Civilians

Another Delay Could Scuttle Crucial VA Reform

Legislation and election timelines leave precious few months to launch a once-in-a-generation effort to reset the infrastructure that supports veterans’ health care.

FEMA Sees ‘Mass Exit’ of Employees Amid Surge in Disasters

Even as its temporary workforce grows, its career staff are struggling to handle more than a thousand ongoing responses.

Court Hits Pause on Vaccine Mandate for DOD, Other Federal Employees

A judge said Biden overstepped his authority in imposing the mandate, which has led more than 97% of feds to get fully or partially vaccinated.

‘War Is Coming’: Mysterious TikTok Videos Are Scaring Sweden’s Children

The campaign offers an early test for the country’s new anti-disinformation agency.

Private Group Keeps Afghanistan Evacuations Flying Despite Ground Halt

Group leader: “There are Americans saying, ‘Help me, help me, help me.’ And the State Department is saying, ‘Fill out your form in triplicate.’”

Six Things Veterans Can Do to Strengthen Our Democracy

Work to inoculate our communities against disinformation, increase civil participation, and collaborate to build our nation’s vital institutions.

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US Army Creates Single Vaccine Against All COVID & SARS Variants, Researchers Say

Within weeks, Walter Reed researchers expect to announce that human trials show success against Omicron—and even future strains.

800,000 Deaths

The number is so enormous that we risk becoming numb to its implications.

The Navy Remains Stuck At the Pier Without a Leadership Team

Three of the service’s top jobs are filled by temps, nearly 11 months into the Biden administration.

Inside the Data-Driven Operation that Moved Afghan Refugees from Dulles to Safe Havens

The main challenge was reconciling and processing disconnected, stove-piped, unavailable, or incorrect data.

'Information Disorder' Is Biggest Social Danger, Commission Warns

"When bad information becomes as prevalent, persuasive, and persistent as good information, it creates a chain reaction of harm,” an Aspen Institute report begins.

China Locks Down Its History, to Its Peril and the World’s

Xi Jinping’s effort to cement lifelong power brings rigidity and fragility.

US Manufacturing Decline is Hurting National Security, Report Warns

A Ronald Reagan Institute task force says the government needs to spend more on job training and manufacturing infrastructure.

How Denmark Supports Its Veterans’ Families

A new effort to help children and spouses could be a model for the United States.

Poll: Veterans Say US Left Afghanistan Without Honor, and They Want to Talk About It

70 percent of Americans surveyed said they have “never” or “rarely” talked to a veteran about the war.

Taliban Could Lose Power Amid Governance Struggles, Experts Say

The Afghan people could rise up if food shortages, access to medical care and unemployment worsen without international help.