There is more going on in the world than our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and our agenda-setting media are going make their daily choices based on a set of values and priorities that we won’t always agree with. But if ever there were a case for journalism to give the people what they need, even if sometimes they say they don’t want it, this would be it. Every day Americans are fighting and dying while trying to stand up police forces, armies, and humanitarian missions. We need to hear their stories, every day.

Paul McLeary is senior editor of Defense Technology International magazine, and is a former CJR staffer.