Given the ways veterans are routinely portrayed in media coverage and popular culture, we need to correct the common view that military service is psychologically devastating.
It was the combination of 9/11 and the ongoing conflict between the United States and Iraq that culminated in the invasion of the latter in 2003.
Omar enjoys the fruits of American combat deaths, yet she can’t even bring herself to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice that was made on her behalf.
The raw collection of videos reveals the troops, not as American heroes, but as boys psychologically damaged by the paradox of boredom and battle.
Men should be pushing back against the decision to allow women to fight in combat, not to make it easier for more women to be forced into combat.
American men and women are still being sent to far-off lands, under-trained and under-equipped, to fight in conflicts that have little congressional oversight and little payoff for U.S. strategy.
We spend gobs of money on our military, so what do we get in return? A lot of foreign intervention that has little clear benefit to Americans.
Women should simply not be allowed to serve in infantry units. There are many places women can and do serve honorably in the U.S. military, but infantry work is man’s work.
Americans born 17 years ago can now enlist to fight in a war that began before they were born. It’s time to end the Afghanistan war.
To be effective, NATO needs the support of the American people. That means no more regime-change, occupations, or long term nation-building missions.
Europe is the beneficiary of the insurance policy that Americans pay, since a majority of NATO members do not have any significant investment in defense.
An increasing number of military members are discovering their rights to free speech and religious expression are being curtailed while they protect the same for the rest of us.
‘It is for this the struggle should be maintained, that we may not lose our birthright… The nation is worth fighting for, to secure such an inestimable jewel.’
‘How do you explain to your 10-year-old son that daddy is sick, and that he’s sick right here?’ a veteran asked as he pointed to his heart.
The U.S. military is correct to ban those with gender dysphoria from serving. The military is also correct in refusing to participate in gender transitions. My failed sex change is proof of that.
For too long now veterans have taken the patriotic respect of Americans and used it like a Get Out Of Jail Free card in Monopoly.
Bravo to President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis for making a common-sense decision and not being bullied into disastrous military policy by non-military voices.
The Trump administration has to decide whether now is a good time to do battle with the LGBT lobby over transgender people serving in the military.
The military is not the place to advance a ‘politically correct’ experiment with cross-gender hormone therapy.
Doug Brinson says he often hears his mission replayed as an audio backdrop to video clips on Vietnam. ‘I’m hit, but no sweat,’ Brinson informs the pilot, and keeps shooting.
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