How do we fix something that is broken beyond our control? On the other hand, doing nothing is no longer an option. One of my favorite sayings is, "politics it too important to leave to the politicians."
Tattoos went mainstream long after I started putting orthotics in my comfort shoes, and I sit firmly entrenched in the generation who think they can create a bad first impression -- with us and with citizens of other nations who they encounter. Sure styles have changed and you can deface your body however you see fit. But for our soldiers representing our country, I'd rather you proclaim that you were 'born to be wild' under your shirt sleeves.
This "crisis in the chaplaincy" is a self-inflicted wound caused by those who want special rights for service members and chaplains who share their particular conservative religious beliefs.
Travel advisories were issued and travelers were made to think that sexual assaults were limited to India. But in reality, rape is a critical problem worldwide. And in our own backyard, numbers show that it is a also a widespread problem in the Unites States.
As the sun sets on the longest wars in American history, it is shocking -- but not surprising -- that veteran suicides persist.
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.