By Debbie Gregory. In an effort to ease the strain on the overworked U.S. Special Operations Command (SoCom), Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has devised a plan to shift some mission responsibilities to the conventional forces. Last year, SoCom forces, including Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, deployed to 149 countries around the world. This record-setting […]
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By Debbie Gregory. In today’s sexual misconduct climate, those in a position of power should choose their words carefully. This is a lesson that Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves has learned the hard way, even though the offense he has been charged with occurred during an October 2016 meeting at Fort Carson, Colorado. Gonsalves’ nomination for […]
By Debbie Gregory. U.S. military’s special operations troops are now carrying a new tool into combat to potentially save lives. All of their first-aid kits now contain freeze-dried blood plasma that can prevent wounded troops from bleeding to death on the battlefield. Plasma is the clear, straw-colored liquid portion of blood that remains after red […]
By Debbie Gregory. The international adoption of Korean children began in 1953. Comprised mostly of mixed race children, some 200,000 Korean children were surrendered to orphanages, with more than 50% of those adoptees being sent to the United States. Most of the mixed race children were born to Korean women and American or UN soldiers. […]
By Debbie Gregory. January 8, 2018 was a momentous date in the lives of a group of military sexual assault survivors, as the #MeToo movement spread from politics to Hollywood to the media and finally to the military. With messages such as “Denial is not a policy” and “Veterans demand reform,” protesters stood their ground […]
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