The pain is still there

The death of an American soldier in combat is painful. The agony of loss is heart-wrenching. I’ve looked at the faces of the dead, those who were beside me talking only a few moments ago. I’ve looked in the faces of their friends; for some, friends for years: through basic training, AIT, and a first assignment together. These are friends who were in pain. Their …

How to talk to veterans about war

Wes Moore talks about his experiences in war and how to engage with veterans. He explains that the cliche “Thank you for your service” only addresses a small part of what a veteran has done, that a veteran’s service extends beyond a deployment.

Why veterans miss war

Sebastian Junger talks about why veterans miss war after they come home. His presentation provides profound insight every veteran’s family members and friends should hear.

Patton Still Speaks

This article by Victor Davis Hanson, published in Hillsdale College‘s Imprimis, gives great pause for thought when evaluating our situation in the “war on terror.” Mr. Hanson reviews General George Patton’s approach to warfare and applies some of the general’s principles to our current endeavors. I have to say that, though I don’t know a great deal about Gen. Patton, if Mr. Hanson’s portrayal is …