Christine Fox, ‘Top Gun,’ and the Casual Sexism of 1985

Christine Fox, the real-life inspiration for Charlie of “Top Gun,” and the casual sexism of 1985.

Media Fatigue, Syria, and Social Science

Social scientists take note: the press has gotten bored with Syria, so your data are no longer reliable.

Does Benghazi Rise To The Level Of A “Scandal?”

Republicans looking to Benghazi for political ammunition are likely going to be disappointed.

Administration Silent On Future Plans For U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

The United States is currently negotiating for a U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014, but they’re not sharing their plans with the American people.

Green Beret Found Living in Vietnam 44 Years Later Story Apparent Hoax

The story of an American Green Beret found living in Vietnam 44 years after he had been declared dead appears to be a hoax.

Obama Says He’ll Try To Close Guantanamo Prison Again

President Obama said today that he wants to move forward with closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay but there’s little he can do on his own.

The American People Want To Stay Out Of Syria

A new poll shows that 62% of Americans oppose American military intervention in Syria’s civil war.

Congress Forcing The Army To Buy Tanks It Doesn’t Want

Once again, politics is dictating military policy.

Massive Vacancies at Defense and State Departments

There are far too many appointed positions in the US government. And many of them are unfilled.

David Petraeus Joins CUNY Faculty, Brings Intern Experience

General Petreaus is now Dr. Petraeus and will be teaching a 1-1 load a the City University of New York.

Did Special Forces Snipers Kill Americans After Katrina?

A former Navy SEAL charges that Blackwater snipers killed American citizens in New Orleans during Katrina’s aftermath.

Hagel Scraps Drone Medal

Chuck Hagel has countermanded his predecessor and canceled the Distinguished Warfare Medal.

Blue Angels Cancel Season

The Navy’s Blue Angels demonstration team has canceled the rest of its 2013 season in response to budget cuts.

Hagel’s Uphill Fight

Examining SECDEF’s call for radical overhaul of our defense structure against the fate of similar calls past.

Army Denies Purple Heart to Fort Hood Victims (For Now)

The Army has ruled, correctly, that the victims of Major Nidal Hassan are not entitled to the Purple Heart.

Korean War II Not Easy As It Looks

The Army has war gamed a conflict to secure a failed North Korea. It would not be a cakewalk.

Uncle Sam’s Losing Streak

A tendency to expand objectives mid-fight has seen America fail in its last four major wars.

Hagel Halts Drone Medal

Chuck Hagel has cemented his legacy as the greatest Secretary of Defense ever.

Congress Asks Hagel To Demote Drone Medal

Congress is banding together on a bipartisan basis to fight the greatest problem facing the country: the precedence of the Distinguished Warfare Medal above the Bronze Star.

Army Spokesman: Don’t Criticize President Over Sequester

Reminding government employees that they are employees of the government is suddenly controversial.

Iraqi Forces Attacking Syrian Rebels

The regime we fought for in Iraq is now aiding the regime we’re fighting against (at least by proxy) in Syria.

The Tragedy of John Allen

Do we ask too much of our leaders?

Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty

Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to 10 charges stemming from turning classified documents over to WikiLeaks.

The Army’s Leadership Problem

Tim Kane continues his campaign against the US military’s antiquated personnel system.

President Obama’s Troubling Justification For Targeted Killings

The Obama Administration has given us a peek at its legal arguments for targeted killings and they are troubling to say the least.

The Army, Lord of the Rings, and DnD

I joined the Army so I could travel, fight, and go on adventures. Just like Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.

Does All-Volunteer Military Break the Social Compact?

Andrew Bacevich bemoans the social impact of the all-volunteer force.

America Cramped By Defensiveness?

Is America’s focus on defense weakening the country?