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Still No Luck For The V-22 In Japan

TOKYO – If it wasn’t for bad luck, the Marines’ V-22 would have no luck at all – at least not in Japan. More than 100,000 people turned out on Okinawa on Sunday...

Russell Crowe Rescued After Getting Lost Kayaking

It’s not exactly difficult to picture Academy Award winner Russell Crowe playing the part of a dashing U.S. Coast Guard officer gallantly saving two friends who...

Army Focuses on Reducing Suicides

We’ve just begun the Army’s Suicide Prevention Month – next week marks National Suicide Prevention Week – and the service is cranking up its suicide-prevention...

Old Navy Fumbles NFL T-Shirt

There are so many things wrong with this Houston Texans tee it's hard to know where to begin.

Army Life: The Waiting Never Ends

They say war is long stretches of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror – or maybe excitement. Two recent military photos illustrate the point. In one, a...

Semper Infidelis

Of all the horrible “green on blue” killings that have happened recently in Afghanistan, perhaps the most horrific took place in Helmand province on Aug. 10...

Of “Green-on-Blue” Killings, and Army Suicides

Battleland was invited to be on Friday’s PBS NewsHour, but this invitation had a twist that made it different than all that had come before. Host Jeff Brown and...

Navy Skippers: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Ernest Borgnine, God bless him, may have passed on, but real Navy skippers can fill the void left by Lieut. Commander Quinton McHale’s passing. Check out the...

New Standards for Navy Skippers

The Navy seems to have hit rough seas in recent years, repeatedly canning command officers who have fallen short on the job. To the Navy’s credit, it announces...

Navy Brains…and Heart

Sure, it gives one pause when the top graduate among the 1,099 midshipmen to be graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy this week isn’t — for the first time in the...

Building a True 21st Century U.S. Military

When it comes to reform of the U.S. military establishment, we’ve tinkered on the margins far too long. We are currently in the ninth version of the Joint...

U.S. and Japanese Troops Draw Closer

TOKYO – The prospect of U.S. and Japanese troops fighting side-by-side in the next land war in Asia – and Heaven forbid the need for either — comes a step closer...