Veterans are still suffering from high unemployment rates, homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a host of other unattended physical and psychological problems.
There are few mechanisms in place to understand if the services we’re providing for veterans are working.
As public servants, we are responsible for maintaining the trust of the communities we swore to serve and protect.
Our military community is one giant exposed nerve.
The president and his administration are now at high risk of being driven by events, allies, and adversaries outside of their control.
Congress has consistently left many national security and defense duties unfulfilled through inaction and failure to compromise.
We have largely failed to make foreign policy issues accessible to the millions of Americans who have never spent significant time working in government or living abroad.
The program wastes precious resources on weapons that do not contribute to Britain’s national security.
Effective presidents and Congressional leaders need to rally in times of danger, or worse, a real crisis.
The Bush-Cheney administration’s disastrous debaathification campaign further pushed the former, largely Sunni, Iraqi military into open rebellion against the newly forming Iraqi government.