iOS app Android app

Support the Troops

Mission First: What Both Candidates Get Wrong

Ray Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Kimball

What both candidates have gotten wrong is the old adage of "Mission First, Troops Always" -- that no matter how much you want to take care of those under your command, your unit's assigned mission must come before their personal well-being.

War Was Out of Sight, Out of Mind at McCain Town Hall

Dave Tiffany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Tiffany

With 155,000 U.S. troops in Iraq facing mortal danger daily and dealing with the toll of repeated tours, you'd think that the war might warrant at least one question at John McCain's Town Hall.

My Conversation with Jim Webb

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2008-06-11-tavispull.jpgSen. Webb discusses the opposition to the GI bill from President Bush and a fellow Vietnam vet and Senate colleague, John McCain.

Don't Throw Sergeant VerSteegh from His House

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

In the latest evidence that neocons "support the troops" as long as it doesn't cost anything to them or their rich elitist friends, they don't want to help soldiers facing foreclosure.

Tell John McCain to Stand Up For Our Troops and Veterans

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Cornell du Houx

When I joined the Marines, I didn't rely on the educational benefits advertised because I knew Congress hadn't fulfilled the promise of the G.I. Bill. It's disheartening to watch McCain cozy up to Bush at the expense of fellow veterans.