Remembering America’s Veterans in 2013
A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.
New Americans in Our Nation’s Military
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.
Report This report discusses sexual assault in the military and outlines key reform goals to combat the problem.
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.
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.
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.
The Structure and Organization of the Syrian Opposition
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.
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.
The Pentagon Must Carry Its Weight
In its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.
Veterans Seeking Mental Health Care for Sexual Assault Face Unacceptable Hurdles
Ending the Department of Veterans Affairs backlog and passing the Ruth Moore Act of 2013 would allow veterans who have experienced military sexual assault to access the mental health care they need.
Acknowledging Our Mistakes in Iraq Would Prevent Us from Repeating Them
We need to realize the errors of our ways from the Iraq invasion instead of brushing the topic under a rug, or else we may just find ourselves in the very same position a few years down the road.
Sequestration Is ‘Not a Game’
Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta foresees dire national security consequences if automatic across-the-board budget cuts take effect next week.
How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming One Military Couple
Video Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex military spouses are not eligible for nearly 100 spousal benefits freely available to other military spouses. This inequality harms our military families and weakens our entire force.
Report By preventing the military from recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex military couples, the Defense of Marriage Act contradicts numerous military initiatives.
President Obama’s Commitment to Veterans Must Remain a Second-Term Priority
Taking care of our veterans and military families, particularly those who have carried the burdens of a decade of war, is a moral imperative.