In the past decade, almost 55,000 US troops were killed or wounded by war in Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day, I’m thinking about how we can best serve our fallen brothers and sisters BEYOND the BATTLEFIELD…
Chicago’s Memorial Day speakers offer some advice we all should remember… (Post 1 of 2 – Memorial Day 2012)
A day after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – how should we move forward?
When war stories find their place in history, is the truth good enough? Lessons learned from the Afghanistan movie “Restrepo” and the Declaration of Independence.
Memorial Day and the Afghan War. As we remember the fallen, consider a recent case that deserves more attention than it received. The lesson? Progress is evident – but ultimately requires more than superior fire-power.
I’m just one of nearly 2 million U.S. military personnel who’ve served in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. The vast majority of us return home, alive and intact. But among those of us who do, too many suffer serious “invisible” wounds that threaten to take lives back on the home front. One of those who [...]
Last year, we watched Haiti suffer. This year, events in Japan have rocked the world. Events beyond our control can be terrifying – and yet they can bring us closer together.
The New Year can bring a wave of depression – and suicide. But for those who feel overwhelmed by loss, despair or loneliness – there’s a better answer.
It’s October 10, 2010. The 10th year of the Afghan war just began. How about a “10-10-10″ challenge? With only 10 minutes of your time, you can build awareness and support for our military, and the people they protect at home and abroad…
On the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it’s time for a reality check. What do we stand to lose if we lose our focus with all of today’s media distractions?