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Wes O'Donnell

Wes O'Donnell
Wes O'Donnell is an Army Infantry and Air Force veteran with 10 years of service. He is currently the Managing Editor of apusms.lamp.r2integrated.com/inmilitary and is a highly sought after presenter who has recently spoken at TEDx on Data Visualization and at the US Air Force Academy on Leadership. Most importantly, Wes is a veteran and believes that when all 21.8 million of us are united, we can change the world. Connect with Wes on LinkedIn.

Turkey threatens military action against U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkey has threatened to step up military action against Syrian Kurdish fighters allied with the United States in response to the Trump administration's decision to directly arm the Kurds for an assault on the Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkish officials said.

Mourning a soldier whose death could mark a new stage in America’s longest war

They had followed him across the country and back, from one military base to another. On Wednesday, Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar's wife and five children followed him one last time: six figures, dressed in black, walking behind the caisson that carried his casket through Arlington National Cemetery.

Why You Should Join a Veterans’ Organization

When I’m at the PX at Nellis Air Force Base or at other locations across the country, I often hear a group of new veterans discussing whether or not they should join one of the national veterans’ organizations. Although there are many veterans’ organizations to join, most are composed of older veterans.

What South Korea’s election means for Asia’s nuclear crisis

Just days after France held a historic election, handing the presidency to Emmanuel Macron and a defeat to right-wing populist Marine Le Pen, South Koreans will go to the polls on Tuesday in an election equally as significant in a region facing a mounting nuclear crisis.

US company turned blind eye to wild behavior on Iraq base

The two American investigators felt a sense of foreboding that Sunday as they headed to an emergency meeting with their boss on the Iraqi air base. But they didn't expect to be surrounded by armed guards, disarmed, detained against their will — and fired without explanation.

The U.S. Killed Bin Laden Six Years Ago. Did It Matter?

Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. The six-feet-four-inch Saudi native towered over the world in the days following the September 11 attacks, an atrocity that murdered nearly 3,000 people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania.