Stephanie Stone: Young women, despite having no infantry training, have fought in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war and returned home as part of this country’s first generation of female combat veterans.
Stephanie Stone, USN Ret., is Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs in Los Angeles County.
Carl Matthes: Founded in 1984 at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles by teacher and counselor Dr. Virginia Uribe, Project 10 has provided education and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning (LGBTQ) students, and other sexual minority youth.
John Peeler: The twentieth century Turkish model of democracy was thus fundamentally flawed. It was marked from its Kemalist birth as a project to impose democracy on the Turkish people, and to transform their culture over decades to make them fit for a proper democracy.
Lawrence Wittner: The United States, Russia, and China have a long history of expansion at the expense of neighboring countries and territories, often through military conquest.