While foreign-born "natives" imagine India with grand religious tradition or Bollywood songs, to people in places like Sri Lanka, India is a neighborhood bully -- an interfering sibling at best and a manipulative oppressor at worst.
September 18 marked the 25th anniversary of the last military takeover in Myanmar in 1988. That was the third major military intervention in the count...
After the dust has settled, though, Obama and like-minded American politicians must learn from the Syrian mistake.
On the day HuffPost Hawaii launched, I had the chance to sit down briefly -- nine minutes, to be exact -- with Honolulu Civil Beat publisher and CEO P...
We have taken it upon ourselves to carry the encumbrance of all that should have been done. Even though these thoughts of conjecture bare no fact, they have somehow embedded themselves into the already troubled minds and hearts of the responders.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has named me a "nerd-in-residence." The Department of Veterans Affairs is doing some really good stuff for vets that no one hears about, catching up since 2009. I've helped, in a very minor way, for several years; now I gotta do more.
The crisis of what to do with the use of chemical weapons within Syria was anticipated by Eleanor Roosevelt when the world did not listen to her.
There is simply no metric by which any of us can measure the president's direction. He is heading neither north nor south, east nor west; his compass is spinning from point to point to point, never resting for more than a moment on a firm heading.
As we see these new students enrolling at our campuses, we need to pause and reflect on how to help them more successfully "crosswalk" from war to work, from military life to a residential campus.
Senior military leaders have repeatedly told Congress and the public that they have "zero tolerance" for sexual assaults in the ranks and that they have changed the culture to address the crisis.
When talking about suicide prevention this month, do not forget these families or allow discomfort to make you miss their stories and message. TAPS is about honoring the life that was lived, and the service that was rendered.
The original concept of a hero, at least to the ancient Greeks, was that of a demi-god, the child of a god and a mortal, in other words a human with god-like characteristics of bravery and self-sacrifice.
I have concluded that intervention in Syria goes against America's national security, international credibility, economic interest, and moral center.
It came when President Obama acknowledged the Russian proposal for Syria to avert war by agreeing to destroy its chemical weapons stock as "a potentially positive development." It was quintessentially an un-Bush moment when suddenly this presidential "decider" seemed possessed of a brain capable of reversing his disastrous course.
Better screening for and treatment of mental health disorders can help ensure that those who are facing these issues are getting the treatment they need.
Now is the time for Congress to think about war-making in a context broader than Syria. President Obama has opened up the possibility for seriously rethinking the relationship of our elected branches in war-making in the post-9/11 era. It would be wonderful not to miss this opportunity for reform.