Marquette Wire

Syrian conflict pushes Congress to make decisions

Jason Kurtyka

September 10, 2013

The Senate will vote Wednesday to approve or reject President Obama's resolution to employ a round of “limited and narrow” strikes at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons. U.S officials reported Aug. 30 that more than 1,400 people were killed in multiple chemical weapons attacks in suburbs outside Damascus. One year ago, Obama said a chemical weapons attack would cross a “red line,” prompting American military intervention. According to the Washington Post, there is projected bipartisan support for and against the resolution and many representatives remain undecided. This reflects the stance of the Marquette College Republicans and Democrats, who declined to make a comment leaning one way or the other. “The Marquette University College Republicans have a wide range of positions within our organization on the current debate about militar...

Marquette alumnus James Foley kidnapped in Syria

Emily Wright

January 22, 2013

As the violence and unrest continues in Syria, James Foley, the Marquette alumnus and international freelance reporter who was kidnapped in Libya in April 2011, has been captured in the war-torn country. In recent weeks, Foley's family has spoken publicly about his Nov. 22 kidnapping in an ...

Catholicism in combat with ROTC programs?

Pat Simonaitis

October 5, 2010

Out of all the words of wisdom on war and peace, none capture the essence of why college students join Reserve Officer’s Training Corps programs like the ancient Chinese proverb, “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bl...

VIEWPOINT: Women and war

Reader Submission

April 15, 2010

War is a devastation that has always plighted humanity, but it affects a population in various ways. Particularly, the individuals who often are not a direct part of violence are objectified, victimized and targeted. Women...

OVBIAGELE: Israel: End victim stance and start peace talks

Emil Ovbiagele

March 23, 2010

Last week, Israel threw caution and rationality to the wind when its officials announced new settlement constructions in the disputed territory of east Jerusalem. The announcement came during U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's v...

OVBIAGELE: More troops needed in Afghanistan

Emil Ovbiagele

December 1, 2009

On the eve of President Barack Obama’s unveiling of the new war strategy in Afghanistan, Americans are sharply divided on the way forward. So what should Obama say today as he speaks to the country? Not easy lullabies for su...

From soldier to student

Derrick Chengery

November 12, 2009

Justin Owen is 23 years old. Already he's been to basic training, learned basic Arabic and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has given more than a year of his life in service to his country. The surprise? He's sitt...

OVBIAGELE: Afghanistan election diverted attention from war policy

Emil Ovbiagele

November 5, 2009

The recent election of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai did not deserve the attention it received from the West, stalling the Obama administration’s plans for a new war policy. This was ridiculous. Karzai won a third te...