Despite a clear, lawful order to get vaccinated, tens of thousands of active duty…members have refused to be vaccinated, thereby disobeying a lawful order and being insubordinate.
After standing by Powell’s side for more than a decade, Wilkerson gives an exclusive look at Powell’s internal conflict, blind spots and disillusionment over his role in the Iraq War.
“The problems I identified on a microscale in Afghanistan still exist on a macroscale in American foreign policy,” Edstrom said. “That is detrimental to not only soldiers, but to Americans, and the world.”
Former Army Captain Erik Edstrom shared his experiences in the military, including how he helped get his interpreter out of Afghanistan.
Erik Edstrom: War Helps Fuel the Climate Crisis as U.S. Military Carbon Emissions Exceed 140+ Nations
To prioritize decarbonization efforts, we need to know the sources and volume of those military emissions, so that our leaders and politicians can make informed decisions about which sources they might want to shut down first.
The text message arrived in the afternoon — late at night in Afghanistan: “We have flight approval. So be ready to notify families tonight.”
Erik Edstrom: ‘Anyone Got Any Helos Sitting Around?’: How a Private Network Is Using a Messaging App to Rescue Afghans
In the hours before dawn in Kabul, before the daily crush and chaos resumes at the airport where tens of thousands of desperate Afghans and American citizens vie to reach transport planes on the other side of armed gates, the members of the #AfghanEvac group share information they hope will enable friends and former colleagues to escape the reach of Taliban revenge.
For retired combat officer Erik Edstrom, it took less than two months to realize that America’s war in Afghanistan was a complete disaster.
America has sent 2.77 million service members to war since 9/11. When they come home, are they getting the support they need?
Former U.S. Army infantry officer Erik Edstrom joins the BBC’s When Kathy Met Carlos to discuss the toll that combat takes on soldiers, and the failings of veteran care in the United States.
“Upon returning home, you see that the cost of war is a long arc.”
Dennis Laich and Erik Edstrom — What is the best way for Americans to honor and respect veterans’ sacrifices? There’s no single right answer, but there are plenty of wrong ones – including our “thank you for your service” culture.