Drones flying over Afghanistan piloted by guys with joysticks in Fargo. Enemies with no geographic boundaries they call home. Asymmetric warfare. Things sure have gotten complicated.
Updated: April 29, 2011, - 05:31 PM
The brochure from Hamline University Law School lays out the facts: After World War II, returning vets were responsible for an unparalleled period of American economic prosperity, starting up thousands of small businesses. With thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans returning to the private sector today, those same opportunities could apply, especially with the large numbers of programs available to assist in business start-ups.
Updated: April 22, 2011, - 07:30 PM
The Minneapolis VA is no longer accepting the donated, handcrafted quilts that volunteers have been making for wounded soldiers and other vets who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Updated: April 21, 2011, - 08:01 AM
The town of Cass Lake embraced Elizabeth McKenzie last month when she arrived at the high school in her Army uniform for a welcome home ceremony. She said she was hurt in Afghanistan. But she wasn't even in the military.
Updated: April 17, 2011, - 08:28 AM
A bill in the Legislature would make it easier for veterans with a criminal history to get some state licenses if they have been honorably discharged from the military. The bill would count the honorable discharge as evidence of rehabilitation if the criminal offense occurred before the person was discharged.
Updated: April 15, 2011, - 04:53 PM
The levels of technology for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have risen exponentially since the beginning of the wars. That's why it's so important to have a good computer back home.
Updated: April 08, 2011, - 07:14 PM
A Duluth auto dealership has offered to repair the cars of deployed soldiers from two Duluth-based National Guard units. Almost immediately after it was announced, what seemed like a simple act of reaching out to military families became a symbol of the national division over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Updated: April 01, 2011, - 05:24 PM
Legislation by Sen. Amy Klobuchar would help victims of Military Sexual Trauma and aid those who come forward later.
Updated: March 28, 2011, - 03:52 PM
Female veterans face unique struggles. Not the least of which is having people actually recognize the growing number of women in the U.S. military. Women represent 15 percent of the armed forces and are the fastest-growing segment of the military population.
Updated: March 25, 2011, - 07:54 PM