Afghanistan

Body Armor for Women…At Last

Darlene Iskra’s post here Tuesday about a possible divers’ memorial had a link to a page celebrating female military divers. If you followed it, you might have read an excerpt from an interview with Sue Trukken, a pioneering …

Seeds of Peace

Army Colonel Brian Copes and the Indiana Army National Guard headed off to war with a pitchfork, not a rifle. As commander of the 1-19th Agribusiness Development Team in Afghanistan in 2009, Copes’ team deployed to Khost …

Army Life: The Waiting Never Ends

They say war is long stretches of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror – or maybe excitement. Two recent military photos illustrate the point. In one, a lonely soldier awaits attack by the enemy. In the second, …

GOP Silence on the Wars 2.0

We were perplexed following Wednesday’s supposed “foreign policy night” at the Republican convention that scant mention was made of the nation’s wars and those who have fought, and are fighting, them: “It is amazing …

Wars? What Wars?

Wednesday night was supposed to be “foreign policy night” at the Republican convention in Tampa, and it was: the speeches were conventional.

Neither GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney nor his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan …

Training the Afghan Military

Army Major Christopher Miller was in Afghanistan in 2006-2007 helping to train up its security forces. An infantryman, he was there as part of a four-man embedded tactical trainer – ETT – with the 41st Brigade Combat Team, …

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