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TBI: Minds over motion

VA-connected research proves that thoughts alone can control computers.

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Our courts: terrorism's new weapon

Members of al-Qaeda, the Taliban and various other rogue cells committed to our destruction are now granted legal privileges previously enjoyed only by U.S. citizens.

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Extreme Rehabilitation

Second Lt. Doug Pringle was stunned when a group of disabled World War II veterans walked into his room at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco in November 1968 and invited him to go ski-ing. With one leg severed and the other leg shattered by a North Vietnamese grenade just five months earlier, Pringle quickly refused. He reconsidered after his buddies came back from their first outing with stories of hanging out in bars with beautiful women.

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Out of Harm's Way

To land in Landstuhl is to know you're alive, and the voices you hear come from people dedicated to keeping you that way.

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Washington's forgotten memorial

A deteriorating D.C. memorial is the Mall's only nod to World War I.

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Cops Under Fire

Among other challenges, America's police officers face a disturbing rise in aggression toward law enforcement.

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The Navigation of Change

As the 23rd commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen has borne the burden of change, most pro-foundly by steering his massive fleet and force out of the Department of Transportation and into new and unwieldy seas in the global war on terrorism under the Department of Homeland Security. As both Atlantic-area and Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic commander, Allen earned praise by directing the Coast Guard's East Coast response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

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What we learned from The Surge

One year ago, U.S. Central Command characterized the situation in Iraq as "near chaos." The Army Times decried Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's strategy as a failure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to "change the course" in Iraq by ending the war. Withdrawing the troops was a common refrain. Then came The Surge.

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AFRICOM

In the post-colonial era, Africa has seen more than its share of chaos and violence. U.S forces offer a stabilizing influence.

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Britain after Blair

The new U.K. prime minister is not likely to share his predecessor's unqualified love of America. BY ALAN W. DOWD When Tony Blair took the helm of the United Kingdom in May 1997, he invited President Bill Clinton to address a cabinet meeting in London - a first for a foreign leader. It was an early indication that Blair took what he described as a "special relationship" very seriously. Ten years and three wars later, Blair is gone. And Gordon Brown is in. It's difficult to imagine Brown ever inviting President Bush to sit in on a cabinet meeting.

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Faces of Freedom

"Would I be worthy of their sacrifice?" That's the question Rebecca Pepin attempts to answer in her book "Faces of Freedom."

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Rescue in Afghanistan

Operation Red Wings, and the rescue effort that followed, broke the back of the Taliban in Afghanistan's eastern Konar province.

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What It Means To Be A Veteran In Business

What does it mean to be a veteran business owner? In 1999, the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 – Public Law 106-50 – went into effect, and suddenly there was a whole new meaning to being an entrepreneur who also happened to have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Since before World War II and the Korean War, it was considered an honor and a duty to employ and do business with U.S. veterans.

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The Iraqibacter

Medical experts wary of dangerous germ now striking war-wounded troops.

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An Interview with VA Secretary James B. Peake, M.D.

A critical moment: combat veteran guides a rapidly changing VA through the Bush administration's final year.

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Turnout Turnaround Depends On Us

Even with spikes every four years for the presidential elections, voter turnout has followed a troubling trajectory in recent decades, rarely exceeding 60 percent even when there's a controversy on the ballot.

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Beyond all expectations

Service-disabled military retiree rises to the top of the small-business world.

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A Salute to Military Fathers

From the children who have never stopped looking up to them.

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Fresh Paint

Infantry sergeant bears witness to Ramadi's historic transformation.

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The table set for one

We call your attention to this small table, which occupies a place of dignity and honor near the head table. It is set for one, symbolizing the fact that members of our armed forces are missing from our ranks. They are referred to as POWs and MIAs. We call them comrades.

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Saddle Magic

Horses for Heroes reveals to disabled veterans the mysterious wonders of equine therapy.

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Treasured Trip

Series of coin exchanges makes for a memorable mission.

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VA Home Loans: Loan, sweet loan

In an era of mortgage meltdown around America, veterans find security in VA home-loan benefits.

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Our Other Immigration Problem

Fixing the naturalization process will turn an American weakness into a strength.

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Sen. Daniel Akaka: Bring VA Up To Date

Senate Veterans Affairs Committtee chairman Daniel Akaka speaks with The American Legion Magazine about the committee's approach to the second half of the 110th Congress.

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VA Home Loans: The VA home loan advantage

A mortgage-lending employee speaks to The American Legion Magazine about today's VA home loan, what veterans need to watch out for, and how the program remains one of the most valuable benefits of military service.

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America needs an historic investment

History proves that one can never go wrong by betting on America's GIs. And employers rarely go wrong by hiring veterans.

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The Majority's Right To Rule

Why the power to protect our flag will eventually be reclaimed by the American people.

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Spiritual Pathways

Ancient traditions help mental-health professionals connect with American Indian veterans battling PTS.

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The value of volunteering

It really doesn't matter in what way or how often you volunteer. What matters is that you do volunteer.

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