About 81% of servicemembers decide not to remain in the military for 20 years until they are eligible to retire. This decision comes despite the many benefits of military service:
December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, occurs every year. It’s a time to reflect on our history. It should also be a time for national security professionals to examine past surprise attacks, especially the horrendous attacks on 9/11 that killed some 3,000 innocent civilians.
War came to America when major league baseball was in its winter hibernation and diamonds had given way to gridirons. It came at the hands of a nation that loved baseball almost as much as the United States and whose gift of 3,000 cherry trees in 1912 had become an icon in the nation's capital.
With the passing of George H.W. Bush, America not only lost the last president who served in combat, but also the last of the “Greatest Generation” chief executives. The country has seen a string of Baby Boomer presidents since Bush left office...