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  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    MAGNUS: Upgrade of U.S. sea power has economic ripple effects

    America's ongoing financial woes offer our leaders a prime opportunity to reconsider the long-term investments for our enduring national security needs.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    HUNTER: Honor where honor is overdue

    In more than a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Medal of Honor — the highest award for combat bravery — has been awarded five times to living recipients. On Oct. 15, the Medal of Honor will be presented to another living recipient, marking the sixth time since Sept. 11, 2001, that a member of the armed forces will stand before the commander in chief to receive the nation's most revered combat valor award.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. soldiers pray before eating a Thanksgiving meal at a dining hall at the U.S.-led coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan (Associated Press)

    CHUMLEY: Military under attack: Fight to show faith impacting ‘readiness’

    America's military is under religious attack, and it's rapidly reaching the stage where troop readiness is being compromised, said the executive vice president of the nonprofit Family Research Council.


  • President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, and their families attend an inaugural prayer service at St. John's Church in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    HAGELIN: Let our soldiers express their faith

    It's ironic that the left's hostility to religion is ingrained so deeply that it fails to see the significance of religious belief in the lives of our brave soldiers. It is precisely their faith that soldiers turn to in their most desperate moments — and they often find miracles when hope is difficult to summon.


  • A protester flashes an anti-Osprey placard at a gate of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, in southwestern Japan, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

    Crime, Osprey add to Okinawan anger over U.S. bases

    For nearly 70 years, Okinawa has gotten more than its share of America's military — more jets rattling homes, more crimes rattling nerves.


  • Illustration Defense Cuts by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    HUNTER: Obama's game of Battleship could prove deadly

    In American politics, each election always seems to be of greater importance than the last. There's a lot riding on what happens on Nov. 6, but for the future of America's military and U.S. national security, the stakes are as high as they have ever been.


  • ** FILE ** A man who is active-duty in the Navy, and only gave his name as Matt, wears a shirt being signed by others that reads "I survived D.A.D.T." (don't ask, don't tell) shortly before midnight during a celebration for the end of the policy on Sept. 19, 2011, in a bar in San Diego. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon downplays ending of 'don't ask, don't tell'

    The United States formally ends a decades-old ban on open gays in the ranks on Tuesday, a historic day that the military services hope will pass as routinely as roll calls, marching and lights-out.


  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. (Associated Press)

    Memorial Day parade in D.C. honors solemnity of sacrifice

    Thousands paid tribute on Monday to the members of the U.S. military at the sixth annual National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, as similar events across the country honored their hometown heroes who sacrificed their lives for freedom.


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