Veterans

U.S. troops land in Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

The Lessons of 1944 Are in Jeopardy

Seventy-five years after D-Day, the United States should remember that on-the-ground leadership still works.

Democratic candidate Elaine Luria speaks to a room full of supporters after upsetting incumbent Republican Scott Taylor to win Virginia's 2nd Congressional District in Virginia Beach on Nov. 6. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Wave of Women and Younger Vets Head to Capitol Hill

People who served after the 9/11 attacks will make up more than half of the veterans on Capitol Hill come January.

From left: Mikie Sherrill (D), candidate in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District; Amy McGrath (D), candidate in Kentucky’s 6th District; Gina Ortiz Jones (D), candidate in Texas’s 23rd District; Elaine Luria (D), candidate in Virginia’s 2nd District; and Martha McSally (R), running for Senate from Arizona. (Mary Altaffer/AP/Alex Wong/Getty Images/Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/U.S. Air Force/Foreign Policy illustration)

The Surge Comes to Washington

A new generation of military veterans is poised to sweep Congress.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Pearce sits next to a young boy during a visit to Shiek Burhan Al Asee's house during a patrol of the Riyahd village in Iraq on March 8, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway)

Quote of the day: For what purpose would you need a combat rocking chair?

Answer: For a military chaplain to hold and comfort wounded and dying Iraqi children.

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D.J.’s open letter to the VA

Sporting a fresh hole in his stomach, a veteran is informed the VA will not pay for his feeding tube liquid.

Headstones are seen at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on Sept. 21. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Waiting for that official knock on the door: A military spouse’s thoughts

The "sacred trust" between military families and the commander in chief provides secure ground

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Military reunions are more than just re-living old times — they also are a chance to gather needed strength from each other

Despite all the resources now available to our veterans, we were missing the one thing we needed most: each other.

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Military reunions are more than just re-living old times — they also are a chance to gather needed strength from each other

Despite all the resources now available to our veterans, we were missing the one thing we needed most: each other.

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Military spouse vs. Trump White House

It’s precisely because of the ways that the Constitution actively shapes our lives as a military family that Trump’s challenges to the Constitution feel like hostile acts.

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The VA’s 10 worst hospitals

If you find yours on this list, you might want to consider moving, especially if you live in Tennessee.

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Sorry Folks, Veterans Are Not Necessarily Experts on Foreign Policy

Just because you’ve worn a uniform doesn’t make you uniquely qualified to offer political judgment on matters of state.

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The reunion as Rx: An underutilized tool for connecting and helping combat vets

One of the problems with medicine today is that it’s so focused on developing the most cutting edge treatments that it often overlooks traditional methods that have been working for centuries.

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Firings and such, from Parris Island to the Morris review of Junger’s new ‘Tribe’

The commander of the recruit training regiment was ousted at Parris Island, along with the command sergeant major.

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It is time that we stopped treating the military and veterans as abstractions

Aside from the tragic killing of a zoo animal, the major news story last week concerned how much money presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raised for veterans groups. Unfortunately, the discussion did not focus on the needs of veterans.

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Who pays for war

Here are the thoughts of Larry Kirby, a World War II Marine.

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But Will It Scale in Kabul?

As troops draw down in Afghanistan, a handful of ambitious U.S. veterans are launching start-ups in the country where they once went to war.

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Veteran suicide: Here is a name to put with the numbers that numb us so

I share this story because so many veterans and servicemen and women still struggle with suicide every day.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - FEBRUARY 1 : Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the U.S. Cellular Convention Center February1, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump who is seeking the nomination for the Republican Party attends his final campaign rally ahead of tonight's Iowa Caucus. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Trump Says IED Blasts Send Troops in Armored Vehicles ‘For a Little Ride’

Thousands of U.S. troops, many of them riding in armored vehicles, have been killed by IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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