On the Brink: Managing the ISIS Threat in Iraq
Issue Brief The Obama administration needs to launch a comprehensive strategy for the region and prepare for the possible targeted use of force in Iraq to halt the rise of a new terrorist group that could threaten America.
Caring for Those Who Serve: Key Facts About the Veterans Affairs’ Health System in the Wake of the Waitlist Allegations
The allegations of long wait times and secret waiting lists at the Phoenix VA hospital is a serious concern and must be addressed immediately. But we must also not lose sight of the VA system’s successes, as well as its steady improvement in recent years.
Infographic: American Heroes Deserve Uniform Workplace Protections
American security relies heavily on the cooperation of the U.S. armed services, the U.S. Department of Defense, and private contractors, but not all of them are afforded basic employment protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Freedom to Serve and the Freedom to Work
Report More than 1 million service members and veterans could benefit from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other common-sense measures to prevent workplace discrimination.
Infographic: LGBT Service Members and Veterans Need the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
If passed into law, ENDA could significantly curtail high rates of veteran unemployment.
Remembering America’s Veterans in 2013
A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.
New Americans in Our Nation’s Military
Issue Brief In light of Veterans Day, this issue brief looks at how immigrants have historically played—and continue to play—a key role in U.S. military readiness.
Report This report discusses sexual assault in the military and outlines key reform goals to combat the problem.
A Cheap Shot: 4 State Governors Are Denying Same-Sex Military Spouses the Benefits They Have Earned
Although the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, anti-gay, activist governors still refuse to treat same-sex military spouses equally at National Guard installations.
The Data on Military Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know
Contrary to recent claims that the data exaggerate the problem, the numbers on military sexual assault understate the severity of the crisis in several ways.
5 Myths About Military Sexual Assault
With military sexual assault numbers on the rise, it is imperative that military leaders and members of Congress separate fact from fiction if they truly wish to see an end to this shameful trend.
The Structure and Organization of the Syrian Opposition
Issue Brief The Syrian opposition is fragmented, and understanding these divisions is crucial for the Obama administration's efforts to shape its policy toward Syria and support a foundation for a cohesive future Syrian government.
An All-or-Nothing Approach to Syria’s Civil War Fails to Recognize the Conflict’s Complexity
Deciding the shape of U.S. policy in Syria should not boil down to a choice between large-scale military intervention and doing nothing.
The Pentagon Must Carry Its Weight
In its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.
Veterans Seeking Mental Health Care for Sexual Assault Face Unacceptable Hurdles
Ending the Department of Veterans Affairs backlog and passing the Ruth Moore Act of 2013 would allow veterans who have experienced military sexual assault to access the mental health care they need.