I want to write a short, not-very-detailed fictional anecdote about a soldier who gets separated from his unit during a (short) firefight and winds up lost for a few minutes in a Middle-Eastern city, before his fellows find him. This will be just a few paragraphs in a larger story. [more inside]
What is the difference between a civilian contractor and a mercenary? [more inside]
Please help me formulate a great question (or two) for a panel on Afghanistan/Pakistan/Iraq! [more inside]
What are some objective criteria/metrics by which to measure progress towards success or failure in a war or other extended conflict? [more inside]
A friend of mine's boyfriend left for Iraq a month ago, and there has been no contact since he arrived in Iraq. Is this normal? And is there any way to get any more information on him?
DraftFilter: Help with debate over National Service/Draft and it's effects on society and unpopular wars [more inside]
Anyone have predictions (with citations) offered on how many troops would be necessary in Iraq? I've heard that generals said up to 300,000 in the run-up, but I can't seem to find sources for these. [more inside]
Is signing up for the military a legal "contract." [more inside]
As a 22 year old, concerned, liberal citizen, should I join the military? (more inside) [more inside]
Fear Of A Brown Planet: I'm looking for songs with a Jingoistic bent, preferably in Country Music. [more inside]
I'm looking for any informative preferably unbiased look at wether the US might set up a draft for the ongoing Iraqi war . I would also be interested in reading educated opinions on the probablility of this happening in the absence of real tangible information. I did find this: The Coming Draft, but I don't know the slant on this news source. Many thanks!