She was set— a Marine Corps officer enrolled in a PhD program and headed to a new duty station on the West Coast. But then she woke up in a jail cell with her world falling apart.
Can artwork depicting the Syrian refugee crisis build empathy for an American audience? One writer hopes so.
Disassociation. Easily a top choice for describing my coping mechanism before age 30, and one that I can flawlessly slip back into like a favorite pair of sweatpants. Fear, emotional invalidation, and the authoritarian rule in my childhood home left little room for being present over perfect. Don’t get me wrong; there was love in […]
A former infantry officer contemplates the numbing effects of war and inhumanity.
How a new recruit learned what being in the Army truly meant and where he eventually found his way, sort of.
Searching for closure, a former Army Infantry officer travels to the gravesite of his platoon sergeant.
After two men from the same unit killed themselves, maddening questions about life take their place for those who remain.
David Chrisinger found the words to express a devastating personal loss after teaching a military veteran how to write about her own feelings of sadness and uncertainty.
After Sweden enacted gender-neutral conscription in early 2018, Teresa Fazio traveled there to ask how it works and what the U.S. can learn.