The rates of suicide, unemployment, and homeless for veterans continue to rise. I believe this has a lot to do with the civilian-military divide, compounded by the media sensationalizing PTSD.
It is extremely challenging to get service members (and others) to get treatment for the symptoms of PTSD with the negative connotations people already heap atop mental illness, let alone with the insinuation that these people are somehow killers in waiting.
There are signs that Brazil's already hyper-militarized culture of public security provision is becoming even more securitized. Nowhere are the risks more evident than in Rio de Janeiro where 4,000 federal forces were deployed this month to occupy the city´s most violent favelas, including Maré.
Here is what we know so far about the recent tragedy at Ft. Hood. We know that 34-year-old U.S. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez was born in Puerto Rico. He...
Most of the time, it's likely that the slang you hear has a positive connotation, but not always. It's useful to know whether you're receiving praise or a poke. You might even be able to surprise your veteran co-workers by dropping some military jargon of your own.
Jesus challenged the political and religious belief systems of his day. And worldly powers feared Jesus because he dared to speak truth to power in a time when doing so often cost a person his life.
Instead of voters picking politicians, why are politicians deciding on who has the right to vote? Instead of Congress governing, why is Congress obstructing its governance?
Luckily, more attention and focus is being shed on the struggle so many military spouses are facing as it relates to employment, and employers are starting to realize that military spouses are a perfect match for their open positions.
When masculinity is defined by power and aggression, sexual violence is the result.
Given the fact that military men and women sacrifice so much, I believe that all members of the military regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation deserve to be honored and respected. Sadly, black women of the U.S. army are being severely dishonored and disrespected by Army Regulation 670-1.
Questions of "how/why" always remain during times of shock and trauma related to our country's tragedies around shootings. What we should know is that we cannot look the other way.
No one can pretend to read Putin's mind but one thing is a fact by now: economic sanctions so far have had little impact on Russian leader. Threatening more sanctions if Russia were to invade is not likely to prevent an invasion anymore than it did in Crimea.
So often when we suffer, we feel alone or as if ours is the most insurmountable pain there is, but our fellow man also suffers; we are not separate, but rather bound by paralleled sameness
Give up on humanity? No, I will not choose that option. But I will call us all to new commitments. Military bases, work places, school campuses, households, houses of worship are all places to notice those in need, to ask, to care, to really care.
America has never been as close to the dream of universal healthcare for all -- and a shift away from war as a national vocation -- than we are today. It is a fact to be celebrated and more importantly, fought for in ways that make sense for each of us in our own way.
For those in the military and their families, the wars are not yet over. The recent shooting at Fort Hood is a reminder that the wars will not even be over when those in uniform come home.