The hottest Veterans Substack posts right now

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The Radar β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 10 Apr 23
  1. Robin Olds is considered one of the most iconic figures in American combat aviation, embodying the spirit of airpower.
  2. Olds' insightful letter to Major Schwalier highlights systemic issues within the Air Force, like loss of authority and leadership diluted by bureaucracy.
  3. Olds' legacy reminds us that a combination of intellectual reflection and warrior spirit is essential in military leadership, and many of the Air Force's issues have persisted over time.
Humanities in Revolt β€’ 99 implied HN points β€’ 10 Nov 22
  1. Reflect on the genuine meaning behind "Thank you for your service" to veterans and the importance of authentic gratitude.
  2. Acknowledge the complexities of war experiences for veterans beyond surface level praise and consider engaging in meaningful conversations with them.
  3. Understand the civic responsibility involved in sending individuals to combat, and prioritize genuine dialogue and comprehension over superficial gestures.
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The Radar β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 01 Apr 23
  1. Privatized military housing has led to neglect and substandard living conditions for military families, with reports of black mold, sewage, and pest infestations.
  2. The use of non-disclosure agreements by private landlords to silence complaints from military families about poor living conditions is unethical and unjust.
  3. The decision to privatize military housing has resulted in a lack of accountability and oversight, leaving servicemembers and their families vulnerable to exploitation.
The Radar β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 30 Mar 23
  1. Veterans often carry deep trauma and finding meaning in their suffering is a life-long journey.
  2. America's involvement in wars like Vietnam and subsequent conflicts reveal a pattern of costly misadventures fueled by misleading narratives and mismatched goals.
  3. The nation faces a critical need to engage in open, democratic debates about war and peace to break the cycle of perpetual conflict and the misuse of military force.
Humanities in Revolt β€’ 79 implied HN points β€’ 28 May 22
  1. Honoring veterans goes beyond superficial 'thanks' - it involves understanding their service and the complexities of war.
  2. Popular culture often oversimplifies the experiences of veterans, leading to empty gestures of gratitude.
  3. Genuine conversations with veterans about their experiences and taking civic responsibility for sending them to war are crucial gestures of respect.
Humanities in Revolt β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 11 Nov 21
  1. Understanding veterans' experiences requires more than empty gestures like saying thanks. It involves empathetic dialogue and genuine exploration of their challenges.
  2. War is often abstract to many, shaped by media portrayals that oversimplify the complexities and realities of military service. A deeper understanding is needed beyond superficial praise.
  3. As citizens, we bear responsibility for the decisions our elected officials make regarding war. Genuine appreciation for veterans involves engaging in civic responsibility by questioning the rationale and ethics of sending individuals to war.
School Shooting Data Analysis and Reports β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 16 Feb 18
  1. Suggesting armed veterans as a solution to prevent school violence may seem simple, but it's actually a complex and expensive proposal.
  2. Putting armed veterans in schools would cost billions of dollars annually, larger than many government program budgets, and may not make schools much safer due to their size and layout.
  3. Although many veterans are honorable, statistically, some have been involved in mass shootings, highlighting the potential risks of having armed veterans in schools.