Ever since the end of the Cold War in 1991, the United States has lacked a vision of what it wanted to do in the world and how its military should carry out part of that plan.
I was proud to work to require insurance plans under the ACA to cover services vital to new mothers, which include access to breast pumps, as well as lactation support and counseling. Unfortunately, TRICARE, the health insurance provided to members of the military and their families, does not cover some of these same critical services.
Just as the seemingly impregnable Honecker regime rapidly disintegrated along with the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the Kim dynasty in North Korea has been expected to collapse at any minute. This minute, of course, has lasted for more than two decades.
When you're having a day like I did, believing there's no way you can get through it -- sit back, relax and breathe.
Because of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Caregiver Rule, Brett's employer kept his job open so Brett had the time to care for his brother. Now Brett's back at his job in Chicago, and Kyle is doing great. Like the brothers' situation illustrates, these support systems can have a significant impact on the day-to-day hardships caregivers face.
Coffman said: "Certainly an advisory role, but certainly not anything beyond that. And that's if requested. I think we have to be very careful once out about reentering that particular conflict. I would say, in terms of regular troops on the ground, absolutely not." There are three points why, despite his moderate wording, Coffman is calling for yet another war.
The military teaches you to always think of the team first. This can present a challenge when competing for a job in the civilian sector. Servicemembers are not always comfortable bragging about their accomplishments, or speaking in "I" or "me."
For the Democratic hawks, Afghanistan was going to be the good war, but Obama has learned, as did then-President Jimmy Carter more than 30 years ago, that the Afghans are not to be toyed with.
Federal agencies have this morning launched a new online complaint system where veterans, service members, and their families can report on problems...
When powerful men like the president of the United States make clear, unequivocal statements like this, it makes it easier -- for men especially -- to derive the strength necessary to do likewise.
Gallup headlined on 28 January 2014, "Democrats and Republicans Differ on Top Priorities," and reported that the biggest difference between supporters...
Being self-critical is never easy, but it's paramount to understanding how your company is functioning, and what you can do to improve it.
The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?
Despite public heralding of the brand new Pentagon rules signaling a renewed commitment to religious accommodation, the rules actually generate more confusion than promise. The Sikh American community in particular wonders, what will America's military finally look like America?
He's not the only one learning. Having a friend in the military changes a lot of things. You get really good at writing letters, a dying art. You get a little more patriotic. This, your friend, training to defend your country.
It comes in the form of discriminating against veterans by age or by the conflict in which they served. And it manifests in the form of veterans charities not assisting all veterans in need or employers not hiring all qualified veterans, regardless of age.