Use best test to correctly diagnose sepsis in veterans
Based on advances in technology and new clinically proven performance thresholds, it is time to reset the standard for sepsis testing accuracy and blood culture contamination rates.
Fund Coast Guard to reflect its critical contributions
When Chinese naval vessels conducted military exercises off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, the Coast Guard responded by shadowing the vessels and monitoring their activities. When Iranian fast-attack boats charged at U.S. Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz, the Coast Guard repelled them with a barrage of warning shots. From training allies and defending international maritime norms, to taking down drug smugglers and repelling enemy ships, the Coast Guard fills a unique and vital role between diplomacy and lethality. But that role is being overlooked and, subsequently, underfunded.
Sometimes nonlethal weapons are best for the mission
As we exit Afghanistan, the country has an opportunity: to think anew about the threats we face and how to invest in the tools to meet them.
Erdogan leads Turkey deeper into political and economic crisis
Who can protect the Turkish economy from the maneuvers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan? His threat to expel 10 Western ambassadors may have been withdrawn, but not before the lira took another severe shellacking.
‘Wings of Gold’: The female naval aviators who fought for combat flight equality
It took the fight for women’s suffrage in the U.S. almost seven decades to achieve success. From the time the first woman began flying in 1908, it took 107 years for women to see all barriers to their flying military aircraft in combat lifted. 
Erdogan says he’ll discuss F-35 dispute with Biden in Glasgow
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will meet Joe Biden in Glasgow during the global climate summit, where discussions will focus on how the U.S. can reimburse $1.4 billion Turkey paid to procure F-35 fighter jets.
Stop playing nice with Russian computer hackers
Russian hackers are still rummaging through global computer networks despite headline-grabbing Russian and Chinese attacks over the past several months that should have prompted corporations to tighten security and the White House to take more pointed and forceful action.
Sudan coup demands more than mild outrage from US
With coups, as with murder investigations, the first days after the event are crucial. By quickly demonstrating that they are cut from a different cloth from their predecessors, Biden and Bennett have the chance to end the crisis of democracy in Khartoum.
A comprehensive commission on US involvement in Afghanistan is warranted
We owe it to the troops who sacrificed over the last two decades — and those who will sacrifice in the decades ahead — to do everything in our power to get a clear-eyed look at what went so wrong to ensure that our nation’s political leaders never repeat the kind of strategic mistakes that came to define our time in Afghanistan.
Ensure critical support is in place for vets of all eras
In the fight to end veteran suicide, we must ensure that the latest treatment options and resources are accessible to veterans of all eras, not only those who served in the last two decades.