Although Air-Sea Battle is often criticized as being a plan without a strategy, it actually reflects a major strategic shift, namely, to defeat China rather than accommodate its rise as a regional power. Air-Sea Battle goes way beyond the containment strategy employed against the USSR.
Independence Day is not just a great time to be with family and friends watching fireworks and enjoying the perfect barbeque. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts we, as Americans, have been given every day, as a community and as a country.
As we bask in these historic decisions, it's worth acknowledging some of the unsung patriots who carried the torch for the freedom to marry. No list is exhaustive, but each of these great Americans helped pave the way for marriage equality to become law.
It now clears any lingering doubt about Suu Kyi's political ambition. The question now is how can she assume the highest executive office. What are the available options, if any at all?
Government workers don't get much respect these days, and are sometimes the targets of unfair abuse. That's not right.
The franchising industry sees veterans as an opportunity. They generally are excellent matches for franchise systems, which reward adaptable, detail-oriented, diligent professionals who excel at following prescribed systems.
Treason is a word that dictators love to hurl at dissidents, and when both Cheney and Feinstein bring it back into favor, you know that courageous whistle-blowers like Snowden are not the enemy.
The insufficiency of this catch phrase as justification for opposing policy changes on issues of critical importance to our nation sound eerily familiar to those of us involved in previous efforts to change military policies.
The effort to help the men and women who have ...
The image of Buddhist monks, widely revered in this predominantly Buddhist country, has also been greatly tarnished by some holding divisive and radical views.
In my 25 years in the military there was a never a wink and a nod attitude about child molesters or barracks thieves. The military has to instill the same unforgiving attitude about those who sexually assault their teammates.
You can use something like TurboTax to do your own taxes. You get the right records, and use their software to submit an entire package. Veterans Affairs is now deploying something real similar.
Two years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden called on Goodwill and others to support our military veterans by participating in the Joining Forces campaign. Goodwill rose to that call.
The people attacking others and their rights are always the ones awash in power, clinging to it, choking it off for others. Anyone else trying to get their fair share? They are not "waging war." They are doing everything they can, from a place of significantly less power, to stand up for themselves.
How about some truly fresh thinking on national security? Here are five ideas that are more visionary than anything our sclerotic and self-absorbed bureaucracy will ever produce.