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Army Cadet Appears to Be Texting During West Point Graduation March; Viral Video Sparks Outcry

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point held its graduation this weekend, and a video posted by the institution on Facebook has drawn the wrath of many veterans.  235 more words


An Openly Gay Man Runs the Army

Rebekka Dunlap


Last week an openly gay man, Eric Fanning, became secretary of the Army. Read that sentence again and contemplate what it reveals about how much and how quickly American society has changed. 700 more words

U.S. Politics

Torrance Hosts 57th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade

Torrance held the 57th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday.

Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 21, 2016. 22 more words

Local News

Why ISIS Will Outlast the Coalition Arrayed Against It, and Why It’s Our Own Damn Fault

Today’s guest post comes from Barefoot Boomer. Boomer is a career Army officer and strategist. He is also a historian with an emphasis in American and German military history.   1,451 more words


Impressions List, 2016

Perhaps I’m a bit ambitious, but I like to plan ahead. This isn’t even a complete list of impressions I want to do – just the ones I’ve done research on, enough to feel confident about starting them. 469 more words


Manning appeal seeks reversal of charges or reduced sentence

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) – Imprisoned national security leaker Chelsea Manning is asking a military appeals court to reverse her conviction for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, or reduce her 35-year sentence to ten years. 97 more words

National / World

Oxygen tanks explode at US military base in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than 20 oxygen tanks exploded at a U.S. military base in South Korea on Thursday, triggering a fire, but there were no reports of casualties, South Korean officials said. 252 more words