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

Chuck HagelAlthough 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

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

Dana Chipman, Raymond Odierno, Martin Dempsey, Richard GrossContrary 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

The Pentagon Must Carry Its Weight

Obama fiscal year 2014 federal budgetIn its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, April 11, 2013

Veterans Seeking Mental Health Care for Sexual Assault Face Unacceptable Hurdles

Anu BhagwatiEnding 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.

by Katie Miller | Thursday, April 4, 2013

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