Millions of men and women have fought to defend our country. There are special challenges dealing with veterans who return from war-zones. The least we can do is make sure that they have the opportunity to succeed when they return.
Twenty million dollars was spent on the war in Afghanistan just during Gen. David Petraeus's testimony to Congress this morning. This month, we are on track to spend more than $10 billion in Afghanistan. And for what?
As we reflect on this moment, it is worth remembering our moral power is even more relevant in this century than the last -- our foreign policy and national security structures must finally reflect this.
Forced to choose between the recommendations of the US military and the extreme views of Senators Jon Kyl and Jim DeMint, enough Republican senators are going military to win Senate approval of the New START treaty this week.
For years I marveled at the military's leadership in advancing the cause of civil rights within the ranks. It now has an opportunity to prove that the institution can be hospitable and welcoming to openly gay men and women.
Pelosi is in a unique position to weigh in, since the House could put the Afghanistan drawdown in writing when it considers the war supplemental, by approving an amendment introduced by Reps. McGovern and Obey.