Veteran Sets Himself on Fire Outside State Capitol in Atlanta

Veteran Sets Himself on Fire Outside State Capitol in Atlanta

A person who mentioned he was an Air Force veteran upset with the Department of Veterans Affairs set himself on hearth exterior the state Capitol in Atlanta on Tuesday morning. Capt. Mark Perry of the Georgia State Patrol mentioned that the person parked a passenger automobile round 10:45 a.m. and started strolling towards the Capitol. […]

China’s Ex-Soldiers Join Its Legions of Protesters

China’s Ex-Soldiers Join Its Legions of Protesters

BEIJING — They converge from throughout China, marching within the a whole bunch, ungainly from lack of coaching however proudly waving purple nationwide flags and carrying inexperienced uniforms recalling years of navy service. Then they line up in entrance of presidency buildings. But they arrive to protest, not defend, the officers sheltered inside. They are […]

The Wounds of the Drone Warrior

The Wounds of the Drone Warrior

To learn how heavy the burden of killing truly was, Maguen, who’s now a workers psychologist on the V.A. Medical Center in San Francisco, started combing by way of databases through which veterans of conflicts courting again to the Vietnam War have been requested if that they had killed somebody whereas in uniform. In some […]

Three Younger Veterans Stake a Generational Claim on the Democratic Party

Three Younger Veterans Stake a Generational Claim on the Democratic Party

ADEL, Iowa — The assembled on the Country Lane Lodge seemed so much like the everyday Iowa voter: outdated and white. But the Democrats of Dallas County who had gathered for his or her spring fund-raiser had been delivered to their ft by a lean man from Missouri wearing standard-issue millennial garb: swimsuit jacket, bluejeans, […]

Flip-Flops for the Greater Good

Flip-Flops for the Greater Good

Joseph Dunham Jr., 44, who lives in Jamaica, Queens, served for 16 years refueling aircrafts in locations like Afghanistan and Iraq. Now he spends day by day shaping flip-flop straps. “It’s the hardest part,” he mentioned. “It’s like golf. You have to have the perfect swing to get the perfect result.” Mr. Dunham remembered how […]

Arlington Cemetery, Nearly Full, May Become More Exclusive

Arlington Cemetery, Nearly Full, May Become More Exclusive

ARLINGTON, Va. — The solemn ritual of a burial with army honors is repeated dozens of instances a day, in foul climate or truthful, at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring service members from privates to presidents. But as a way to protect the custom of burial on the nation’s foremost army cemetery for future generations, the Army, […]

A Cemetery Scrambles to Scrub Off More Than 200 Swastikas by Memorial Day

A Cemetery Scrambles to Scrub Off More Than 200 Swastikas by Memorial Day

Every yr, for in regards to the final three a long time, residents of Glen Carbon on the western fringe of Illinois have been in a position to spend their Memorial Day honoring the fallen at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates cemetery, the place greater than 1,400 veterans are buried. For the group of about 13,000, […]

Opinion

Opinion

If you’ve worn the uniform of our armed forces, you’ve put your life on the road for our nation. This Memorial Day, we’ll remind ourselves that some women and men made the last word sacrifice in order that we will stay free on this nice nation. It’s not stunning, then, that many Americans want to […]

Trump Says He Will Nominate Acting Secretary to Lead V.A.

Trump Says He Will Nominate Acting Secretary to Lead V.A.

WASHINGTON — President Trump introduced on Friday that he supposed to appoint Robert Wilkie, the appearing secretary of veterans affairs, to take over the sprawling company, a transfer that the president mentioned would shock Mr. Wilkie as a result of he was studying about it solely because it was being revealed. The president slipped the […]

Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?

Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?

Aside from these questions of truth, the extent to which non-public navy contractors like KBR share the federal government’s immunity from being sued is an unsettled space of U.S. regulation. “It’s incoherent,” mentioned Stephen Vladeck, a professor on the University of Texas School of Law who writes for the weblog Lawfare. Military contractors might be […]