Leaving No One Behind—Interpreters Included

As Troop Withdrawal Looms, U.S. Military Veterans Call to Get Allies Out of Afghanistan and Iraq Safely

Four months before the last American servicemembers withdraw from Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Colonel Steve Miska spoke at a Zócalo/Pacific Council/USVAA event the day after Memorial Day. The topic: what we owe today’s U.S. veterans and one group of their allies—the interpreters who put their lives and families at risk to support them. Miska is the author of a new book, Baghdad Underground Railroad: Saving American Allies in Iraq, and executive director of the nonprofit First Amendment Voice.

Yale University’s Emma Sky, director of the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows …

Veterans’ Advocate Raymond Toenniessen

You Can Call Me Toe

Raymond Toenniessen is director of new initiatives and external relations at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and a veteran of the Iraq War. Before participating …

What’s So Special About Today’s Veterans?

A Discussion Of Coming Home From Combat Yesterday and Today

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down. The country is cutting defense spending. So a new wave of veterans is leaving the military and returning to our communities. …