AP: “Some rules after repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’”

Egypt’s high court invalidates parliamentary elections; military rulers may take over lawmaking

Women Don’t Belong in Ranger School

    Stephen Kilcullen at the Wall Street Journal: “Ninety-percent of our senior [infantry] officers are Ranger qualified,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently said. “If we determine that we’re going to allow women to go into infantry and be successful, they’re probably at some time going to have to go to Ranger School.” But does changing the fabric of the military culture to improve the odds of individual achievement make sense for the military? Do individuals serve the military or does the military serve them? Remember, this is an all-volunteer force.

  • Posted: 06/13/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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Air Force clears Born in COIN allegation

Chaplain endorsers: Bibles should stay in Military Exchange System

ACLU: Three-Star General Targets Military Ban on Abortion Coverage in New Ad

Religious Beards Continue To Violate Military and Police Grooming Standards

Federal Court: Former West Point Cadet May Challenge “Cadet’s Prayer”

‘Tension exists’ because of military ‘gay’ policy

Congress petitioned to victimize taxpayers by funding military abortions in cases of rape

Christian symbols at Camp Pendleton: Marines defend, deserve freedom of speech

Same-sex ceremony in military chapel raises need for congressional action | Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty

Congressman Todd Akin Statement on Same Sex Ceremony on Military Base

DOD looks to foreign allies for help passing Law of the Sea treaty

Ron Paul: War Drums for Syria?

Marriage and family — a hidden casualty of war

US military strategy fails when religious liberty is ignored

1st female fighter pilot tapped as wing commander

Military Moms Breastfeeding in Uniform Stir Controversy

Egypt: Elections – a Choice Between Islamic Dictatorship and Military Authoritarianism

Abortion funding fight could complicate defense spending legislation

Knights of Columbus Joins Legal Defense of 10th Mountain Division War Memorial

Mamas in Combat Boots: Right to serve? Duty to enroll in Selective Service?

    Lyle Denniston has this post at Constitution Daily (:Constitution Check: Do women have a constitutional right to serve in military combat?:): There are more recent precedents, but they seem to point in opposite directions. In 1981, in the case of Rostker v. Goldberg, the Court upheld the policy that limited the military draft to men . . . But in 1996, in the case of United States v. Virginia, the Court struck down a males-only admissions policy at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., partly because it shut women out of a channel leading toward potential careers in the military.

  • Posted: 05/29/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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Poll: Romney tops Obama by 28 points among male veterans

Female soldiers sue to end combat ban

“President Objects To House Passed Defense Bill’s LGBT Related Provisions”

Two Female Soldiers Sue U.S. Defense Secretary On Combat Policy

Obama Admin pushes for sea treaty

As a Chaplain, Must I Always Publicly Pray in Jesus’ Name?

    Russell D. Moore at Christian Post: I’m a committed evangelical Christian, and also a chaplain with responsibility for people from all sorts of religious backgrounds. I am called on to pray at many functions, with mixed audiences. Some over me are pressuring me not to end my prayers “in Jesus’ name” but to instead pray more inclusively to God, generally. I can pray “in Your name” and that seems to solve the problem. I mean Jesus, of course, but it wouldn’t be as patently offensive and it would enable me to minister here longer and more effectively. Is that ethical?

  • Posted: 05/21/2012
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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Gary McCaleb: No Rights of Conscience for Military Chaplains?

White House ‘Strongly Objects’ to Legislation Protecting Conscience of Military Chaplains

ACLU Blog: “Combat Exclusion for Women Should No Longer Be the Rule”

Debate over marriage definition shifts to Congress

Defense Secretary Panetta favors United Nations oversight of world oceans

“House Armed Services vote bans gay marriage on military bases”

Committee Adopts Akin Amendment Protecting Religious Liberty in the Military

Morning Meme: Amendment One Passes, You Can Win a Date With Parker Young, and Johnny Depp Names His Willy Wonka Inspiration | AfterElton

9-11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing

Military religious leaders report pressure, backlash over beliefs

House seeks to intervene in defense of DOMA in military benefits case

AG: RI memorial with cross ‘transcends religion’, Former National Guard Head organizes rally

RI: City opts to fight for memorial

Ron Paul: The Costs of War: Military Mental Health staff increased to 20,590 amid rising suicide epidemic

Trend towards Christianity among Iranian armed forces on rise

Liberty Counsel Offers Woonsocket Pro-Bono Legal Assistance to Defend War Memorial

2011 U.S. Army Suicides Reached Unprecedented Level

Congressman wants Navy ship named after homosexual activist

Cash-strapped RI city backing down in cross fight

Marine Corps discharges sergeant for Facebook posts critical of Obama

Pentagon suspends class teaching ‘inflammatory’ material on Islam to officers

CA: Mojave Desert Veteran’s Memorial Cross case settled

Marines Moving Women Toward the Front Lines

RI: Cross in Group’s Crosshairs

Gary McCaleb: Putting Faith Under House Arrest

Chaplain endorsers: Bibles should stay in Air Force lodging

Joel Oster: Soldiers At Camp Pendleton Have Religious Freedom As Well

Atheists complain to Secretary of Navy over Marine squadron name: “Crusaders”

Family Research Council Sues U.S. Navy for Records about Decision to Ban Bibles from Walter Reed

TMLC Readies to Defend Memorial Crosses at Marine Base Atop Mount Horno

ACLJ continues battle against atheists over Camp Pendleton Memorial Crosses

Air Force apparently will remove Bibles from on-base lodging rooms

Military marriages show a surprising level of resilience

Judge blocks request to block Marine’s discharge for criticizing Obama on Facebook

Prosecutors say Marine sold “Nobama” stickers

Two senators chastise China over counterfeit military parts

Air Force Drops Course Reading That Encouraged Chapel Attendance

Military academies hold first “gay pride” events

Obama authorizes himself to declare martial law

Non-Liturgical Navy Chaplains Can Move Ahead On Some Claims, But No Reconsideration of Establishment Clause Ruling

Log Cabin Republicans awarded attorney fees in DADT case even though case vacated

Pat Buchanan: “Is the GOP Becoming a War Party?”

    Patrick Buchanan at Townhall: Today’s GOP front-runners — Newt, Mitt and Rick Santorum — all clearly believe that a warlike stance toward Iran will appeal to the evangelical base and to Jewish voters who went for Obama by 57 points in 2008. But they are rolling the dice with a war-weary America. Ron Paul, whose youth vote the party needs and who receives the largest number of contributions from the military, has split with them on Iran.

  • Posted: 03/09/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: townhall.com

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