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5 Policies for Improving Data Use to Accelerate Veteran Employment

book_alt2 icon Report How improved use of open data can enable the labor market to better match the skills of veterans returning from service with the needs of employers across the country.

By Aneesh Chopra and Ethan Gurwitz | Thursday, September 18, 2014

Servicewomen

Out of Range

book_alt2 icon Report Women’s presence and roles in the military have greatly increased over the past few decades, but the military is falling far short of its obligation to provide servicewomen with adequate reproductive and sexual health care.

By Jessica Arons, Lindsay Rosenthal, and Donna Barry | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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On the Brink: Managing the ISIS Threat in Iraq

article icon Issue Brief The Obama administration needs to launch a comprehensive strategy for the region and prepare for the possible targeted use of force in Iraq to halt the rise of a new terrorist group that could threaten America.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Vikram Singh | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Caring for Those Who Serve: Key Facts About the Veterans Affairs’ Health System in the Wake of the Waitlist Allegations

The allegations of long wait times and secret waiting lists at the Phoenix VA hospital is a serious concern and must be addressed immediately. But we must also not lose sight of the VA system’s successes, as well as its steady improvement in recent years.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley | Friday, May 23, 2014

Infographic: American Heroes Deserve Uniform Workplace Protections

American security relies heavily on the cooperation of the U.S. armed services, the U.S. Department of Defense, and private contractors, but not all of them are afforded basic employment protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

By Katie Miller | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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The Freedom to Serve and the Freedom to Work

book_alt2 icon Report More than 1 million service members and veterans could benefit from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other common-sense measures to prevent workplace discrimination.

By Katie Miller | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Infographic: LGBT Service Members and Veterans Need the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

If passed into law, ENDA could significantly curtail high rates of veteran unemployment.

By Katie Miller | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Remembering America’s Veterans in 2013

A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.

Monday, November 11, 2013

U.S. military citizenship ceremony

New Americans in Our Nation’s Military

article icon Issue Brief In light of Veterans Day, this issue brief looks at how immigrants have historically played—and continue to play—a key role in U.S. military readiness.

By Catherine N. Barry | Friday, November 8, 2013

Twice Betrayed

book_alt2 icon Report This report discusses sexual assault in the military and outlines key reform goals to combat the problem.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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A Cheap Shot: 4 State Governors Are Denying Same-Sex Military Spouses the Benefits They Have Earned

Although the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, anti-gay, activist governors still refuse to treat same-sex military spouses equally at National Guard installations.

By Katie Miller | Monday, October 21, 2013

Dana Chipman, Raymond Odierno, Martin Dempsey, Richard Gross

The Data on Military Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know

Contrary to recent claims that the data exaggerate the problem, the numbers on military sexual assault understate the severity of the crisis in several ways.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Katie Miller | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

5 Myths About Military Sexual Assault

With military sexual assault numbers on the rise, it is imperative that military leaders and members of Congress separate fact from fiction if they truly wish to see an end to this shameful trend.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Katie Miller | Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Structure and Organization of the Syrian Opposition

article icon Issue Brief The Syrian opposition is fragmented, and understanding these divisions is crucial for the Obama administration's efforts to shape its policy toward Syria and support a foundation for a cohesive future Syrian government.

By Ken Sofer and Juliana Shafroth | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

An All-or-Nothing Approach to Syria’s Civil War Fails to Recognize the Conflict’s Complexity

Deciding the shape of U.S. policy in Syria should not boil down to a choice between large-scale military intervention and doing nothing.

By Peter Juul | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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