Military Affairs

A water drop and ripples

Hamas journalists raise (and answer) a classic question of journalistic ethics.

By Justin Katz | November 9, 2023 |

The other day, I wondered whether younger folks have any sense of how long-standing is the problem of the huge gray area between journalists within the Palestinian territories (and elsewhere in the Middle East) and the terrorist organizations they’re covering.  Whether or not they’re more like terrorist propagandists is a gray area the terrorists have…

Dora Vasquez Hellner, Alyson Matera, and Darlene D'Arezzo on State of the State, Marcy 7, 2023

State of the State: Women’s History Month: Women in the Military

By Darlene D'Arezzo | April 30, 2023 |

Host Darlene D’Arezzo discusses the history of women in the United States military with Army veteran Dora Vasquez Hellner and Alyson Matera of the Rhode Island National Guard.

Firedancer in a ring of fire

A Pause for Recreation

By John Loughlin | November 5, 2022 |

John Loughlin interviews Ed Cabral on WaterFire’s Salute to Veterans and Michelle Cruz on Trinity Rep’s community engagement.

A soldier signals to hold

Battle Readiness and Charitable Endeavors

By John Loughlin | March 29, 2022 |

Dakota Wood of the Heritage Foundation discusses military considerations with Russia, and Cortney Nicolato and Monica Deroche promote 401 Gives.

Burning $100 bills

Easy Money and Hard Decisions

By John Loughlin | February 12, 2022 |

John Loughlin speaks with guests about monetary policy, military affairs in RI, and Medicare.

A water drop and ripples

Why would there be accountability for droning children in Afghanistan?

By Justin Katz | December 14, 2021 |

Remember when the American military accidentally blew up an aid worker and seven children in his family? Yeah, well, nobody will face consequences for that: “What we saw here was a breakdown in process and execution in procedural events, not the result of negligence, not the result of misconduct, not the result of poor leadership,”…

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Biden’s military politicization is genuinely the sort of thing authoritarians do.

By Justin Katz | October 15, 2021 |

If you blinked (or don’t get your information from non-mainstream-progressive news sources), you might have missed the Biden administration’s explicit attempts to politicize the United States military along partisan lines.  John Lucas explains for The Federalist: President Joe Biden and his administration are continuing to purge and politicize the American military. Consistent with the totalitarian left’s…

A water drop and ripples

An increase in veterans’ calls to a suicide hotline is terrible, but so was the baseline

By Justin Katz | September 1, 2021 |

This is horrible news to read, from Mike Brest of The Washington Examiner: Veterans placed more than 35,000 calls to the Veterans Crisis Line between Aug. 13 and 29, according to VA data provided to the Washington Examiner, which coincides with the time period in which the U.S. military and coalition forces were embarking on…

A water drop and ripples

“‘It would be better to die under the Taliban’s bullet’ than face the crowds again, a staff member was quoted as saying in the cable.”

By Justin Katz | August 25, 2021 |

Reports from local staff members at the U.S. embassy in Kabul as Abigail Williams and Yuliya Talmazan report for NBC News. (Via Instapundit.)

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Our fallen heroes deserve a living memorial.

By Justin Katz | May 31, 2021 |

War’s character is recondite in the flow of history to a civilization that seeks to avoid it. War is at once utterly logical and senseless.  The examiner feels as if it must be possible to trace the chain of causes that sparked the bloodshed while thinking it incomprehensible that anything should ever burn so hot.…