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.
WASHINGTON — Surprise, surprise. Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, wants to put a halt to any more troop withdrawals for the foreseeable future.
WASHINGTON — Maybe it was because I was sitting in the back of the Senate chamber with three war protesters — grim-faced, chanting women dressed in black hooded cloaks, white makeup and blood-red hands — that I felt as though I were watching a production of “Macbeth” rather than a […]
The U.S. brought no shortage of misconceptions into Iraq, but surely the longest lasting has been what you might call: Founding Fatherism. This is the belief that peace will come to the country when the nation’s political elites gather at a convention hall and make a series of grand compromises […]
Patrick Hanley, son of Secretary of the Commonwealth Kate Hanley, was due to arrive at the Bethesda Military Hospital yesterday or today, following a severe injury suffered as a member of the U.S. Military in Iraq last Sunday.
Since it was first enacted, the GI Bill of Rights has been wildly successful.
WASHINGTON — Back in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s worst days when he was grappling with the Vietnam quagmire and raucous anti-war protests at home, he said that in the big decisions about war and peace: “The people should be in on the take offs as well as the landings.”
On the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq yesterday, Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) issued a statement that included the following:
This week marks the beginning of the Iraq war’s sixth year. In that time, nearly 4,000 American soldiers have given their lives in the line of fire, 30,000 have been injured, and we’ve spent over $520 billion and counting.
WASHINGTON — A salute is due Adm. William Fallon, who tried to prevent a wider war with Iran.