As I sit down with my family this Veteran's Day, I'll think of patriots who take time each week to pledge their support to raise awareness for veterans in their communities through their own cultural lens.
Beneath the pomp and splendor of Obama's journey through Asia has lurked a far tawdrier vision -- of a much weakened president presiding over a much weakened superpower, both looking somewhat desperately for succor abroad.
Glenn Beck's continual contemptuous statements against the President of the United States is obviously inappropriate as a programming choice for both facilities on military bases and airing on the American Forces Network.
Proposing and designing expensive new systems may no longer be realistic for the aerospace and defense industry. Instead, providing advancement and affordable new directions for proven technologies will be the key to success.
As commentators point out that the U.S. seems to be morphing from a can-do into a can't-do nation, don't imagine the American spirit is dead. It's just that today our country is triumphant in producing only things that go boom in the night.
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.