The Story of Reckless: The War Hero You Never Knew Of

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You’ve heard of the famous racing ones: Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral. But there’s one horse– a decorated military hero– you haven’t heard of. It’s the story of Sgt. Reckless, the little chestnut Mongolian mare.

Why Won’t Major Media Report on Muslims Combatting Terrorism?

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The terrible truth of the media: war sells, peace doesn’t.

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Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.

The Rhetorical Question of War

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“Why are we even still sending people over there?”

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All Vietnam veterans have stories. Allen Fraser Clark’s involves a child, a game, and a tragedy.

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

‘Fury’ Brings War to Sharp Focus

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James Halcomb reviews ‘Fury’ and talks about his fears for men in war.

The Success of Captain Whitaker’s Dress

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To mark Halloween, here’s a poem from Stephen Scott Whitaker about a costume–a costume that is both funny and indicative of how gender affects interactions.

The Lid Has Been Lifted on Poor Veteran Care—Now We Need to Improve It

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The government stands accused of failing to give former military personnel quick access to healthcare. But the type of care they receive is also a problem.

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“Martin never expected to kill anyone when he was in the war. He had decided ahead of time to leave the killing up to the Marines.” By Sharon Erby

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Kurdish Female Freedom Fighters, Equal in War

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Kurdish women more than prove their equality and metal as freedom fighters. Will they be equal in peace as well?

A Warrior Makes His Sister’s Wedding, and Her Day

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Warriors put their lives in harms way and sacrifice themselves for us all. Moments of grace such as these make life so much better.

Men, Women and the Glorification of War

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Melissa Holbrook Pierson’s 14 year-old son is obsessed with guns and war, and she wonders what it all means.

Excerpt from FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY

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“He finds that he can light his candles merely by touching their wicks with a finger.” By Mike Meginnis

Do Americans Want War Or Peace?

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It’s hard to tell what type of foreign policy American voters actually want. In fact they might not care that much about the rest of the world at all.

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Prayer

Margaret Rhee elegizes the Gaza dead in a prose poem of remarkable tenderness. Blending the personal and political, she questions “The difference between wound and womb…Palestinian and Israeli…You and me.”