Two different offensives in recent days have prompted an exodus of thousands of civilians.
A few special moments from today: One more highlight of the day, meeting a 7 yr. old boy named Rio Woolf, an amputee with
Instead of advocating for the return of the draft, Moulton was joining prominent leaders such as President Obama and General McChrystal (who is leading the Franklin Project) to call on all Americans to engage in some act of public service in their lifetime -- just as the civilians who I served with had done.
A fact that is often overlooked these days, is that our wars are fought not only with soldiers, but with a great number of civilian workers going out alongside of them.
Soldiers are well trained and prepared psychologically to face armed conflict. Civilian contractors, government servants and diplomats -- who serve alongside and in support of our military -- are not as well trained, prepared or supported pre, during and post deployment as their military counterparts.
Baltimore two-piece Wye Oak's new album Civilian could easily be just another balloon floating (briefly) up to further crowd the skies of indie rock. Yet, it isn't.
Politicians in Pakistan agree on little these days, but in the last two weeks I have seen consensus around at least one issue: the need to address civilian losses from armed conflict and terrorism in Pakistan.
A recent survey shows 90% of military families believe that civilian communities do not understand their needs nor support the values and dignity that come with a military career. Short of returning to a draft, what is to be done?
A new report out today by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction gives lie to the Pentagon's assertion of a "comprehensive civil and military effort" in Kandahar.
The American public does not know that Haiti is a nation that has long been been a thorn in the side of the American government while Pakistan is a nation which the U.S. already has great influence on.
Eikenberry was a backstabber from day one. These are just a few examples though. When we add up all the leaked cables, the
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, has brought most American Special Operations forces
I see no reason why in any war there should not be 1:1 proportionality, the idea of killing no more than have been killed by the enemy.
COLOMBO (AFP) -- The United Nations said Monday at least 30 civilians had been killed in fighting between government forces