Civil-Military Relations

Of Course, We Will Not Draft Our Daughters
Of Course We Will Not Draft Our Daughters

Feminist-minded advocates have sought for decades to include women in a would-be draft in the name of progress and equity. Senate Democrats pushed and compliant Republicans acquiesced to an amendment in the defense bill that would require women to register with the Selective Service.

China and The Great Network Power

The US created today’s system of global exchange. Now, Beijing is manipulating it to subvert American security, prosperity, and values.

From the Trenches to the Shire & Narnia: Review of Joseph Loconte’s A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War
From the Trenches to the Shire and Narnia: Review of Loconte’s A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War

While Lewis and Tolkien’s faith and contributions are well-known, most do not realize they both fought in the First World War as young men. Even fewer recognize how their time in the western front’s trenches influenced their faith and later works. However, in A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War, Providence senior editor Joseph Loconte explains in his typical, approachable prose how the war affected these two men deeply and how those experiences influenced their writings and faith.

Presbyterian Church Serves Military Families with Hail and Farewell, Educated Civilians
Presbyterian Church Serves Military Families with “Hail and Farewell,” Educates Civilians

Can other churches use hail and farewell events to welcome military families better, educate civilians about military life, and show how servicemembers serve the church?

Once the Shooting Stops: U.S. Military Forces in the Aftermath of War Review of Drawdown: The American Way of Postwar
Once the Shooting Stops: U.S. Military Forces in the Aftermath of War

Drawdown: The American Way of Postwar is a fascinating analysis not of how the U.S. fights wars, but what it does in their aftermath.

A President Honors Wounded Veterans: Review of George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage

President George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage can help the nation, and especially the Church, better understand wounded warriors.

The (Twin) Wounds of War Moral Injury Spiritual Injury
The (Twin) Wounds of War

Much has been written on the types of “woundedness” warriors suffer in combat, including physical, mental, emotional, and even moral injury. However, the U.S. has failed to explore a warrior’s spiritual injury in combat and its debilitating, life-long effects (including for a warrior’s family).

Warthogs & All

On the foreign policy of a Trump presidency, the character of our military, allies and interests–and a little something about a beautiful plane

women direct ground combat
Deploying Women to Direct Ground Combat

Sending women into direct ground combat is tearing down a load-bearing wall. This particular wall is vital to the military mission, to realism about sex differences, and to protecting life.

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