By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The U.S. military made impressive gains on the battlefield and covertly in countering Islamist terrorists since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. But the military and government at large so far have failed to strike the religiously motivated ideology behind al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists.
On the third anniversary of the Fort Hood rampage, 148 victims and family members sued the government Monday for compensation for the attack allegedly carried out by an Army psychiatrist who is awaiting trial.
Mitt Romney says "monster" is not a word he would use to describe President Obama.
A new Army regulation requires soldiers to report behavior by their comrades that might be a sign of terrorist or extremist sympathies — a response to the failure to identify accused Fort Hood jihadist shooter Maj. Nidal M. Hasan.
In June 2007, while a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army hospital, Maj. Hasan produced a PowerPoint presentation for colleagues that warned of "adverse events" if Muslim soldiers like himself were required to serve in wars against Islamic countries.