In its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.
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.
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.
Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta foresees dire national security consequences if automatic across-the-board budget cuts take effect next week.
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.
Taking care of our veterans and military families, particularly those who have carried the burdens of a decade of war, is a moral imperative.
While the anticipated Pentagon announcement that it will extend some benefits to same-sex military spouses is progress, anything less than complete access to these benefits leaves the mission unaccomplished.
Covering same-sex spouses, recognizing the unique challenges of military families, and fully enforcing the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act is key to protecting service members and their families.
Opening combat positions to women offers long-overdue recognition of their service and ensures that servicewomen will be able to compete alongside their male counterparts for top military leadership positions.
U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that women can no longer be shielded from enemy fire, but the military still denies them due recognition for their service.
Issue Brief If carried out correctly, a well-managed defense drawdown can return the Pentagon’s budget to more sustainable levels without harming our national security or our economic recovery.
A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.
Amy Navvab argues that understanding the cultural differences and the unique experiences of our Latino military service members is critical to providing the care they need upon returning home from war.
Our nation’s servicemen and women risk making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom every day, and some of them do. They and their families deserve our support.