WWII

Three Potential Missteps Awaiting Obama in Asia
Will president resist a non-apology apology in Hiroshima?

White House officials have insisted that President Barack Obama will not apologize for the World War II atomic bombings during his visit to Hiroshima. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

President Barack Obama will be looking to further shape his legacy during a week long trek across Asia that will highlight a massive trade deal and military cooperation with allies.  

But as Obama presses the region's leaders to formalize a trade pact he wants as a cornerstone of his legacy and travels to a city where nearly 200,000 people were killed by an American nuclear bomb, the swing is rife with potential pitfalls.  

At Long Last, ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Gets Her Due
Women who made WWII bombers talk work, feminism and what happened after the boys came back

Sylvia Tanis, a riveter during World War II, arrives with an honor flight of 30 women from Detroit at Reagan National Airport for a tour of D.C. (Photos By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A lifetime after the slogan "We can do it!" became the memory "We did do it!", thirty "Rosie the Riveters" were feted and finally thanked for their service in Washington this week.  

Just as news of terror attacks in Brussels circulated Tuesday morning, an announcement at Reagan National Airport invited travelers to greet these heroes — a few of the thousands of American women who contributed to the war effort during World War II by doing what was then considered men's work in factories, making bombers and munitions.  

Walker Plans to Relaunch POW/MIA Committee

Walker is inviting all veterans and active duty members to his launch. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., plans on reintroducing the Select Committee on Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Affairs.  

“My point of reference in this is, as a minister for nearly two decades, dealing with loss and grief many times, families were able to move on with their lives once they found peace and closure,” Walker told HOH. “Families are still hurting, we haven’t done all we can do.”