The argument over allowing women into combat arms has been repeatedly misstated as being a debate over women in combat, and there’s an important distinction to be made --- women are, have been, and will continue to fight in America’s wars. In her post “Women In Combat Arms, Just Good Business,” for War on the Rocks, author Katey Van Dam --- herself a combat veteran --- offers the accounts of several female aviators who flew combat missions who fired and were fired upon by the enemy.
Vam Dam argues that by precluding women from combat arms positions, the services are only drawing from a portion of their candidate pool and not the whole of it.
“The pointiest tip of the spear could be sharper,” writes Van Dam. “Combat arms units are not as lethal as they could be if they had full access to all eligible Americans, not just men.”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.