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Topic - American Military
The American military might reflect the diversity of society, but its chaplains are falling short when it comes to representing nontheistic beliefs, said the American Humanist Association at its first congressional hearing on Tuesday.
The American military might reflect the diversity of society, but its chaplains are falling short when it comes to representing nontheistic believers in the ranks, the American Humanist Association told a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday.
As we watch the collapsing government in Baghdad, surrounded by a highly disciplined and serious force of Sunni-oriented fighters that has taken control of the most populous third of the country, we must, in John Adams' words, resist the temptation to slay the world's monsters.
The Obama administration is withholding urgently needed military equipment from Ukraine, including night-vision goggles, based on a restrictive definition of "nonlethal" aid, according to a bipartisan assessment of Ukraine's military needs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy SEAL whose deadly mission in Afghanistan has been turned into the film "Lone Survivor," strides into a hotel room for an interview, trailed by his service dog, Mr. Rigby.
Stars and Stripes — long may it wave? Maybe not. The venerable newspaper that has reported independent news about the American military since the Civil War finds itself on the budget-cutting front lines.
There are famously no atheists in foxholes, but some conservatives say that the American military is not giving a fair shake to soldiers, sailors and Marines who want to practice their faith and express their beliefs more openly.
The 2-year-old U.S. practice of mixing American and Afghan forces 24 hours a day has produced cultural clashes that have led to an increase of "green-on-blue" slayings of U.S. troops in which Afghan security personnel turn their weapons on their trainers, says an adviser to U.S. commanders and policymakers.
From the flight deck of the USS Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta could look out across Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay toward the South China Sea.
Just as the formal repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy took effect, Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner were married before a small group of family and friends.
The U.N.'s outgoing top diplomat in Iraq on Sunday said the government in Baghdad must determine whether its security forces are strong enough to thwart violence before requiring U.S. troops to leave at the end of the year.
For the more than 30 years I have known Newt Gingrich, he always has been an agent of change.
It is a sad and potentially fatal fact that most Americans know virtually nothing about the U.S. military. That astounding reality is all the more incredible given that our survival ultimately depends on the men and women in uniform who defend this country.
Departing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton said Thursday that he fears a chasm will develop between U.S. military troops and the rest of the citizenry.
Liberals of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) left are really angry now. On Sept. 21, despite their multimillion-dollar public-relations and lobbying campaign, the U.S. Senate refused to impose a radical social experiment on the American military. Had the LGBT forces prevailed, military men and women would be required to pay the price. Liberals in Congress don't care - in the debate so far, they have treated the troops as an afterthought.