25 posts tagged military
Rachel Maddow points out the shocking number of mass gun killings in the U.S., and criticizes lazy civilian media for using military service as shorthand for a false stereotype when the shooter happens to be a veteran.
Frances Rivera reports on what we know about the suspected shooter who opened fire at the Fort Hood military post.
Col. Irving Smith speaks to Patrick Murphy about how the military became desegregated and how it can sometimes be an agent for change.
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The government shutdown caused some unintended interference for U.S. troops overseas on Sunday: no NFL games on the Armed Forces Network.
But with many civilian employees set to be recalled, games will now resume for soldiers abroad–among the most popular programming for deployed military members.
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Same-sex married couples will no longer be denied veteran’s benefits, attorney general Eric Holder said Wednesday, despite a provision of federal law that defines spouses as being off the opposite sex.
“Decisions by the Executive not to enforce federal laws are appropriately rare. Nevertheless,” Holder wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, “the unique circumstances presented here warrant non-enforcement.”
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