military-issues

U.S. House Republicans probe DEI policies in the military

BY: - January 12, 2024

The winding, over two-hour hearing by a subpanel of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability broached topics including, but not limited to, recruitment, benefits for military families, Marxism, Alabama GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s monthslong blockade of military promotions, military desegregation, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and even a relitigation of the end of the Vietnam War.

Tuberville blockade on military nominees could be evaded by tweak in U.S. Senate rules

BY: - October 27, 2023

The Alabama Republican has been refusing to join other senators in the routine action of promoting large groups of military nominees through a quick unanimous consent process.

Mastriano-penned 2002 paper justifying civilian casualties raises eyebrows among war scholars

BY: - May 5, 2022

The GOP gov hopeful, a vet, argued that the U.S. military’s 'hypersensitivity' to civilian deaths is an 'enormous weakness.'

10 years after ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’ a new world for LGBTQ servicemembers

BY: - September 19, 2021

Wiskowski, an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, served four tours overseas during her 20 years in the military. She now lives in Montgomery County and works as a senior manager at Comcast NBCUniversal. She credits the end of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” with allowing her to “be a better and more present leader, as I can fully integrate my civilian and military lives.”

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A new class at U.S. Army War College must meet the challenges of a changing world | Opinion

BY: - August 9, 2021

Prepare yourself for the uncertain future. Our nations are counting on you.

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We’re Pa. veterans: U.S. Rep. Scott Perry puts loyalty to Trump ahead of service members, vets

BY: - September 17, 2020

Perry has made clear that when faced with the choice between duty and political self-interest, he will pick himself every time.

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Why did Sen. Doug Mastriano water down a resolution honoring military sexual assault survivors? | Aryanna Hunter

BY: - August 21, 2020

Language intended to hold the U.S. Dept. of Defense responsible for failing to deal with sexual abuse was left on the cutting room floor. Why?

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Women are patriots who serve. The VA’s motto needs to reflect that. Right now, it doesn’t | Aryanna Hunter

BY: - July 24, 2020

When women show up at the VA they are not only greeted with a sign that doesn’t include them they are often harassed instead of helped.

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American service members are patriots not props. Politicians forget that at their peril | Aryanna Hunter

BY: - May 28, 2020

I fully expect to see politicians locally and nationally utilize members of our community as political props to further their standing within the military and veteran community.