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: I don’t know of a single LGBT person who argues that Christians should undergo aversion therapy to cure them of their Christianity. However, some well-meaning devout Christian folk, don’t yet understand that you can’t pray the spots off of a leopard.
Walter Moss: As the horrors continue, traditional diplomatic talks have done little good. What then can be done? Although there are no easy answers, the example of Gandhi in Calcutta in August and September 1947 keeps coming back to me.
William J. Astore: For clarity, it often helps to follow the money. Who profits from war? Addressing that question will explain many of the reasons why America’s wars have no promise of ending.