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.
Rev. Irene Monroe: The last thing Manning would ever fathom for the church space is it becoming NYC’s largest homeless shelter and resource center for LGBTQ African American youth.
Ira Chernus: U.S. military action against IS is obviously self-defeating. It clearly gives the Islamic State exactly what it wants.
Eved Romero: Where I was from, people who were “soft” simply didn’t make it, so I adapted to my situation. I put on a mask to guard my true self—the mask I would wear for many years, a mask of toughness, heartlessness, and ruthlessness.