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Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
Seventy percent of American adults want to let gays serve openly in the military.

'Don't ask, don't tell': The final countdown?

The Obama administration is fighting a ruling that would abruptly end the policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. So much for "change"?

 
Gays in the Military : Essay
'Don't ask, don't tell' remains in effect.

The last word: A gay soldier's plea

How 'don’t ask, don’t tell' erodes what’s best about military life. By Anonymous

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
Sen. John McCain and his fellow Republicans blocked a repeal on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

What's next for 'don't ask, don't tell'?

The GOP prevents a vote on repealing the policy barring gays from serving openly in the military. Is the issue settled?

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
A federal judge has ruled that "don't ask, don't tell" violates gay troops' rights to free speech.

'Don't ask, don't tell' ruled unconstitutional: First reactions

A federal judge says the military's ban on gay service members violates the First Amendment. What now?

 
U.S. Military : Instant Guide
Army suicides have risen in recent months. Why?

The Army's suicide epidemic: A concise guide

June was the deadliest month for Army suicides since Vietnam. What's behind this record-breaking, tragic rise?

 
Gays in the Military : Opinion Brief
The Pentagon building.

The Pentagon's $4.4 million 'gaydar' project

The military is polling rank-and-file soldiers to see how they feel about repealing 'don't ask, don't tell.' Is that wise?

 
Gen. McChrystal : Best Column
Should Gen. McChrystal be put in charge of coming up with an Iraq exit strategy?

McChrystal's last mission

The disgraced general deserves to lead one last mission, says Christopher Hitchens at Slate — and take charge of our withdrawal from Iraq

 
Gen. McChrystal : Burning Question
Retired from the military, Gen. Stanley McChrystal has to decide what's next for him.

Gen. McChrystal's new life?

Having lost a career he built over a lifetime, says Ellen Knickmeyer in The Daily Beast, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan is asking "what's next?"

 
Gen. McChrystal : Opinion Brief
Commander General Stanley McChrystal.

McChrystal: Was Rolling Stone wrong to expose him?

Some members of the media say the reporter who brought down Gen. McChrystal recklessly broke an "unspoken" agreement to protect the military

 
Gen. McChrystal : Excerpt
Obama and McChrystal chat at the White House in 2009.

How Obama decided to fire McChrystal

How long did it take President Obama to decide that Gen. Stanley McChrystal had to go? About one paragraph, says Mike Allen in Politico

 
Gen. McChrystal : The Bullpen
Robert Shrum

Robert Shrum: Seven days in June

A week ago, the president was on the ropes, and critics of all political stripes were questioning his ability to rise to the occasion. Today, no one should be

 
Gen. McChrystal : Reader Poll
Polls

What's your opinion on McChrystal's 'insubordinate' remarks?

Take our reader poll: Do you think Gen. McChrystal intentionally gave Rolling Stone inflammatory quotes to effectively "shoot himself in the foot" and end his career?

 
Gen. McChrystal : First Reactions
Gen. Petraeus will take over for McChrystal.

McChrystal out, Petraeus in: First reactions

President Obama has relieved the scandal-plagued McChrystal of his Afghan command and, in a surprise move, given the job to David Petraeus

 
Gen. McChrystal : The List
Obama's famously even-tempered, but his temper has flared occasionally.

McChrystal: A short history of other 'furious' Obama moments

The disrespectful criticism from Obama's commander in Afghanistan reportedly isn't the first thing to test the president's temper. Here, five other boiling points

 
Gen. McChrystal : Timeline
McChrystal is under fire for comments he and his staff made to a Rolling Stone reporter

Gen. McChrystal vs. Obama: A timeline

The troublesome — some say "insubordinate" — general has been publicly clashing with the White House almost since he took over as commander in Afghanistan

 
Gen. McChrystal : Opinion Brief
Will Stanley McChrystal's critical remarks end his career?

Will Gen. McChrystal lose his job?

Obama is reportedly "furious" over the Afghanistan commander's "mocking" remarks in a Rolling Stone profile. Is the general guilty of "insubordination"?

 
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