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Support the troops – when will the slogan become a reality?
The Army promoted Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. as director of program analysis and evaluation for an Army deputy chief of staff while he had been previously suspended and rebuked for mishandling sexual assault accusations against a colonel.
Last week the Army published an update to Army Regulation 670-1, rules regulating how women can wear their hair when they are in uniform. While the rule change might simply been seen as a way for women soldiers to look even more professional, it clearly targets a specific group of women – non-white women.
November 11 marked the day that we, as Americans, honor the ones that have served our country in the U.S. military.
The Pentagon says women have been barred from roughly 237,000 military positions over our country’s history. Now the tables have turned and they have begun to look to qualified women to fill these roles. Based on 15 separate interviews, students at La Verne feel this is long overdue.
In the past four years, 326 reported U.S. drone strikes have occurred within Pakistan with an estimated 1,707 to 3,025 deaths – more than 400 of them reported to be civilian bystanders. All of this within a country that the United States is not at war with.
It is important to learn from mistakes. When a light socket electrocutes you, it would be smart to not touch the socket again. In terms of helping soldiers to adapt to life after war, the United States has latched onto an electrical circuit and is frying.
The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that prohibits homosexuals in the military from revealing their sexuality is currently being reviewed in the courts, but the process has gone slowly. We believe Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be repealed immediately.
Saturday afternoon the City of La Verne, the Bonita Unified School District,the Chamber of Commerce and the VFW Post 12034 partnered together to host the First La Verne Armed Forces Day Concert at the Glenn Davis Stadium.
Debate about the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has surfaced once again since President Obama announced in his State of the Union address that he plans to repeal the law.