Post Tagged with: "war"


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…]


Miles Teller, Jason Hall and Adam Schumann on ‘Thank You for Your Service’

Oct. 27 will mark screenwriter Jason Hall’s directorial debut with “Thank You for Your Service.” Starring Miles Teller as real-life veteran Adam Schumann, the film explores the difficult transition many soldiers face as they adjust to life at home following deployment. Hall, Teller and Schumann sat down with writers from[Read More…]


Producer Terry Benedict on “Hacksaw Ridge,” Desmond Doss

“Hacksaw Ridge,” a harrowing biographical war film about American pacifist and Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, received no shortage of accolades this film awards season. Selected as one of the American Film Institute’s top movies of the year, the critically acclaimed film also received six Academy Award nominations, including[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Land of Mine’

★★★★★ Films about World War II typically deal with similar stories, similar types of characters or similar types of narrative voices. As a subject of film, war has always been wildly popular, but what this genre sometimes lacks is the process of healing — or lack thereof — that comes[Read More…]

GREGORY: Preparing For Syrian  Peace Talks

GREGORY: Preparing For Syrian Peace Talks

When negotiations between Syrian government and opposition representatives designed to establish a rudimentary framework for ending the country’s ongoing civil war began on Feb. 2, hopes were dim that the disparate array of competing parties could stumble upon an agreement in a short period of time. The Geneva conference, experts[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Tossed, But Not Sunk

Tossed, But Not Sunk

Fluctuat nec mergitur. Latin for “tossed but not sunk,” has been the motto of Paris for more than six hundred years. It has never been more relevant than it is today, three days after the terrorist attacks. Within 24 hours, most people knew about the attacks in Paris. Many were[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

MEANEY AND HOYT: A Generation Marked by Fear

After the Lusitania, the Battle of the Somme, the first Wall Street crash and rampant unemployment, during vitriolic politics and national division, we had a New Deal. Our leaders told us to have no fear. Even after Hitler’s rise and after the Holocaust, all of which preceded Stalin’s rise and[Read More…]

by October 31, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Shortcomings of the Afghanistan Strategy

Since the publication of my last article for THE HOYA, (“Long-Term Forecast for Afghanistan Looks Grim,” Oct. 26, 2010,, I’ve been asked several times how the United States could win in Afghanistan, if in fact the current situation on the ground is so grim. I’ve been told that it’s[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Long-Term Forecast for Afghanistan Looks Grim

“Obama’s War” has increasingly come under fire in the media and the American public. Like Iraq, Afghanistan has become the war that cannot be won. While American political focus fixated on Iraq, Afghanistan became the forgotten war. Now, as the Pentagon slowly moves away from Iraq and looks back at[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Advise and Assist: Iraq Mission Still Risky

Shortly after taking office, President Obama announced a plan to withdraw all U.S. combat forces from Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010 – today. According to mainstream news headlines, this plan was successfully completed ahead of schedule, as the last U.S. combat brigade rolled into Kuwait on Aug. 18. Unfortunately, this[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Opinion