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…
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.
In the Afghan War, winning battles against the Taliban is one way to measure progress. But winning hearts and minds of the Afghan people will require a much deeper commitment. It’s worth considering what keeps tribal leaders up at night…
A picture is worth a 1000 words. New aerial photos of 9/11 leave us hollow and haunted. “The War on Terror” sometimes seems complex and conceptual. But this is raw and real. It deserves to stay fixed in our minds.
What’s ahead for Afghanistan – and other oppressed people of the world? History gives us some clues. So does a haunting message from classic literature…
A poem about a soldier’s final moments – focused on the struggle to choose between beauty and pain. This vignette reflects universal truths about the human experience.