A War Horse review of military women’s noncombat deaths since 9/11 found domestic violence often ended in death.
About Sonner Kehrt
Sonner Kehrt is an investigative reporter at The War Horse, where she covers the military and climate change, misinformation, and gender. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, WIRED magazine, Inside Climate News, The Verge, and other publications. She studied government at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served for five years as Coast Guard officer before earning a masters in democracy and governance studies from Georgetown University and a masters of journalism from UC Berkeley. She has also worked as a lecturer at UC Berkeley, teaching classes in writing, reporting, and ethics. In her free time, she is trying to learn to windsurf. She can be reached at email@example.com and occasionally on Twitter @etskehrt.
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While men in the military have alarmingly high rates of suicide, the rates among military women are rising faster, and their reasons are different.
The Pentagon is a lumbering bureaucracy where priorities can shift with political tides, which makes the trajectory of progress on AI unclear.
Confederate monuments across the U.S. have been relocated or toppled in recent years, but those at Veterans Affairs national cemeteries remain.
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Young people report they don’t want to be killed or face the psychological consequences they saw in soldiers on the news as they grew up.
American servicemen and women returned from war to bigotry, exclusion, and overt racial violence—precisely because they had chosen to serve their country.
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“We have to connect [the military] better to society. People need to understand the service,” Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said.