I was told that when my father returned from Vietnam, he became very isolated, depressed, barely spoke, experienced extreme night terrors and did not leave the house for close to a year. The depression, anxiety and night terrors would continue years later, even after he was married with children.
e president would have us conduct a surgical war, "strong and smart" as he put it. His opponents want something that is significantly more strident: but both of them seem to be offering us the prospect of yet more war without end.
Here in Kabul, I've been with fellow activists to see Khalid Ahmad, aged 20, who survived the U.S.'s October 3 attack on the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Donald Trump, and his offensive proposal are just the symptom of a larger cancer that's gripping large swaths of America. Even if Donald Trump drops out of the race, tomorrow, the fear that leads to his high poll numbers, and support for the ideas he espouses, will remain.
As the WHO is working to strengthen its capacity to monitor and report on attacks against hospitals, Watchlist encourages close coordination with UNICEF and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict to prevent duplication and complement monitoring efforts through the UN-led MRM.
An inability to reconcile errors and genocide of the past is a sure recipe to making similar blunders in the future. Right now the picture inside Pakistan is not pretty. Every province is facing insurgency or conflict of one kind or another.
Many feel the past few weeks have been a turning point in the history of terrorism. That may well turn out to be true, but it cuts two ways, because it was also a time of astonishing courage and hope in the face of terrorist aggression.
Religious communities can provide important sources of social support. Personal faith can provide solace and a sense of hope to men and women who endure constant stress and may have experienced traumatic events.
Not long ago we lost a great Sikh man, a public servant who lived the egalitarian and altruistic principles which define Sikhism -- Manmeet Singh Bhullar. Forever helping others, Manmeet died in a car accident while going to help a friend.
When she joined the WfWI training, Fatima noticed that many of the women in her neighborhood were working in isolation, and realized that together, they could start a small business.
One of the unique things surrounding America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the extraordinary number of books written by servicemen and women.
The Showtime documentary, "The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs," which will air Saturday night, pulls the curtain back on America's most secret agency and sheds light on its successes and failures.
Afghanistan has enormous economic potential as outlined in a recent US Army review; developing this is the key to stability.
The U.S. was born in war. Sometimes military action is necessary. But not often. Indeed, virtually never these days. Almost all of the conflicts so often initiated or joined by Washington implicate no important, let alone vital, interests. Most are far more likely to undermine than advance liberty and peace.
The book takes a particularly hard look at the role of the media in issues of war and peace, describing much of the mainstream media as "cheerleaders for war" that "have too often been a mouthpiece for politically motivated government propaganda."
As Middle Eastern conflicts raise tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Pakistan will find it increasingly challenging to navigate through the turmoil while maintaining a meaningful balance in its relationships with Riyadh and Tehran.