Leaders from each service branch and U.S. Special Operations Command laid out road maps Tuesday to begin moving female troops toward the front lines of combat, but said the process would proceed deliberately over the course of years, and be accompanied by a host of studies.
Unlike memorials created after a conflict ends, providing only the chance to look back on history, this one is a living memorial, growing along with the death toll. It presents a visual record of the human cost of war as it’s being paid — a powerful opportunity for reflection while the country can still change the path it has chosen.
Barack Obama’s first 100 days included three bold mandates for Eric Shinseki: end the benefits backlog, end veterans homelessness, and enable seamless sharing of medical records between the defense and veterans affairs departments.
Today, 1,600 days into Obama’s presidency, none of those promises has been fulfilled.
For years, Hal Miller wouldn’t talk about landing on Utah Beach and the subsequent D-Day invasion. How, with his twin by his side in Normandy on June 6, 1944, he witnessed history. But now — thanks to the social networking platform Twitter — his story is being shared to remind younger generations of the sacrifices and horrors of World War II.
What does America need to know about its veterans? What’s the biggest divide between those who have served and those who haven’t? We asked readers to weigh in on those questions, and here’s how you responded.