The first rule of wars on terror: you can’t win a war on terror. Though as we’re seeing yet again in Gaza, it’s not that the aim of a war on terror is to win the war on terror.
I know how deeply you care about our veterans. Many of you are veterans yourselves — veterans serving veterans. You help them transition to civilian life, go to college, buy their first home, start a new business.
A bipartisan Senate resolution will encourage American communities to plan activities for Veterans Day 2014 to honor all post-9/11 veterans.
America is strongest when its military, economic, diplomatic, and moral example are balanced. I was pleased to hear the President articulate such an approach for continued U.S. engagement around the world in his commencement address at West Point today.
As you know, this weekend, I traveled to Afghanistan to thank our men and women in uniform and our deployed civilians, on behalf of a grateful nation, for the extraordinary sacrifices they make on behalf of our security.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) to introduce the bipartisan Afghan Allies Protection Extension Act.
In preparation for today’s congressional hearing on proposed reductions to the National Guard, Lt. Gov. Ralph Norham sent a letter, in partnership with other lieutenant governors from throughout the country.
Recent reports of what can only be characterized as gross mismanagement within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are extremely alarming. We have heard claims of veterans waiting several months for treatment. Just a few days ago, information surfaced about the deaths of approximately 40 veterans who were waiting for treatment from a Phoenix VA facility.
At the Spring Meeting of the Augusta County Historical Society, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, a Staunton native and former commander of the Stonewall Brigade will speak on the frequently honored fighting unit, and ongoing efforts to remember those who served.
“I love my country. I was proud to do it,” he said, the sun catching the Vietnam War Veteran pin clipped to his lapel as he walked away.
Staunton Senior Center members had the opportunity to explore destinations outside of the area through a program and an outing provided by the Center.
Gov. Bob McDonnell has traveled to the Middle East as part of an official Department of Defense delegation visit to U.S. service members stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan, including members of the Virginia National Guard
If I were president, and I was heading into the final debate of the 2012 cycle, which ostensibly focuses on foreign policy … here’s what I’d do: sound Republican.
Security. It’s something we all want and need. Especially mothers. It is also something that I, as many Americans, often take for granted
A delegation of government officials from Afghanistan will arrive at the U.Va. Center for Politics on Sunday, July 3 to begin a three-week session focused on foundational principles of democratic governance as well as citizen participation and civic engagement in a democratic society. This U.S.-Afghanistan Professional Partnership Program is part of the Center’s international outreach […]
As he was announcing his second increase in troops for Afghanistan in December 2009, President Obama promised that by July 2011 those troops would begin coming home. As relayed by Bob Woodward’s book, Obama’s Wars, we know the president was skeptical about the United States’ war effort in Afghanistan. In spite of that skepticism, the […]
President Obama’s announcement of a limited troop withdrawal from Afghanistan — America’s longest war — is bound to disappoint members of Congress and an electorate tired of the conflict. As has been reported, senior White House officials confirmed that the President plans to remove 10,000 troops by the end of this year and another 23,000 […]
A bipartisan group of 27 U.S. senators sent a letter today to President Obama asking for a “sizable and sustained reduction of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, beginning in July 2011.” Paul Kawika Martin, the political and policy director of Peace Action — a group founded in 1957 and the largest grassroots peace organization in […]
An Eastern Mennonite University graduate working for Mennonite Central Committee in Afghanistan, Glen D. Lapp of Lancaster, Pa., is missing and presumed dead following a shooting incident in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province. According to an MCC new release, Lapp, 40, was traveling with a medical team of four Afghans, six Americans, one Briton and one […]
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said this week during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that, in its congressionally-mandated December report, Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan, the Obama administration “must provide us some clarity, not only as to specific programs, but as to what their policies are expected to accomplish in a larger […]
Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org See if you can guess who updated their Facebook status this way over the weekend. “A year later is has become abundantly clear that Obama and the dems are no better than bush and his republican sleaze. They are all corporate wh@#es, liars and thieves. The only difference is […]