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In the military establishments of more than 30 countries, including U.S. allies such as Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom, gays and lesbians are allowed to openly serve in their country’s military. It’s just not a big issue out there in much of the Western world. Read more»

Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium

Stacy was just 17 months old, and Nancy, 3 months, when Lt. Col. Morris “Mo” Crossen was killed at age 28. An Army Air Forces pilot who was deputy commander of the 367th Fighter Group, he was shot down on Oct. 20, 1944. Read more»

When my sister, 101st Airborne Army Capt. Chaplain Fran E. Stuart, returned from Iraq, she was forever changed. Not only had the desert sand, gun blasts and heat penetrated her psyche during her one-year deployment, but a carcinogen had made its way into her body as well. Read more» 1

A screenshot from the WikiLeaks video. The subtitle and annotation by WikiLeaks asserts that a U.S. helicopter crew mistook a camera for a weapon.

In recent weeks – and in the wake of a recently uncovered video – military officials have made some serious admissions about shooting civilians. Read more» 1