The White House surely has a full plate already. But it can add one more item to its long to-do list: respond to Chinese petitioners. Starting on May 3, the White House’s petition website has become a favored landing spot for Chinese Web users, and the hashtag #occupytheWhiteHouse, and a variety of related memes, has recently appeared on [...]
Last month, Vice Admiral Phil Cullom, the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, spoke at an Operation Free event in Norfolk, VA. He discussed the enduring and global nature of the Navy’s mission, and the Navy’s aggressive investments in advanced fuels. More than 17,000 Operation Free supporters pledged to defend those [...]
The only thing remarkable about the backstory of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is how common it is. Its culmination, a pointless and horrific act of violence, is fortunately one that rarely happens. This is partially because of the hard work of local and federal law enforcement and partially because most people, even if they are unsuccessful, frustrated, [...]
I enlisted in the Army because of the 9/11 attacks. A proud New Yorker and a member of a family that’s fought in every American war since Independence, I followed a civic and familial obligation to service. I went on to earn an Army commission and fight in Afghanistan. In 2008 I was blown up [...]
Read 90 first-hand accounts from Veterans, policymakers and Truman members reflecting on 10 years since the Iraq War started.