Republicans have long positioned themselves as the party of patriotism and of the Pentagon, writes Janna Malamud Smith. What is happening?
The news of immigrant recruits being discharged from the U.S. Army is further proof that the military is only sacred to conservatives when it suits their argument, writes Andrew Carleen.
My father taught me to love Memorial and Veterans Day parades, writes Brenda McDonald. But President Trump should forget his silly parade and spend the money helping needy veterans.
Before Congress ends the defense sequester, writes Susan E. Reed, the public needs to have greater confidence that the military understands the enemy -- especially in Afghanistan.
Veterans are often blithely categorized as heroes, victims or criminals. But none of these stereotypes applies to me, writes Laura McTaggart.
Once more, writes Andrew Carleen, Americans are having the wrong conversation about our armed services.
I served so that we all may be free to criticize and complain and protest when this nation and its leaders fail to live up to our ideals, writes Laura...
Even as it has no basis in facts, writes Lauren Stiller Rikleen, the action taken by the commander-in-chief will serve as fodder to others who see a license to discriminate.
The effects of the president's ban could be far more pernicious for the security and stability of democracy in the United States than is immediately clear, writes Andrew Carleen.
Veteran Andrew Carleen proposes a different approach to Veterans Day in the year of Donald Trump's election: honoring those who have served by lobbying the legislative branch to restore checks...
Can the U.S. prune our bloated military spending and still protect against serious threats?
Veteran Andrew Carleen argues that the NFL player's refusal to stand during the national anthem isn’t an insult to America's troops. Our country's shallow definition of what passes for patriotism...
If Trump wants to attack veterans, well, we’re tough. We can take it. It is quite another thing to attack those families who have sacrifice thrust upon them in the...
Ghazala Khan’s silence should teach us as much about ourselves as it did about Donald Trump.
Silence is not always suspicious. It can also be indicative of strength.
The daughter of a Korean War veteran recalls her loving father's gifts -- and ghosts.
The candidates’ bluster can’t conceal that virtually none of them is remotely ready to lead America’s military and diplomacy.
My late uncle never talked to me at length about his wartime experience, but in his late 60s, he wrote a play about it. I regret never asking what was...
No wonder many veterans now wince when we blithely “thank” them for their service. Those of us who haven’t survived battlefields and prison camps have but the dimmest idea whereof...
These American wars contain an element of Greek tragedy, beginning with hubris and ending with an unconscious, Oedipal urge to blind ourselves to the horror of what we’ve done.