Who would've ever thought, after years of relentless cost-cutting in the halls of Washington, that the federal government actually spends our money on important stuff? Who would've thought that wars cost money, and tax cuts cost money, and maintaining our infrastructure costs money?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 29, 2014 How unusu...
Boko Haram's kidnapping of Muslim school girls in Nigeria has turned the education of Muslim girls into an internationally debated question. I come from Afghanistan, the first country where Muslim girls' education was turned into a global cause célèbre in 2001.
How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.
Another Memorial Day has passed. It's supposed to be a solemn occasion to honor our military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while in se...
It is our task, our challenge to envision this invisible Afghanistan, to enable it, to seek the spark that can ignite the flames of hope and enthusiasm within everyday Afghans.
My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...
The two Annapolis graduates had been roommates, and this pairing formed a lasting relationship and a tight bond of friendship. When both were killed in action three years apart, the families ultimately decided they should be buried side-by-side in Arlington National Cemetery.
Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price, while showing our appreciation, support and respect to those who continue to serve. Perhaps the best way to honor the fallen and injured is to continue their legacy in our future heroes.
I support our troops to the core -- as human brothers and sisters of mine (and as a member of a military family). Would you want to send your family members to war? Do you even know what that means? Have you really thought about it?
Lawmakers today are for some reason reticent about using the same credit card that funded the wars to adequately fund veterans' health care costs.
The candidates must accept the final results of the runoff, and remain open to working together in the next government. If the loser feeds a frenzy of public opposition, it could lay the groundwork for something like the civil war that tore the country apart and opened the door to Taliban rule in the 1990s.
Having retired from VA last September, after 12 years there as a speechwriter for four secretaries, and another 20 years in other lanes of federal service, I look at the scene from a distance through the strong field glasses of professional experience with many of the players.
Hands up, who's visited the most hostile battlefronts in the very middle of the longest war in American history? No? Me, neither. However, having viewed The Hornet's Nest, the new documentary set within the conflict in Afghanistan I got a sense of the real issues -- not the Hollywood representation; the real stuff -- being imparted to the viewer.
The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan announced the results of the 2014 presidential election on Thursday, saying there will be a runoff ...
On April 29, 2007, 1st Lt. Travis Manion made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. While leading a counterattack against the enemy, drawing fire away from his wounded comrades, Travis was fatally wounded by a sniper. His actions allowed ever other member of his patrol to survive.