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.
Of those that served, there is a very special bond that transcends branch of service. Even among military spouses and dependents, the servicemember's life and the struggles that a family endures strengthens bonds between veterans regardless of race, religion or gender.