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NYPD Helicopter Rescues Two Stranded West Point Cadets

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HIGHLAND FALLS, N.Y. -- In a daring nighttime run, amid conditions that left no room for error, a New York City police helicopter hoisted two shiverin...

Memorials to Purposelessness

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

On this anniversary of Operation Moshtarak and the "official" escalation of the Afghan War, we must continue to argue for a new course forward for the United States in Afghanistan.

What the Heck Is a "Humanity"?

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Noles

It was engineers and scientists that, for example, raced death to find a vaccine for polio. But where, one wonders, did men like Goethals and Salk find their moments of inspiration for their scientific goals?

Air Force Academy Sex Assaults Up 150%, Most Among Service Academies Since 2008

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Sexual assault reports at the three U.S. military academies rose 64 percent in the 2009-10 academic year, but many more victims probabl...

The Army-Navy Game: Transcending Sports and Politics

PhillyPhanatics.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
PhillyPhanatics.com

I am a liberal Democrat who is opposed to the War in Afghanistan, was against the War in Iraq, and protested against the Vietnam War years ago. I guess you could call me a pacifist. But I love watching the Army-Navy game.

Lesbian Cadet Who Quit West Point Seeks To Return

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

FINDLAY, Ohio — Katherine Miller got pretty good at hiding her sexuality in high school, brushing off questions about her weekend plans and refe...

Glenn Beck Promotes Socialism to West Point Cadets

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

Glenn Beck recently promoted an idea straight out of the Paris Commune of 1871, an idea considered by the Commune to be a necessary stepping stone in the transition from capitalism to socialism to communism.

Custer's First Stand: Old West Point Applications Put Online

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ALBANY, N.Y. — Years before leading his vastly outnumbered troops to their doom at Little Bighorn, a young George Armstrong Custer was described...

Remembering Generosity and Commitment this Veterans Day

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

When I was a young captain at the Air Force Academy, I had the honor of escorting two general officers, Lieutenant General Devol "Rock" Brett and Brig...

Salute To Service: Veteran Tony Woods Shares His Open Letter To America

The Huffington Post | Tony Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Veterans Day, Huffington Post Impact and Causecast present Salute To Service, a week-long series honoring the remarkable men and women of ...

West Point Graduate Chasing Dream Of Being In NFL

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit Lions linebacker Caleb Campbell was singing the national anthem in a football uniform a couple weeks ago for the first t...

West Point's Gay Culture: Gay, Lesbian Cadets Talk Of Army School's Vibrant Subculture

The New York Times | COREY KILGANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Code words, secret societies, covert meetings, fake identities: these are tools that a certain set of cadets learn here at the Uni...

Andrew Bacevich: how war without end became the rule (VIDEO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

Andrew Bacevich is the soldier turned writer who's still unlearning and puncturing the Washington Rules of national security. The rules have turned i...

The Man Who Could Unseat John Boehner (Video)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

It is with interest that many have taken to watching the race in southern Ohio's 8th Congressional district, where newcomer Justin Coussoule has stood up to challenge U.S. Rep. Boehner in this fall's elections.

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Beck-Palin 2010

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Beck and Palin are like an all purpose high school gang: the quirky, sagacious Honor Society geek and the homecoming queen who claims the ROTC kids as backup. Interestingly, the ROTC kids are never present to deny the alliance.

Lesbian Cadet Quits West Point, Cites 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WEST POINT, N.Y. — A lesbian cadet asked to resign from the U.S. Military Academy because she said she can no longer lie about her sexuality and...

My Brother, My Enemy: A Video Tour Behind the Front Lines of the Battle of Ideas in the Islamic World

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Philip Smucker

I've traveled through the Holy Land, Africa, and Asia on a quest to understand what Muslims think about America and to discover what motivates young men and women to take up arms against my own nation. Here's what I found.

West Point Cadets Will Serve 'In Harm's Way'

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Warned by President Barack Obama that they face a long, dangerous road, U.S. Military Academy graduates said they were undaun...

The STRICTEST Colleges (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jett Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Tuck in your shirt, shave your beard and hide the keg -- these are some of America's strictest colleges. Check them out and vote for which one you thi...

The Afghan War and the Spirit of Jefferson

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

On this 4th of July weekend, with General Petraeus taking command in Afghanistan, what would Thomas Jefferson do? Would he see the massive military and nation building mission in Afghanistan as a wise and necessary course of action?

Prince Harry At Mets-Twins Game (PICTURES): Royal Throws First Pitch During Visit To New York City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP)-- Britain's Prince Harry showed he can shoot. On the second day of his U.S. visit, New Yorkers got to see his arm. After firing an M4 r...

Prince Harry At West Point: Target Practice, Helicopters, Bonding With Cadets (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Prince Harry visited West Point today as part of his New York tour, landing via helicopter and bonding with cadets through target practice and combat ...

Prince Harry Does Target Practice At West Point (VIDEO)

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Prince Harry showed he knows his way around a rifle as he joined cadets in training at the storied military grounds Friday at...

ANTI-PARTY Schools (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Like to kick back on the weekend with a glass of milk and a stack of homework? One of these schools might be for you. Consider this list an antidote t...