What it Means to Be a Man

Michael Colombini on what it means to be a man from the viewpoint of someone who leads them into battle.


Von Thompson writes of the Pacific Island nation of Palau, haunted by the clash of Japanese and American forces during World War II.

Greg Buckley, Jr. 21-Year-Old Marine Lance Cpl. Murdered in Afghanistan

Perry Brass’s elegy for Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr. demonstrates the dark truth that, in war, one can’t always know who one’s enemy is.

The Foyer of a Soldier’s House

Poet and U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray captures how war changes soldiers in this poem of departure and homecoming.

The Price of a Salute Among Leaders of Men

What have you done, today, to earn the loyalty of those who follow you?

What’s Going on With U.S. Veterans 2014? (Infographic)

Discover some of the issues facing today’s veterans in this easily shareable infographic.

Hitting My Son

David Karpel on training his son in self-defense and character development.

Why We Need a Little Roughhousing

Movement maverick Rafe Kelley on why we need less Ritalin and more wrestling.

How to Fight Your Demons and Win Every Day

Alan Bishop has demons. We all do. Here’s how he learned to fight his.

From the Office Where Soldiers Kill

Does it take a special kind of courage to be a combat soldier—who pulls the trigger from an office, thousands of miles away?

Joseph L. Galloway, Combat Journalist, on Vietnam [Video]

Galloway speaks with respect for both the enemy and his fellow soldiers in the war in Vietnam.

“When you think about it, it does seem a little odd to associate testicles with courage.”

This is a comment by wellokaythen on the post “Are Husbands Really Assholes? Or Do Their Wives Just Think They Are?”

“Men traditionally need to hate themselves in a deep way: they must use force and yet be peaceful.”

These are comments by pwlsax and Richard Jeffrey Newman on the post “Towards a Discussion of Male Self-Hatred”.

“Whether one sees combat or not, just being military can change a person in ways they may or may not be able to cope with.”

This is a comment by pwlsax on the post “A War is a War is a War. Or is it?”

Fight of His Life

A combat-wounded veteran forms Wings for Warriors to help stop government injustices toward injured soldiers.

Military PTSD and the DSM-V

Implications for combat veterans as the APA considers revisions to the DSM-V.