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Should the Fort Hood Shooting Victims Get a Purple Heart and Veteran Benefits?

Debate Question: Should the Shooting Victims from the 2009 Fort Hood Massacre receive the Purple Heart and the same medical/financial benefits that Soldiers who get wounded/die in combat get? Summary of Events: On November 5th, 2009 Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fired at Fort Hood killing 13 and wounding 32 people.  Investigations before and …

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Are Active Duty Soldiers Better than National Guard and Reserve Soldiers?

This debate has been around since…well, the Army.  The negative stigma and “bad blood”, if you will, between Active Duty Soldiers and National Guard Soldiers is legendary.  One trains one weekend a month, two weeks out of the year. The other trains all year. This basic difference sparks the debate: Are Active Duty Soldiers Better than …

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What’s the One Thing You Would Change About the Army National Guard?

If you were the Commanding General of the Army National Guard, and you had the authority and power to change anything you wanted, what would be the first thing you changed and why? Please put some thought into this and share what you would do and explain your justification.  I don’t believe there is a …

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Debate: Do We Need a Bigger Army or Smaller Army?

I’d like to post a debate with the question “do we need a bigger Army or smaller Army?”  After doing some research online, I’ve discovered that we have approximately 500k Active Duty Army Soldiers and approximately another 500k in the ARNG or USAR (reference) in 2013. Based upon what I just mentioned to you, do …

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Debate: Women Serving in Combat Arms

Recently, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, along with the Obama administration made it possible for female Soldiers to serve in direct combat roles such as front-line Infantry.  This action has sparked some serious debates from both sides of the political spectrum and amongst male and female Soldiers and military leaders alike.  While I refrain from …

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Should Women Have to Register for the Selective Service (The Draft)?

In today’s post, I want to open a debate about whether or not women should have to register for the Selective Service, just like men do.  I don’t expect you to agree with everything I say, but I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.  After you read the post, feel free to …

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Women in Combat: A Story of the 617th MP Company

Guest Post by Daniel Slone Women in Combat? While We’re on the Subject… Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s recent announcement that the Department of Defense would rescind its rule barring women from “direct combat” positions promptly rekindled the debate on the whole topic that has surged and ebbed off and on for about a decade …

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