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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Alliances in international relations will remain necessary to U.S. foreign policy going forward, according to former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

US Military Must Learn From Past Mistakes, Hagel Says

The military can counter domestic social injustices and correct foreign policy mistakes by increasing accountability and responsibility within its leadership, former Secretary of Defense and former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said April 24. Hagel spoke at a fireside chat, an informal conversation sponsored by the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs[Read More…]

KAPASI: The Firebombing of Dresden

KAPASI: The Firebombing of Dresden

Neither an industrial center nor a wartime hub, a defenseless Dresden, Germany, was firebombed by Allied aircraft mere months before German surrender, between Feb. 13 and 15 in 1945. A firestorm caused by the thousands of tons of explosives engulfed the city, consuming the very oxygen in the air. Secondary[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Movie Review: ‘Last Flag Flying’

★★★★★ Striking the perfect balance between heartwarming and heart-wrenching, director Richard Linklater’s newest film, “Last Flag Flying,” is a must-see. Starring Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston, the movie explores grief, friendship and the enduring camaraderie of veterans. Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Darryl[Read More…]

Panel Warns Possible Shifts in Military Transgender Policy

Panel Warns Possible Shifts in Military Transgender Policy

President-elect Donald Trump’s future administrative appointments could spark a significant rollback of transgender rights in the military, according to panelists hosted by the Georgetown LGBTQ Resource Center and the Georgetown University Veterans Office on Monday. Georgetown’s Veterans Office Director LeNaya Hezel moderated the conversation between Shane McCammon, a veteran and[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Rhetoric Sways Muslim Base

Although I spent most of the summer trying to ignore media coverage of the U.S. presidential election, it was nearly impossible. Watching clips from the Democratic National Convention, I was astonished that Muslim-Americans from all walks of life, from the director of Council on American-Islamic relations to Congressman Keith Ellison[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Voting: An Ethical Dilemma for Servicemen

Voting: An Ethical Dilemma for Servicemen

As a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet, my personal growth in college has not only focused on development of my intellectual capabilities, but also on my conceptions of duty and professionalism. Both are integral parts of being a U.S. Army officer. When Americans think of an officer, these are two[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Secretary of Defense Talks Sexual Assault in Military

Secretary of Defense Talks Sexual Assault in Military

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter discussed the importance of eliminating sexual assault in the military in Gaston Hall on Wednesday. The audience was filled with over 250 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from several universities in the Washington area. The event, which was held in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The Privilege of Service

The Privilege of Service

For a young woman of modest origins from the countryside of Oklahoma, finding myself in the Palace Al Bustan in Oman, dressed in my best suit, trying desperately to look like I belonged in a room full of prominent public health officials, felt quite a lot like some strange, academic,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Drones Infiltrate Daily Life

In the past, military research and development have resulted in immeasurable impacts on consumer technology. From the Internet to GPS, technologies that have radically changed human society have stemmed from developments that began in the research labs of the armed forces and federally funded organizations like NASA. Known as spinoff[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

United States Must Not Delay Intervention in Syria

Despite recent revelations of chemical weapon usage resulting in the deaths of 1,429 people outside of Syria’s capital city, a recent Reuters poll claims that only 9 percent of Americans support military intervention. This is a serious miscalculation, as not intervening in Syria would have dire humanitarian and geopolitical implications.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments Opinion