U.S. Army turns to Disney for help

The U.S. Army is paying Disney $800,000 to turn frowns upside down at Walter Reed Hospital. Can it be long before Disney is helping to win hearts and minds in Iraq and Afghanistan, too?


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For technical reasons, this is not the same login you may have already set up for our main Web site, which runs on a different software platform.

If you go through with registration you'll notice that we have a pretty legalistic comments policy. Please do give it a careful read, but the gist of it is this: Treat the Passport comments section like you would your grandmother's living room. Do that, and everyone will get along and we'll have a nice, friendly discussion.

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