Military (page 6)

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    Forget Russian ‘collusion’ and focus on fighting

    David French urges National Review Online readers to pay attention to recent news from Syria. … [T]hat brings me to one of the most momentous mysteries of the new year. Did American and Russian forces just engage in a deadly clash in Syria, and was that clash the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2018
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    Martin Center column focuses on N.C. military students

    Dan Way writes for the Martin Center about efforts to help military students in North Carolina. Drone pilots have assumed an increasingly valuable role in military operations. Soon they may be able to leverage their unique experience into academic credits through the North Carolina Community College System. That is…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2018
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    Most young Americans fail military entrance standards

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights disturbing news about young American adults. Nearly three-quarters of young Americans are ineligible to serve in the United States military due to obesity, criminal record, or lack of education, according to a new report by the Heritage Foundation. The contracted…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018
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    Camp Lejeune teacher is a finalist for National Teacher of the Year award

    Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher Kara Ball, an elementary teacher at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award.  According to an Education Week report, Ball teaches elementary students from military families at Camp Lejeune in…
    Terry Stoops, January 4, 2018
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    A history of federal entitlements

    John Cogan explains how federal entitlements have always grown in his new book, The High Cost of Good Intentions. He told stories of veterans’ benefits, FDR’s early opposition to entitlements, the “theatrical sham” of the Social Security Trust Fund on EconTalk with Russ Roberts. You can see the growth…
    Joseph Coletti, December 11, 2017
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    Moving from soldier to scholar

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center focuses on the difficulty members of the military face when trying to convert their extensive education into academic credentials. [A]cademia is not the only place to learn valuable skills and reasoning. The United States armed forces also have a long track record for…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
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    Private Islamic schools are not terrorist training grounds

    At the 2013 N.C. School Boards Association’s Public Policy Conference, then-Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson remarked, With the voucher legislation that we have we could be in dangerous territory as far as taxpayers’ dollars going to private schools. There is nothing in the legislation that would prevent someone…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 2017
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    Remembering veterans of America’s first war

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explains why we should spend at least a little time thinking about the veterans who helped ensure the United States of America could become a nation in the first place. The Revolutionary War, while not nearly as deadly as the Civil War,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2017