Protecting the human rights of all people, no matter where they live, should continue to be a major component of U.S. foreign policy.
Virginia U.S. Senator James Webb told the monthly breakfast meeting of the Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council in Falls Church last Friday that there’s no way the U.S. can build a stable, pro-western nation in Afghanistan, and that if more U.S. troops are sent in there, it should only be […]
The House this week approved a resolution I offered to credit a lesser recognized group of people affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan–the children of American service members.
The following is the text of a communiqué to friends in Falls Church from F.C. City Councilman Hal Lippman, on assignment with his day job in Afghanistan:
Okay. Okay. I know this is not supposed to be a book review column. But every once in a while I come across a book that is so exceptional, so moving, I can’t keep it to myself.
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, hard rockers Drowning Pool stormed the nation’s capital, though the date was not part of any concert tour. Instead of taking the stage to pound out their signature screams and raucous riffs, the group of Mike Luce, C.J. Pierce, Ryan McCombs and Stevie Benton stood with […]
Each year on Memorial Day, Americans come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country. The debt owed them is immeasurable. Their sacrifices and those of our military families are freedom’s foundation.
This week, the House is planning to vote on legislation that would finally withdraw our troops from Iraq. The “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act” sets a date for redeploying our troops to begin March 1, 2008, and be completed by August 31, 2008.
Our military’s readiness to respond to threats at home and abroad has been put at substantial risk by our continued engagement in Iraq. Shortages in equipment and properly trained troops, especially in the Army and National Guard, are approaching levels that threaten our ability to protect our national security.