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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.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sequestration Is ‘Not a Game’

Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaOutgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta foresees dire national security consequences if automatic across-the-board budget cuts take effect next week.

By Rudy deLeon | Friday, February 22, 2013

How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming One Military Couple

play_alt icon 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.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Katie Miller | Thursday, February 21, 2013

Collateral Damage

Military book_alt2 icon Report By preventing the military from recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex military couples, the Defense of Marriage Act contradicts numerous military initiatives.

By Katie Miller | Thursday, February 21, 2013

President Obama’s Commitment to Veterans Must Remain a Second-Term Priority

Obama and troopsTaking care of our veterans and military families, particularly those who have carried the burdens of a decade of war, is a moral imperative.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Patrick Murphy | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Checklist of Benefits Secretary Panetta Can and Should Extend to Same-Sex Military Spouses

Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaWhile 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.

By Katie Miller | Thursday, February 7, 2013

3 Ways to Improve the Family and Medical Leave Act to Better Serve Military Families

President Barack ObamaCovering 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.

By Eryn Sepp | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Infographic: Brass Ceiling Begins to Shatter

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.

By Katie Miller and Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, January 25, 2013

Women and Warfare: Denying Combat Recognition Creates ‘Brass Ceiling’

Capt. HellieU.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.

By Katie Miller and Lindsay Rosenthal | Thursday, December 20, 2012

$100 Billion in Politically Feasible Defense Cuts for a Budget Deal

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta article icon 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.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 6, 2012

Honoring Our Veterans in 2012

American flags are on display at Rosehill Cemetery for Veterans Day in ChicagoA statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cultural Competency Key to Meeting the Health Needs of Latino Veterans

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.

By Amy Navvab | Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Honoring Our Heroes

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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sending Veterans to School: Fast Facts on the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

Chart illustrates the need for military education benefits as well as the sharp increase in use of G.I. money at for-profit institutions.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Easing the Transition from Combat to Classroom

book_alt2 icon Report Kimberly Griffin and Claire Gilbert present the Environmental Evaluation for Veterans Index, or EEVI, which will provide higher education institutions and policymakers with the tools needed to assess campus environments for veterans.

By Kimberly Griffin and Claire Gilbert | Wednesday, April 25, 2012