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Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

As you gather with your family today, remember the men and women who make it possible.

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Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

House Armed Services Committee Chairman sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting a briefing on the decision to use federal criminal courts to prosecute Guantanamo detainees.

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Hill comes away from Bethesda impressed

Hill comes away from Bethesda impressed

The attitudes of the servicemembers recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda are amazing, but not shocking, to National Commander Clarence Hill.

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USS New York a 'symbol of this city'

USS New York a 'symbol of this city'

Legionnaires and former NYPD members become emotional as the USS New York is commissioned.

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USS New York commissioned into U.S. fleet

USS New York commissioned into U.S. fleet

On 9/11, terrorists took down a symbol of America when they attacked the World Trade Center towers. But Saturday’s commissioning of the USS New York created a new symbol of America and its people.

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The Great Reversal: Wilson's decision for war

On the evening of April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson delivered one of the most famous addresses in U.S. history; he asked Congress to recognize that a state of war existed between the United States and Germany.

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Legion to attend 2010 Defense Authorization Act signing today

Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion’s Washington office, will attend the 2010 Defense Authorization Act signing at the White House today at 2:30 p.m.

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Urban warfare in a rural setting

Urban warfare in a rural setting

American Legion commission members and Legionnaires toured the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during the 2009 Fall Meetings in Indianapolis.

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Gold Star Mother disgusted with AP decision

Decision to show the world a Marine in his final moments crossed the line, says woman who lost her Marine son to war in 2006.

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AP photo of fallen Marine infuriates Hill

The Associated Press rejected a request by a grieving family and Defense Secretary Robert Gates to withhold a photo of a Marine dying from combat wounds in Afghanistan. The Legion stands by the family.

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Mullen: Cultural sensitivity needed in Middle East

Mullen: Cultural sensitivity needed in Middle East

Adm. Mike Mullen, JCS chairman, says that greater understanding of Middle East culture can help to resolve conflict in that region.

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The threat of a new missile age

The threat of a new missile age

The risk of electromagnetic pulse devastation is greater than ever. Why does Washington dismiss it?

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Laptop theft compromises Guard data

Contractor’s stolen laptop had personal info on 131,000 National Guardsmen.

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Obama will block release of detainee photos

President Barack Obama has moved to block the release of controversial photographs depicting the abuse of detainees in Iraqi and Afghan prisons.

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Napolitano apologizes to veterans

 Napolitano apologizes to veterans

Homeland Security chief apologized to veterans during an April 16 interview on CNN, after The American Legion and other veterans service organizations objected to a report about right-wing extremism, issued by her office.

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Is Empire a Dirty Word?

Is Empire a Dirty Word?

The founding fathers’ answer may surprise you.

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