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The Freedom to Serve and the Freedom to Work

Veteran at Vietnam memorial 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

Remembering America’s Veterans in 2013

Arlington National CemeteryA statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.

| Monday, November 11, 2013

New Americans in Our Nation’s Military

U.S. military citizenship ceremony 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

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