Karley Marquet and Annie Kendzior said they enrolled at two of the nation's most prestigious military academies to serve their country and become military officers. Instead, they claim, they were raped -- and their military careers are now over.
The Air Force Academy is charging three cadets with sexual assault just a week after a Department of Defense report found a sharp increase in the report of such attacks at the nation's military academies.
America's top military official nudged the nation's newest class of officers Saturday to fight a different sort of battle and close a gap between themselves and civilians who do not always understand a soldier's sacrifice.
President Obama told West Point graduates that the United States faces "difficult days ahead" in its fight against insurgents in Afghanistan and said that the threat posed by al Qaeda operatives across the globe "will not go away soon."
I've just read the most optimistic take on this country's future that I have encountered in years. If that suggests the author is looking at something the rest of us may be ignoring, you're right: Simon Schama has located The American Future (Ecco) deep in the American past.