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Biden needs to get us out of Afghanistan in May
Washington needs to leave Afghanistan and put its military involvement there in the rear-view mirror.
Removed from command: A two-star general’s mental health disaster and fight to recover
I survived this toughest of wars and am thriving once again.
A former Green Beret recalls the ‘captivating calm’ of helicopter infiltration
It’s the infil paradox.
No more delays, no more excuses: It’s time to get the hell out of Afghanistan once and for all
It's time stop listening to those who have been wrong for two decades.
A veteran’s 30-year journey to learn about a friend killed during the Vietnam War
"What a pointless waste of a remarkable young man’s life—and in a war with no light at the end of the tunnel."
Why talking about racism in the ranks will only make the US military stronger
Cohesive teams require trusting the person next to you.
Veterans need to be honest about their loneliness and boredom after serving
The best and worst thing about being in the military is that it is all-consuming.
The opportunities and challenges facing Lloyd Austin as defense secretary
Austin’s forty years in the military represent both the risk of inertia and a real opportunity to address serious issues.
America is bitterly divided. Here’s how our nation’s veterans can bring us together
America needs your service now more than ever.
Robert Bales murdered civilians in Afghanistan. A pardon would be a slap in the face to every service member
"A pardon of Robert Bales would soil our nation’s values and tarnish the honor and integrity of our nation’s warfighters."
Opinion: Veterans who stormed the Capitol should lose their federal benefits
Those who dared to enter the building by force or threat of violence should have every one of their federal benefits stripped immediately.
I dreamed of becoming a Marine my entire life. Then I learned I was undocumented
"I couldn’t work legally. I couldn’t get a driver’s license. Worst of all, I was prohibited from defending my country."
How to build more resilient and innovative US special operations teams
U.S. special operations forces are at a breaking point. Here's how to fix them.
‘Time to find the Lion King in Pashto’ – One Marine’s epic struggle to deploy
“If you want this, you will have to compete for this slot all over again.”
It’s time for a post-9/11 veteran to lead the VA
The post-9/11 generation is ready to make history.
‘I bet it never smells like farts in there’ — How a C-17 pilot flies Secret Service agents around the world
I bet from the ground it looks like the U.S. government totally has their shit together.
‘You either went to war or you didn’t’ — How deployments divide the veteran community
There will always be that awkward silence that follows, “Yeah, I got out before the wars started."
The Commandant of the Marine Corps is charging into the future, but some aren’t ready for change
The Corps has acted as a second land army so many times it’s flipped the dessert with the main course.
I struggled with thoughts of suicide. Vulnerability and connection kept me alive
Looking someone in the eye as you tell them you care is when the real work of suicide prevention begins.
The unanswered questions from Australia’s harrowing war crimes report
Allegations of war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan have been substantiated by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Here's what it means for the future of the country's Special...
Clint Lorance ordered me to kill Afghan civilians. I still live with that guilt today
'I am angry and let down that Clint Lorance is feted around like some hero, while the real heroes—Nick Carson, Matt Hanes, James Twist—are ignored'
Families like mine risked our lives for US troops abroad. Now America is abandoning us
After Iraq’s liberation when I was just a child, my family had begun aiding the U.S. military. Here's the story of the broken promises that came after
We need more veterans serving in America’s newsrooms — and you can help
The support for veterans must be translated into action.
‘I’m here for the money’ — My life as a Blackwater mercenary
Wait. I need to feel bad about this. At least a little bad. Nope. These people don’t care about their country. I don’t either.
Special Forces needs to go back to basics to win against China and Russia
Special Forces needs a refresh.