The holidays are a time of celebration, of family, of homecomings. Every November and December, when our sons come home from college, I watch my wife redouble her efforts to ensure we are comfortable. That got me thinking about those who do this on an everyday basis.
Dogs saved countless thousands of American soldiers' lives. But, unlike their human soldiers who returned home after their tours of service, these courageous canines were left in country because there was no official protocol or the means to bring them back to the US. That is, until this past week
Volunteering is a hard decision to make. It pulls these soldiers away from their towns, their pals and their support systems. Every day they are in harm's way. If we can continue to support our service members of today, it will only strengthen our military for tomorrow.
The Obama Administration should invert this penchant for nuclear disarmament on the United States and other nuclear powers, as it is not only a global safety measure, but would be an immense cost saving measure
Over 5,000 people turned out for the Climate March human chain in Brussels on Sunday, November 29th, despite a militaristic lockdown in the capital of Europe forbidding peaceful demonstrations.
So what's our next president to do to meet the challenge of China's growing "carrier killer" arsenal of missiles, mines, cruise missile-equipped catamarans, and ultra-quiet diesel-electric submarines?
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.
If we are to cease the threat that perpetrates our world, we must devise a strategy that permits the salvation of the innocent while eliminating those who threaten our very way of life. We must move forward in unity, with one clear message: "Never forget and never again."
Few things bring the country together during the year like football and Thanksgiving is no exception. For millions of families, watching football on Thanksgiving is as much a part of the day as turkey, stuffing, or sweet potato pie.
As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I have deep admiration for our military. However, serving our country is a tremendous sacrifice -- one that should not come with the cost of military members not being able to raise a family of their own.
After 15 years of war it is plain to all but the most recalcitrant that the US cannot afford the All-Volunteer Force. Indeed, it is going to break the bank.
If you were like many Americans on November 12 of this year, you did take time to honor those who have fought - and still fight for - our country. Perhaps you were there personally to watch the parades that day which took place in the largest and smallest cities.
Veteran's Day is a time for all Americans to take a day off and thank our servicemembers and veterans for their sacrifices in stepping up to protect our country's freedom. The week after Veterans Day is when our active duty go back to their installations, and the rest of Americans go back to business in their regular lives.
Paid patriotism is at odds with genuine patriotism. Protecting the authenticity of our patriotism is a duty of citizenship. It should be a duty of our government, too. And shame on sports organizations that seek payment to express their patriotism.
With the effort to stay atop the latest innovations in digital marketing, many advertisers are overlooking media channels that still have great efficacy. When we look deeper at print media in the military community, it starts to make sense in the context of an overall campaign.
Last week was a big one for veterans, the most important news being the 240th birthday of one of the greatest institutions known to man -- the United States Marine Corps. Next year will mark a decade since I raised my right hand and joined something so much bigger than myself.