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…
The “war on terror” is a very different kind of war. And yet, as one veteran OEF veteran soldier observes, “why” we fight is more important to consider than “how”…
A “sneak peek” of the gripping new Afghan War documentary “Restrepo” leads to a key question – what compels Soldiers to go to battle, again and again? As a Soldier myself, I have some ideas…
American troops in Afghanistan are swelling as we enter the next phase in a “clear, hold and build” military strategy. How can stronger relationships – both with U.S. civilians – and with Afghans – ensure that the road ahead is successful?
I’ve faced terrorists in Afghanistan. But I believe that when Dr. Nidal Hasan killed 13 Soldiers at Ft. Hood he earned a different label – murderer.
As a civilized society, if we stand by and allow terrorists to destroy the progress that’s so desperately needed in Afghanistan – are we willing to tell Afghans that they are not worthy of hope?