U.S. foreign policy, what is going on?

The U.S. foots 75 percent of NATO's bill, increasingly hard to do given the enormous costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the pivot to Asia, and the war in Syria.


Who is to blame for the crisis at the VA?

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation 11 weeks ago that would have expanded federal health care and education programs for veterans.


Veteran's voice: a soldier's death

A soldier in my old unit who deployed with us to Afghanistan committed suicide. He was only 25 years old. What caused this young man with so much promise to feel that there is no way out?


10 years later, Iraq war holds big lessons

President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.


For cost of 1 month of Iraq War, "God particle" could have been U.S. triumph

The discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle is one of the biggest triumphs in the history of science.


Overlooked and looked over: women veterans tell their story

Women veterans are sharing their experiences in a powerful and eye opening exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, now through Memorial Day.


The Iraq war is not over for my son

I finally got the call I had been waiting for since President Obama announced that our troops will be home for the holidays . My son will be returning from Iraq.


The Iraq war is over - or is it?

President Obama deserves praise for fulfilling his promise to end a war he opposed before he even started campaigning for the presidency.


Reader voices: 9/11, 10 years later

Ten years ago, our nation faced what is arguably the greatest test to which our people have faced since the Civil War on our own soil.

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