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Pillar IV: Children & Youth

The American Legion has been a staunch supporter for the children and youth of our nation since its founding in 1919.

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Masters of Disasters

Since 9/11, thousands of emergency responders have flocked to the curious mock town of Disaster City to train for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

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RAPID FIRE: Remembering 9/11

On the era in which we live.

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West can't ignore Russian aggression in Georgia

West can't ignore Russian aggression in Georgia

NATO-Russia Council needs rethought, or even ended.

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Russia's Arctic claims get cold reception from U.S., Canada

Russia's Arctic claims get cold reception from U.S., Canada

With billions of barrels of oil under the ice, and energy demands rising, the region could be a flash point

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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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Cops Under Fire

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

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The road to a better GI Bill

Young veterans from across America converged on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building on April 29 to voice support for a new and improved GI Bill.

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The measure of a woman

Combat-wounded Army captain makes her name in defense contracting.

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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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Damned if we don't

Too costly to repair and hard to remove, America's 80,000 dams just keep getting older.

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A Place to Call Home

Institutional children's homes have nearly vanished across America, but not in Ponca City, Okla., where The American Legion still fulfills an oath made long ago.

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Patriot Slave

After finding a little-known Revolutionary War hero in her family tree, a genealogical researcher wants to restore his legacy.

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No cold pills in Iraq

The following words came from an e-mail sent by Army Pfc. Troy Ruffin (right) on July 4, 2007. A combat medic with the Third Infantry Division, Ruffin recently returned from deployment in Iraq.

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River Runner

World War II glider pilot still shoots the whitewater at 91.

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"Showdown: Air Combat"

Military Channel launches series on historic aerial dogfight.

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A Salute to Military Fathers

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

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Saddle Magic

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

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Our Other Immigration Problem

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

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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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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Signature Wound of the War

"People think this is new. It's not. Go back to World War I. Same kind of discussion back then. We need to figure this out. VA and DoD are going to work very closely on this. There is tremendous synergy on this." - Dr. James B. Peake, secretary of VA, in a recent interview with The American Legion Magazine

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TBI: 'Better and better and better.'

IED-wounded veteran defies the odds in his battle with TBI.

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TBI: Coming to

Veteran doctor revives patients from comas thought to be permanent.

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TBI: Music of the mind

Minnesota research center translates brain actions into a musical language.

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TBI: Minds over motion

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

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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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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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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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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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Washington commits to Africa

Washington commits to Africa

Fighting Islamic fundamentalism, the free flow of energy and providing AIDS relief are among U.S. strategic interests in Africa.

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