Amidst the many uncertainties and machinations in the negotiations in Washington on the “fiscal cliff,” a few things are beginning to emerge as certain. Among them: the defense budget will be going down. Another is that none of the parties to the negotiations is seeking the kind of change that the Pentagon must undergo to [...]
The Valley’s Edge: A Year with the Pashtuns in the Heartland of the Taliban is a new work by Daniel Green. Mr. Green is a Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and is pursuing his PhD in Political Science at George Washington University. Check out his work here.
A decade of wars abroad has not reversed the decline in military veterans serving in the U.S. Congress. When the next session convenes in January, the two chambers will have the fewest number of veterans serving since World War II. Learn more here.
This is good news for all veterans, since the overall number of veterans in Congress is dropping. During the 1970′s most lawmakers were veterans. But as World War II and even Vietnam veterans retire or pass away, fewer remain in the halls of power to advocate for their peers. Read more here.