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Vet entrepreneurs have mindset, skill set to succeed
As of this year, there are 19 million military veterans in the United States, spanning history from World War II to the 21st-century missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. But for many of those brave men and women, coming home didn’t mean finding their way back into the workforce, which is highlighted by the fact that the veteran unemployment rate rose last year to 6.5%.
Veterans are ready to join the fight for electoral reform
The primary election has become the primary problem in this country. What does it say about a country where the very women and men who don our nation’s uniforms and fight for our nation’s interests are among those whose participation in our political process is so structurally limited?

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JADC2 is key element in America’s defense future
Future wars, in which multiple unconnected enemies can be expected to exploit both existing and developing U.S. vulnerabilities, will require an integrated response. A major step in the right direction is the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) strategy.
Warning: Jan. 6 was not a one-time event
Unfortunately, the former president’s disinformation campaign is succeeding — at least among the voters and donors he will need if he runs again. And it’s making violence around future elections more likely.
Religious accommodations are faithful to principles of military service
The Army and the Air Force have already taken the right step by updating their uniform and grooming accommodations policies. The other service branches should now make the same choice to embrace individuals like 1st Lt. Toor and ensure that we continue to pull from the widest possible talent pool of dedicated and qualified Americans.
North Korea’s threat and South Korea’s success
Once again, North Korea is engaging in disturbing provocation. The totalitarian regime in Pyongyang has announced successful launch of a cruise missile. This follows many years of testing both rudimentary ballistic missiles and nuclear explosives.
The US-China faceoff is looking like the Cold War
No historical analogy is perfect, of course. But in most respects, the comparison fits: two nuclear superpowers that disagree over ideology, often view global power as a zero-sum game and — in the case of the United States — build coalitions and alliances to reinforce their influence.
The crime in turning murder into social media content
In the month since 22-year-old Gabby Petito vanished on a road trip with her fiance, Brian Laundrie, her story has saturated the Internet. As investigators steadily released new information, the followers of Petito’s now-dormant Instagram ballooned from less than a thousand to more than 1 million.
The Navy gets its drone fleet, Task Force 59, into the water
U.S. Navy recently stood up a seagoing task force that it hopes will sail into not just the Arabian Gulf but also the future. The question is whether the service, and the Pentagon as a whole, can put its focus and money into the weapons of tomorrow and not those of the past.
US still standing, despite spending. Why?
Equating the U.S. national government, which commands vast actual and potential assets, with the balance sheets of even enormous commercial corporations is absurd.

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