Men and women who join the military do so out of a profound sense of service to the country. We owe them a debt of gratitude, not a blind eye.
Thank God for Drones. I've been worried sick that my gaming 11-year-old would have no future in the job market. What a breath of relief for parents today to know down the recession road their elementary school kids have job security out of college policing the Middle East as a Drone pilot.
Despite the ongoing polarization between political parties in Washington, women in this case have united across the aisle to question how the military handles sexual and gender-based violence.
I have often heard former military colleagues say that the nation is not at war -- the Army is at war. We have forged a self-perpetuating professional military caste that is largely distinct from the overall population.
Service members with loved ones with chronic illnesses are dependent upon the military health care insurance company for treatments and therapies only found in the civilian sector. However, it has become an increasing practice for Tricare to deny military families benefits, leaving many in a precarious position.
We want a professional, intact, clearheaded Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy. I am, however, increasingly convinced that reconstructing the American military will be far more difficult that refurbishing tanks, Humvees and helicopters. It will mean repairing people.
Rather than give lip service to victims and continued power to victimizers, the leaders must remove commanders from convening rape prosecutions.
Fortunately, there is one major area where Xi and Obama have already found common ground and can move the relationship forward - countering the nuclear threat from North Korea.
The last person Morsi would admire is Ronald Reagan. But as he and his cohorts keep trying to strong-arm Egypt towards an Islamic Republic, he might do well to heed Reagan's words: "Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root."
The United States has spent well over $3 trillion on its Iraq War, while suffering and inflicting much mayhem. Yet it is the studiously neutral government of China that has most clearly benefited from George W. Bush's folly.
The shift in regulations means that GIs planning protests can be hit with bad performance evaluations and in some cases even discharged. These soldiers can also receive "counseling statements," essentially bad marks in their record, for engaging in dissent.
Whistle blowing is essential to keeping the most powerful corporations and institutions in check and in line with the law. It should be praised and protected, not punished.
Of the thousands of family members I worked with, what I found most surprising, and affecting, was their trust.
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War should be noticeable. It should be about sacrifice. When there are men and women dying, we should be paying attention.
The people of South Sudan have taught us a powerful lesson: never surrender to pessimism. Their resilience, which brought them an independent country, has also helped South Sudan overcome the daunting challenges of going through eighteen long months virtually without government revenues.