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The Pentagon makes sure the public supports 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal
Oh boy. Some Congressional Republicans really want to set up an East Coast missile defense shield to protect the Atlantic Seaboard from Iranian rockets, Mother Jones reports. If this sounds familiar -- like a throwback to Reagan-era Star Wars shenanigans -- that's because the plan is just like ... More >>
Members of the armed services who have come home face substantially higher unemployment rates than the government claims, an Iraq and Afghanistan advocacy group claims. And 37 percent of veterans surveyed say they know a fellow vet who committed suicide following deployment. The report comes from I ... More >>
Last night was the night of the Fox-Google GOP debate, notable for the just-like-getting-a-gchat beep that went off whenever anyone talked too long, as well as a moment in which Stephen Hill, a gay soldier serving in Iraq, asked Rick Santorum whether he'd circumvent the progress that's been made for ... More >>
It's had a long, zombie-like death, but Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the military's policy of barring homosexuals from serving openly, is finally over for real. If you're confused and thought that this happened already, you've got good reason to be. The judicial, legislative and executive branche ... More >>
Although the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the United States government to immediately halt Don't Ask, Don't Tell, military recruiters across the nation seem to be dragging their feet, and Obama's Justice Department has asked the court for a stay on their order "by the close of busin ... More >>
The military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring gay and lesbian soldiers from serving openly seems to have been dealt a mortal blow yet again. Legally, it was substantially wounded last year when U.S. Judge Virginia Philips issued an injunction and refused to grant a stay during its ap ... More >>
Sarah Palin's largely indecipherable Twitter account was again shrouded in mystery last night when a cryptic RT of a message from conservative gay comedienne Tammy Bruce showed up in the former governor's feed. "But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enuf already--the more someone complai ... More >>
This weekend the Senate repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell -- the 17-year-old policy that allowed gays to serve in the U.S. military only if they could conceal their sexual orientation. The bill awaits Obama's signature. You might expect rightbloggers to be angry about it, and some of them are -- hila ... More >>
viaAs expected, the repeal of the Clinton-era "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy banning gays in the military has passed the Senate by a vote of 65-31. President Obama must now sign the bill into law, which he is expected to do. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to overturn the ban ... More >>
While John McCain gets crankier and crankier about repealing Don't Ask, Don't tell, opponents of the policy have picked up a couple of unlikely allies on the right. After much lobbying, Sen. Scott Brown has finally come around and said he will consider voting to end Don't Ask (along with the usua ... More >>
New Yorker Justin Crockett Elzie was a U.S. Marine who served around the globe. In 1993, he came out on the ABC Evening News shortly before "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was enacted. He'd eventually become the first Marine discharged under that law. Runnin' Scared spoke to him a week after he lock ... More >>
This week's Friday evening news dump included the announcement that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is investigating who in the Defense Department leaked the results of a forthcoming "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" report to the Washington Post. Based on two anonymous sources, one of which has "read t ... More >>
Cianni did, and they told
What the networks don't ask the poster boy of the movement against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," he's happy to tell.
A federal jury has convicted four Newburgh, New York, men for conspiring to bomb two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and planning to fire missiles at military planes.
President Obama covered a lot of ground on gay and lesbian rights in the middle of the four o'clock hour on Thursday. In the end, he wound up saying one thing and doing another. In a cleverly worded statement, he vowed that "don't ask, don't tell" will end on his watch. He did not mean that he wil ... More >>
It's a big day in the U.S. Senate for two issues we watch, but it's kind of a win-win for conservatives on both of them, regardless of how the pending votes on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and the 'Dream Act' go down. The bigger of the day is a cloture vote on the military spending bill, which has a kin ... More >>
It's been quite a summer for the Federal Courts as they've stepped in yet again on behalf of equal rights for gay Americans. After a Federal District Court in San Francisco ruled Proposition 8 was unconstitutional last month, a Federal District Court in Riverside, CA ruled last night that the U.S. m ... More >>
The Bush administration finally nails a notorious supplier to terroristsafter he spent 30 years hiding in plain sight
In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, there was no shortage of protest songs that sought to steer the nation off a post-9/11 collision course with a country that had nothing to do with the attack. The Beastie Boys, Cat Power, Thurston Moore, John Mellencamp, R.E.M. and Zach De La Rocha were among t ... More >>
A devastating brain injury in Iraq leaves soldier Roberto Reyes with a support system of onehis mother
The U.S. calls this intercontinental ballistic missile the "Peacekeeper." Those jokers! (FAS) Since 1947, one of the nation's leading weapons watchdogsThe Bulletin of the Atomic Scientisthas offered a handy gauge to the cataclysmic threats of the nuclear age: the Doomsday Clock. The si ... More >>
The fighting won't end: Gearing up for another wave of homeless vets
8 to 0 Supreme Court decision doesn't end the fight against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
The U.S. Military's $500 Million Gamble to Prevent the Next Afghanistan
Flashback: 2002 War College report predicted it all
Recruiter on trial for selling IDs to enlist illegals
U.S. against "them"a tradition of institutionalized brutality
A year later, remembering the deadliest weapon
A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part II
A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part I
Secretary of Defense Aims to Privatize the U.S. Military
Armed Forces Shortage Could Be 'Problematic' in Future Conflicts
A Brief History of the U.S.'s Convention Warfare
U.S. Army Documents Warn of Occupation Hazards
War on Terrorism or Retaking a Choice Outpost?
Al Sharpton and Others Rally for Peace
Media Assembles Fractured Picture of War
Russian Paper Cites Fear of "Uncontrollable Escalation"
How Israel Uses U.S. Weapons to Threaten Our Troops
While U.S. officials bicker, weapons of mass destruction sit as easy pickings for international terrorists