A hero with humility

...Communists. He also served in administrative roles, such as helping advise Gen. Creighton Abrams, who was in charge of American military operations during the Vietnam War. Pickens retired a full colonel in 1980.If Pickens' name sounds vaguely familiar...

Soft on strategy

...to the Pentagon, Obama appears to have forgotten "commander in chief" is one of his titles. As president, the American military is simply following his direction ? or, in this case, the lack thereof.Either the Pentagon is incompetent, or...

'What's Going On?' Marvin Gaye's question in 1971 resonates today

...type of barbarism is equivalent to the lynching of slaves on the master's plantation.It's now 2015, and our American military is still engaged in unnecessary war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. And there are many Americans who still...

A medal of dishonor

...carries a maximum of five years.And the person who broke with America's longtime tradition of not negotiating with terrorists to concoct the most botched prisoner swap in American military history? He has 664 days left in the Oval Office.

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

...Obama said Gross' five-year imprisonment had been a major obstacle in normalizing relations. Gross arrived at an American military base just outside Washington Wednesday morning, accompanied by his wife and a handful of U.S. lawmakers. He...

Eye militarized police

...whether it is at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada, or the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Materiel designed to protect American military now is being used for code enforcement, lawful assembly and illegal lemonade stands. Asymmetrical combat and insurgency...

Electorate has spoken

...couldn't appear to care less when an American is beheaded by Muslim terrorists, when a Muslim military officer kills American military personnel or when ISIS commits acts of savagery. His record on such matters is clear and apparently he does not care...

Radical Islamist action rekindles possibility of Kurdish independence

...and replacing them with a new caliphate.When he was elected in 2008, one of Obama's first promises was to end American military involvement in that war-torn nation. At the same time he made it clear that U.S. troops soon would be leaving...

We should stay out of Syria

...holy war," it's that our country's leaders have egos too large to stop a war that is ineffective, even after American military leaders admit to the public that our reasons for invading Iraq were based on false intelligence.History repeats...

Group opens office to address growing needs of female veterans

...housing and an even harder time finding well-paying jobs.In part, it is a reflection of the changing nature of the American military, where women now constitute 14 percent of active-duty forces and 18 percent of the Army National Guard and the...