Though victims acknowledged that drones often kill militants, they decried the strikes for the harm they cause to civilians and claimed that they are ineffective at combating militancy in the long-run.
More than nine years have passed since the attacks of September 11th. Thousands of hours and pages of terrorism-related information remain untranslated. Yet, a soldier's ability to communicate on the ground is as vital to her or his safety as a bulletproof vest.
What I saw and learned in L'Isle-Jourdain, France made me examine some of the preconceptions and misconceptions we have about the patriotism and courage of the French people and about their gratitude towards Americans.
The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration need to take steps to hirecompetent, well trained mental health professionals to treat the soldiers and veterans suffering from military related illnesses.
An underground current in the U.S. military's officer corps believes that their legally elected civilian leaders can be disobeyed if an officer believes their orders to be "immoral." This, ladies and gentlemen, is a real problem.
The cost in resources and lives to bring fuel to Afghanistan and Iraq is just too great. Fossil fuel is imported, and for every 24 fuel convoys, one soldier or civilian working on transport was killed.