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Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act. (Flickr photo by 
ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER)
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act. (Flickr photo by ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER)
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Is It Time to Bring Back The Draft?

Under current law, almost all male US citizens, and some male immigrants living in the US, between the ages of 18 to 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

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HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: People take part in an anti-nuclear power protest on the 66th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on August 6, 2011 in Hiroshima, Japan. The world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by the United States during World War II, killing an estimated 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: People take part in an anti-nuclear power protest on the 66th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on August 6, 2011 in Hiroshima, Japan. The world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by the United States during World War II, killing an estimated 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
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The Nuclear Age: Sixty-Eight Years Ago

Not only is the United States of America the only country to have used nuclear weapons during wartime, they are also the only country to do it twice.

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jburgin, Flickr
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Military Member Sues After Pacifist Landlord Tells Him to Rent Elsewhere

A Boston landlord and self-proclaimed pacifist has found herself in hot water of the legal sort after she told a military member his service presented a “conflict of interest” and suggested he find an apartment someplace else.

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy Comes to an End for the Military [VIDEO]

The policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which has been in place since the Clinton administration, became a thing of the past at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday when the United States became one of more than 40 countries worldwide allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces.

“They will no longer have to lie in order to help protect us,” said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin in a statement. “The end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is an important victory not just for equality, but integrity.”

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Active Duty Military Members March In San Diego's Gay Pride Parade
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On The Verge of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Repeal, Gay Men In The Military Give GQ Revealing Interviews

In less than 20 days, the 'Don't ask Don't Tell' policy will be removed from the U.S. Military allowing people of any sexual preference to openly serve his/her country. This ban has been in affect for 17 years and has caused over 13,000 military personnel to be expelled from the armed services. We often hear much debate coming from the mouths of politicians and media moguls, but what about the actual people it affects? The service men and women helping keep this country free. GQ sat down with a few military persons to help show the side of the story kept silent for the past 17 years.

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Ben Stansall, Getty Images
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Britain’s Prince Harry to Train at US Military Bases This Fall

Prince Harry, or Capt. Harry Wales as he is known to his friends, will spend two months in America training on Apache helicopter gunships.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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US Military Suffers Deadliest Month in Afghanistan in August with 66 Fatalities

August was officially the deadliest month for US troops fighting in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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International Forces Kill Taliban Insurgents Responsible for Shooting Down US Helicopter

In a Pentagon news conference on Wednesday, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said international forces killed the Taliban fighters that shot down a Chinook helicopter last weekend, killing 38 US and Afghan forces.

The top insurgent leader remains at large and other details are vague, but a statement from the International Security Assistance Force said, “After an exhaustive manhunt, Special Operations forces located Mullah Mohibullah and the after receiving multiple intelligence leads and tips from local citizens. The two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture.”

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Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty

The Army has announced that Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a military court and is eligible for the death penalty for his role in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas.

An attorney for the former military psychiatrist, who's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the deadly rampage, wanted capital punishment taken off the table. It has not yet been decided whether an insanity defense will be used.

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Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn, and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter
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Boeing Receives $35 Billion Military Contract

Boeing lands the $35 billion military contract to build 179 tankers. The battle for the contract was between Boeing Co. and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. and many believed the later would come out with the contract but Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn stated that Boeing was the "clear win".

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