing

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Democracy Now!

Why has former U.S. Air Force pilot and drone operator Brandon Bryant decided to speak out? Bryant served as a sensor operator for the Predator pro...

Army Weapons Programs Hit Hard By Cuts: 'Some, We'll Have To Cancel'

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. defense budget cuts will affect the Army's plan to develop a ...

The Business of America Is War

William Astore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Astore

In the halls of Congress and the Pentagon, it's business as usual, if your definition of "business" is the power and profits you get from constantly preparing for and prosecuting wars around the world.

Uncle Sam Wants You, Stars of Stage and Screen and the Sporting World

William Astore | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
William Astore

If our celebrities who profit the most from America are unwilling to defend it the way Stewart and Williams did, perhaps that's not just a sign of societal rot. Perhaps it's a sign that our wars are simply not vital to us. And if that's the case, shouldn't we end them?

Government Shutdown: Its Impact on Our Fighting Men and Women

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Although our fighting troops will continue to get paid -- at least for the time being -- the government shutdown must weigh heavily on their minds...

House Fulfills Promise To Iraqi Civilians

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure to provide special visas for Iraqis who risked their lives to help the United States is one step closer to...

Recognizing the 'Silent Killer' of the Military: PTSD

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Harry Croft, M.D

Combat-related traumatic stress disorder is the "silent killer" of the military. The good news is that veterans can take control of PTSD with the right help.

How One Russian Man Helped Prevent A Nuclear Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

Thirty years ago today on September 26th, 1983, the quick wits of Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov may have helped the world avoid World War I...

The 'And Yet' of Syria, War and Peace

John Backman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
John Backman

We have to do something about Syria's chemical weapons. And yet... No person of compassion can ever sanction war. And yet...

We Dare You To Watch This And NOT Feel Feelings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.24.2013 | Good News

When Army Capt. Jane Renee "JR" Lund surprised her 13-year-old daughter, Bella, at a Wisconsin Badgers football game on Saturday, thousands of hearts ...

Service as Diplomacy: The Faces of the US Abroad

Mario Machado | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Mario Machado

There is no way to reconcile these two immediate faces of America to millions of people across the world; the military and the Peace Corps will always serve their own distinctly different purposes and for many reasons it is better that it remain this way.

Sometimes It Takes a Veteran to Understand

Darren Manzella | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Darren Manzella

Suicide is a problem whether you want to talk about it or not, so if you're worried about someone, ask. You can't prevent suicide by ignoring it.