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Soldiers of Peace

On February 5, I visited the 24th military zone in the state of Morelos, Mexico, where I taught 200 members of the Mexican armed forces my system for inner peace. I have shared these simple teachings …

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Meet the Penguin Knighted by the Norwegian Army

You Ask Why, I Ask Why Not? And now for something completely different... I've just learned that the Norwegian King and Royal Guard have a great sense of humor. Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav II …

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K9 Wounded Warrior Retires

Lucca, an eight-year-old Belgian military working dog, plays at Camp Pendleton, California. Lucca deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan where she was injured by an improvised explosive device…

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Memorial Day: A Time to Appreciate

Memorial Day is a time to appreciate and honor the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families for the sacrifices they've made. Whatever our political or social views, we set all that asid…

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National Abandonment

Perhaps the single most devastating emotional pain we suffer is abandonment. Millions of children know this experience as their primary relationship to their parents, and the effects are wide-rangin…

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Military Dolphins Could Go to Iran

The U.S. military has trained a group of dolphins to detect mines placed in sea water. The dolphins find mines and drop transponders near them. These small wireless devices emit a sound human divers c…

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New Christmas Song for Military Families

This Christmas thousands of our troops are coming home. It seems only right that President Obama proclaimed November Military Family Month. In honor of the occasion, I wrote this new Christmas song…

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From Battlefields To Farmlands

Healing fields. Thatís what some U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan or Iraq are dreaming about, ahead of their return home. "I think the thought, the yearning of it gives them peace," Michael O'…

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Freedom Cupcakes?

I've never lost anyone I loved to war. In fact, I don't think that I know anyone who has died in war. That feels †absolutely remarkable given that I grew up with two parents who both served more t…

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Cleaning Up the Mess Hall: The Sad State of Military Grub

A few years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Army Staff Sergeant Guy Winks, who is a professionally trained Army chef and held the proud distinction that he had fed hundreds and thousands of his…

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