“The military’s real problem: Fewer Americans are joining” – Politico 15 DEC 15

http://www.politico.com/agenda/the-militarys-real-problem-fewer-americans-are-joining-000005 When I was a commander in Iraq, many of my men were unfit for the battlefield. My unit needed them anyway. By John Spencer 12/15/15 06:40 AM EST And see also: Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve – 75 Percent of Young Adults Cannot Join the Military Early Education…

Today in History – The General Framework Agreement for Peace, widely known as Dayton Accords, was formally signed in Paris on December 14, 1995

Today in History – December 14, 1995, The General Framework Agreement for Peace, widely known as Dayton Accords, was reached on November 21, 1995 and formally signed in Paris on December 14. The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early 1990s was the worst conflict in Europe since 1945….

Human rights and security in US history – OUPBlog 9 DEC 15

http://blog.oup.com/2015/12/human-rights-and-security-in-us-history/ BY KEVIN GOVERN DECEMBER 9TH 2015 This Human Rights Day, commemorating the 10 December 1948 proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we embark on a year-long observance of the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural…

Featured Presentations During Upcoming December 3-5, 2015 Conference on Preventing and Treating the Invisible Wounds of War: Combat Trauma and Psychological Injury

  DEC 3 Sexual Violence and Trauma in Conflict: Rethinking the Cost of War 4:30 pm Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/events/51474-sexual-violence-and-trauma-in-conflict-rethinking DEC 4 Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law Keynote Panel: Mental Health Injury as a Cost of War 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Golkin 100, Michael A….

In Flanders Fields

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKoJvHcMLfc&sns=em   In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead; short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved…

NATO aims to send clear message with Trident Juncture

Steven Governo/AP Marines drive their armored vehicle off the beach at Pinheiro da Cruz, Portugal, during a mock amphibious assault with Portuguese troops Oct. 20. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/10/24/nato-exercise-aims-send-clear-message-trident-juncture/74542592/ and see: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/policy-budget/warfare/2015/10/25/trident-juncture-toward-mediterranean-cold-war/74412878/