Tag Archives: military

Confusion over recent U.S. involvement in Syria


Melissa Nunez – Opinions and Features Editor After a lethal chemical attack with a deadly nerve agent leaving countless Syrian children and families dead or critically wounded, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike to the AL Shayrat Airfield in direct response to the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad’s decision to murder so many innocent people. According to Politifact, Trump’s desire for

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Women Vets and Women in Combat


Melanie Espinal – Special to the Southern News When the adrenaline gets going it doesn’t matter if women are built the same way as men, said Jennifer Smith, they can do anything a man can do. Last December, Defense Secretary Ash Carter declared that in January 2016, all military occupations would be open to women. This included the nearly 222,000 combative positions

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Veterans share experiences after showing of “The Invisible War”


Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter  The 50 percent increase in sexual abuse cases reported over the last few years is a result of a boost in confidence that soldiers will receive justice, said Jack Mordente, director of the veteran’s services office. Students and staff gathered to watch and listen to a panel of veterans share their traumatic experiences with

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