ARMY PHOTO / STAFF SGT. TEDDY WADE

Apologies Instead of Action

One would think that when the Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of their staffs took their seats in the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing on June 4, 2013, they would come armed with statements promising change and detailing actions being implemented. But, instead of being like Lieutenant General David Morrison, Chief of Staff, […]

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It is all about the job, not the gender

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, upon the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s unanimous recommendation, last week signed the repeal of the combat exclusion policy of 1994, opening more than 200,000 military jobs to women. This was a military decision endorsed by politicians about military readiness, strategic decision-making, and national security. More than a year ago, the Army […]

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An Organically Grown Domestic Arms Race

On the way to school this morning, my daughter casually mentioned that one of her friend’s father’s carries his hunting gun with him wherever he goes. In querying how she learned this, my daughter said “because she told us at lunch.” My third-grade daughter continued that he has a piece of paper that says he […]

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RadioActive! July 26 – The Invisible War

On July 20, “The Invisible War” opened at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City. I had the privilege of introducing the film and participating in the Q&A with Geralyn. The following week, along with Chris Gedney, a retired Air Force Intelligence Officer, Breeze Hannaford, a clinical social work at the VA Hospital and Holly […]

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