Missing the Closeness of Brotherhood: An Interview With Sebastian Junger

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“We have the most effective military in world history and we can’t schedule a simple surgery for one of our vets. It’s just insane.”

100 Words on Love: February, 1942

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The threat of war, the fear of death: none of that in the photograph.

Coming Home. A Moving Tribute to the Moments When Soldiers Return to their Loved Ones

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Dare you not to cry.

Artis Henderson’s ‘Unremarried Widow’ [Review and Interview]

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“Everything will be ok.” When you are the widow of a serviceman who died in Iraq, those words are so not ok. Jesse Kornbluth talks to Artis Chester about her book and her life.

“If a male is not a child and is not…fighting…he is considered disposable”

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This comment by Danny on the post Dead Men Don’t Count in War I don’t think it’s men in general whose lives are disposable but rather a bit of a split. When it comes to putting men into military service and sending them off to wars its not that they are disposable and have no […]

The Top 5 War & Veterans Articles of 2013

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Our top 5 war and veterans articles of 2013.

Soldiers and PTSD, Part 1: Going Vegan

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How Veganism Helped One Soldier with PTSD.

26 Notes Of Gratitude

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A woman expresses her thanks, and it feels really nice.

Gaining Custody of Your Child After Deployment

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Ardra Bey, Esq. offers advice for returning servicemen attempting to gain custody of children.

Memorial Day: Through the Eyes of a Veteran

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Sean Davis remembers the fallen soldiers he served with and looks ahead to new challenges.

Author Allen Clark on Why Men Fight

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Allen Clark is a trip tour of duty, Purple Heart recipient who used his journey of personal healing to find the good in life.

A Threat and a Promise

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Pro tip from a waiter: don’t enlist the staff in your wedding proposal. But if you do, do it right.

“The Soldier, above all other people, prays for peace”

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This comment was by Randy Strauss on G+ I’m reminded of something General Douglas MacArthur said, “The Soldier,  above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the  deepest wounds and scars of war.” But, that is not true. The deepest wounds and scars of war are borne by  the families […]

Is American Hyphenated?

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An Aussie soldier challenges his Yank counterpart to drop the hyphen from his American identity.

Coup d’État

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A missionary growing his first chin hairs comes face to face with revolutionary soldiers in the Dominican Republic.

From the Office Where Soldiers Kill

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Does it take a special kind of courage to be a combat soldier—who pulls the trigger from an office, thousands of miles away?