Americans are led to believe they have been fighting for democracy and freedom these past 17 years, but the truth is far murkier.
Defense Department officials attribute the jump to a concerted effort to encourage victims to come forward. But the dramatic and consistent increases may suggest more assaults are occurring.
The vast majority of senior American military officers are refighting the Vietnam War through the books they read, the scholarship they publish and the policies they continue to pursue in the Greater Middle East.
Giving George W. Bush the Sylvanus Thayer Award sends a dismal message that the things he did during his tenure as president are worth emulating.
In his memoir, Carson claimed that he received a full scholarship to the academy, which has no record that he even applied. In fact, West Point does not offer scholarships because there is no tuition -- when students enroll, they enlist in the U.S. Army.