Washington Square News

Military alone will not stop terrorism

Military alone will not stop terrorism

By Kenny Kyunghoon Lee, Contributing Columnist

April 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Military intervention must be accompanied by political reforms in order to curb terrorism.

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

March 10, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association released its initial findings on the psychological state of U.S. soldiers. The three reports stated that one in five soldiers suffered regularly from mental illnesses before enlisting, including ADHD, depression and panic disorder. These findi...

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

By Emily Bell and Jordan Melendrez

March 3, 2014


Filed under News

Czech Republic President Milo Zeman expressed his disapproval of Russian military action in Ukraine on March 1, comparing the potential consequences of troop mobilization to the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops. Despite warnings from U.S. government officials, Russia...

Hagel makes responsible proposals for military

Hagel makes responsible proposals for military

February 25, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced his proposal to decrease defense spending and shrink the size of the U.S. military on Feb. 24 — a feat that will likely be met with resistance from large defense spending supporters in Congress. President Barack Obama is slated to submit the 2015 budget pl...

Reform constitution provides hope for stability

Reform constitution provides hope for stability

January 29, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Egyptians, in desperation, cling to whichever leader makes the loudest promises, swinging like a broken pendulum that gets stuck at opposing extremes. Hosni Mubarak’s reign was marked by inaction, so the Egyptians fled to Mohamed Morsi and his claims of peaceful theocracy for comfort. Now, in ...

Military, universities fail to protect victims of sexual assault

Military, universities fail to protect victims of sexual assault

September 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

There are an average of 207,754 victims of sexual assault in the United States every year, which breaks down into about one victim every two minutes. While the number of rapes has been on the decline in the past two decades, high profile cases continue to crop up. The most disturbing aspect of these...

Obama needs to solidify military policy

Obama needs to solidify military policy

February 13, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In yesterday’s State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for his final term in office. Although the primary focus of the speech dealt with broader economic initiatives, including tax hikes and other spending changes, perhaps the most striking aspect concerned his plan to withdraw...

« Previous Page