Freedom, Government & Politics, Military, News, Rights

Has the Confederate flag backlash gone too far?

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Ongoing debate over the Confederate battle flag continues to enflame deeply held beliefs and passions. Does it memorialize and enshrine a legacy of slavery and racial violence in the South? Or does it commemorate the sacrifice and dedication of Confederate soldiers who fought—and died—in our nation’s bloodiest war?

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Government & Politics, Military, Tips & How-To

Can immigrants serve in the US military? 8 Q&As about non-citizen service

Immigrants in the Military

In honor of Veterans Day, immigration attorney Greg McLawsen answers frequently asked questions about non-citizen military service.

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Military, News

Air Force Launches Special Victims Counsel for Sexual Assault Victims


Amid increased focus on how sexual assault cases are handled in the military, the Department of Defense (DoD) has unveiled a new program that advocates for the victims of sexual assault.

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Military, News

Combat Ban Lifted for Women in the Military

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Earlier last week, the Pentagon announced a major change in policy—one that allows women to serve in combat roles previously unavailable to them.

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Freedom, Government & Politics, Lisa Bloom, Military, News, Rights

Time to End the “Brass Ceiling” for America’s Female Troops


More than 238,000 US military jobs are currently off limits to women. How can this be in 2012, when so many women have served honorably in our armed forces?

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Government & Politics, Military

The Truth About Women in the Military


Even as the debate rages over the Pentagon’s recent decision to officially allow women to do certain dangerous battalion jobs in combat areas, the truth is that for the most part it’s nothing new. When considering the issue, it’s important to look not just at the pros and cons of making changes to the rules, but the history of women in the military and how other countries address it as well.

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Freedom, Military

Halloween in Islamic Countries


Americans are often curious about life in Islamic countries, especially regarding holiday celebrations. For Halloween, it turns out that Muslims not only do not celebrate it, but it’s against the laws of Islam to acknowledge it.

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Government & Politics, Military

Was the Assassination of Osama bin Laden Illegal?


Most of us were taught in school that assassinating someone in cold blood is against the law, even if he is a raging bad guy. The Nazis got tried in court, after all, and they were responsible for far more deaths than bin Laden. So, was it legal to allow Navy SEALS to kill bin Laden?

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Celebrity, Freedom, Military, Rights

5 Blog Posts That Led to Libel Lawsuits


Libel and defamation lawsuits against bloggers have exploded over the past few years, as people increasingly post opinions online without thinking through the consequences. If you’re a blogger, have you thought about what might happen if someone takes offense at something you post?

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Government & Politics, Military

Top Secret Security Clearance: How Easy Is It to Get, Really?


You may have seen the recent Washington Post report that revealed approximately 854,000 people have top-secret U.S. government security clearance. There are 33 buildings in the Washington D.C. metro area alone, totaling 17 million square feet of space, devoted to top-secret intelligence work. It seems a bit counter-intuitive for the equivalent of the entire population

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