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Iraq Strategy Should Also Fight Hunger

The UN World Food Programme feeds displaced Iraqis, But the UN food agency is running out of funds (WFP Iraq photo).

While a strategy for peace in Iraq is still being formed, we already know one ingredient. Food will help write the peace in Iraq. Read More »

Flash Fiction: Memorial Days of Future Past

Crowd Waving Stars and Stripes Flags

Mom stands and looks at me with watery blue eyes. She feared losing Dad in Vietnam and instead lost him in a different war against cancer. No matter what the battle, the losses are the hardest thing to fathom or accept. Read More »

Chris Kyle and ‘American Sniper’ – The Book, the Movie, and the Philosophy of War

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The impression Chris Kyle gives in his book, of being a gun-obsessed, resilient, judgmental war professional, is quite different from his filmic counterpart. Read More »

Syrian Refugee Children Lose School Food Program

Syrian refugee children in Iraq will not be able to get food at school because of funding constraints (World Food Programme photo)

Syrian children attending school in refugee camps in Iraq will be without a feeding program when classes start next week. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Brothers Forever’ by Col. Tom Manion and Tom Sileo

Brothers Forever

'Brothers Forever' will touch the reader, no matter your political stripe. It's a story about people, who just happen to be soldiers as well. Read More »

G.W.Bush, Always Controversial, Speaks at his Library Dedication

Criticism of George W. Bush on the occasion of the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Read More »

If Found Guilty, Bradley Manning Deserves a Very Long Prison Sentence

Manning may have thought he was doing the right thing, but the way he went about it is inexcusable and unforgivable. Read More »

Book Review: Fragments from Iraq by Zsolt T. Stockinger

The diary offers an insightful look into daily military life from the perspective of a top trauma surgeon. Read More »

The Resurrecting Inspiration of Jehanne Dubrow’s Stateside

For the military spouse of the combat-deployed, a lot of what goes unspoken could burn a hole through paper. Read More »

Is There a Culture of Rape Within the Military?

While those who commit such crimes must be prosecuted, it's time we laid the blame where it squarely belongs: on our civilian leadership. Read More »