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Frontline Civilians: It's Time We Honor All Who Serve

Matt Zeller | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Matt Zeller

Instead of advocating for the return of the draft, Moulton was joining prominent leaders such as President Obama and General McChrystal (who is leading the Franklin Project) to call on all Americans to engage in some act of public service in their lifetime -- just as the civilians who I served with had done.

Honoring Civilian Service in Danger Zones

Anne Speckhard | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

A fact that is often overlooked these days, is that our wars are fought not only with soldiers, but with a great number of civilian workers going out alongside of them.

We Served Too: Some Thoughts After Benghazi Regarding Resilience of Civilians Deployed in Conflict Zones and High Threat Security Posts

Anne Speckhard | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

Soldiers are well trained and prepared psychologically to face armed conflict. Civilian contractors, government servants and diplomats -- who serve alongside and in support of our military -- are not as well trained, prepared or supported pre, during and post deployment as their military counterparts.

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner: An Interview

Ben Evans | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
Ben Evans

Baltimore two-piece Wye Oak's new album Civilian could easily be just another balloon floating (briefly) up to further crowd the skies of indie rock. Yet, it isn't.

Pakistani Politicians Agree: Make Amends to Victims of Conflict

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Politicians in Pakistan agree on little these days, but in the last two weeks I have seen consensus around at least one issue: the need to address civilian losses from armed conflict and terrorism in Pakistan.

It Is Time to Heal America's Civilian-Military Divide

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A recent survey shows 90% of military families believe that civilian communities do not understand their needs nor support the values and dignity that come with a military career. Short of returning to a draft, what is to be done?

A "Comprehensive Civilian/Military Effort" in Afghanistan? Hardly.

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

A new report out today by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction gives lie to the Pentagon's assertion of a "comprehensive civil and military effort" in Kandahar.

Why the Media Wants Americans to Donate to Haiti But Not Pakistan

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The American public does not know that Haiti is a nation that has long been been a thorn in the side of the American government while Pakistan is a nation which the U.S. already has great influence on.

McChrystal's Revenge: Everyone Hates Karl Eikenberry

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

McChrystal Reining In Special Forces In Wake Of Afghan Civilian Deaths

New York Times | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, has brought most American Special Operations forces under his direct control fo...

1:1 Proportionality: If You Want War, Why Not Try Fairness?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen C. Rose

I see no reason why in any war there should not be 1:1 proportionality, the idea of killing no more than have been killed by the enemy.

UN: Dozens Of Civilians Killed In Fighting Between Sri Lanka, Rebels

AFP | Amal Jayasinghe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO (AFP) -- The United Nations said Monday at least 30 civilians had been killed in fighting between government forces and rebels in Sri Lanka am...