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July 1st, 2011
12:49 PM ET

Pizzas 4 Patriots to send 6,000 pies around the world this Monday

This July 4th, Pizzas 4 Patriots will be sending nearly six thousand pizzas to soldiers stationed around the world as a part of their "Operation Greatest Generation" in honor of the WWII generation.

Founder Mark Evans is on set today with Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi to talk about the project and what the reaction has been from the soldiers.

To help donate pizzas through the program, visit

Filed under: Military
June 15th, 2011
08:17 AM ET

Are the U.S.'s actions in Libya in violation of the War Powers Resolution?

The War Powers Resolution is a product of the Vietnam War when Congress believed the President was exerting too much military power. The Resolution requires that Congress approve military action ordered by the President after 60 days of a given military operation.

In the case of the United States' current involvement in Libya, the Congress argues President Obama is in violation of the War Powers Resolution, as the nation has been militarily involved in the North African nation for more than 60 days without the approval of Congress. However, President Obama has argued the U.S. is only in a support role in Libya, without any combat boots on the ground.

So, who is in the right? Professor Matthew Waxman, Associate Professor at Columbia Law School and a Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the War Powers Resolution with American Morning.

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Filed under: Libya • Military • U.S. • U.S. Troops
May 30th, 2011
10:40 AM ET

Tributes to Vietnam Veterans: The items left behind at the memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited and moving sites in Washington, D.C. Since it was built and dedicated, people have been leaving behind personal letters and mementos for fallen soldiers - items that are gathered at the end of each day and placed in a storage facility.

On American Morning this morning, Jan Scruggs, the founder and President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the man who conceived the idea to build the memorial, joins Christine Romans and Alina Cho from a storage facility where all these artifacts are being stored.

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Filed under: Memorial Day • Military
May 30th, 2011
09:59 AM ET

Mullen: U.S. and Pakistan have 'a vital relationship'

This morning, President Barack Obama is expected to name a replacement for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen, who is retiring at the end of the summer.

Adm. Mullen has also just returned from a trip to Pakistan, where he and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the relationship that has been strained since the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound.

Admiral Mullen joins American Morning live this morning with Christine Romans and Alina Cho to explain why this relationship with Pakistan is so important, and to share his Memorial Day message with the troops.

Filed under: Memorial Day • Military
May 30th, 2011
07:26 AM ET

Should women be fighting on the front lines in combat? A female Marine shares her experience

There are more than 200,000 women serving in the U.S. military around the world. While the U.S. still officially bans women from combat, many are still fighting and dying on the front lines.

In her book Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer's Combat Experiences in Iraq Jane Blair reveals what it's like to be a female soldier experiencing combat first-hand. How did she deal with male superior officers? What type of prejudices did she encounter from male soldiers? How did she connect with the Iraqi civilians who saw her as "the enemy?"

Jane joins Alina Cho and Christine Romans on American Morning this morning to talk about her new book and share her experience fighting on the front lines.

Filed under: Memorial Day • Military
May 30th, 2011
02:05 AM ET

Veteran job search assistance

On this Memorial Day, American Morning's thinking of our servicemen and women.

Below is a list of job search agents for U.S. veterans:

Filed under: Jobs • Military • U.S.
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