Military Readiness

CQ Researcher

Is the Pentagon Prepared for Future Threats?

This year has not been kind to the U.S. Navy. In January, a guided missile cruiser ran aground in Tokyo Bay. In May, another cruiser collided with a South Korean fishing vessel off the Korean Peninsula, injuring several sailors.

Then, the unthinkable. On June 17, a guided missile destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a container ship off Japan, killing seven sailors. Two months

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Human Rights Organizer

Sally Salem: Training for Youth Citizenship and Participation in Egypt

At 22, Sally Salem seemed to be heading down the path expected for many women in Cairo, Egypt. It was 1999 and she had just graduated with a degree in English literature and, through family connections, had landed a secure job in a local company. But

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Mom’s Traditions

My mother passed away 21 years ago. She would have turned 81 this past weekend. She was artistic and silly, but beyond that, a woman to whom I never did become close. She kept her thoughts private, clinging to some turmoil my siblings and I didn’t understand. As we grew up, we noticed she spent more time in her room and less time in front of her painting easel.


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