Marine Sergeant Gary Stein will soon be free to criticize the commander-in-chief all he wants. As a civilian.
A Reserve Specialist who endorsed Ron Paul’s presidential candidacy in uniform will only be reprimanded, not court martialed.
What the hell was Leon Panetta thinking when he got dressed? He’s surrounded by fit Marines in battle dress and he’s wearing a poorly fitted blue short-sleeved “dress” shirt,* pleated slacks, and perhaps the most askew gig line ever, calling attention to his pot belly.
Joe Biden got a little braggadocious last night.
An attack on Iran is likely to unleash consequences that we are unprepared to deal with.
A tragic incident in Afghanistan that’s likely to have tragic consequences.
Another chapter in the annals of American Politicians as Royalty:
Carrol LeFon, better known on the Internet as Neptunus Lex, one of the original milbloggers, has been killed in a fighter jet crash.
CWO2 Edward Cantrell, a decorated Special Forces veteran, died trying to save his daughters Isabella and Natalia from a house fire.
Over the last decade-plus of war, the US Army has relaxed its promotion and retention standards for commissioned and non-commissioned officers. As we transition into peacetime, the pendulum is swinging the other direction.
The Pentagon has released the name of the US Army National Guard major murdered in an Afghan ministry this weekend.
The latest round of protests in Afghanistan prove yet again that it’s time for us to leave.
Why should lying about having served in combat or been awarded a medal for valor should be legally different from lying about athletic prowess in high school, the number of sexual partners you’ve had, or the size of one’s sex organs?
Yet another sign that international intervention in Syria is most likely never going to happen.
The military promotion system does not reward top performers rapidly enough.
The popular notion that the United States military is monolithically Republican is mistaken.
As they did four years, ago the New York Giants will get a parade in New York City today. Some are wondering when Iraq War vets will get theirs.
A change in the law will radically increase retirement pay for generals and admirals.
Andrew Exum notes that most analysts who call for military intervention fail to specify the particulars.
Not surprisingly, Republicans are trying to reverse the automatic cuts to defense spending agreed to in August.
My latest for The Atlantic explains, “Why We Should Be Glad the Haditha Massacre Marine Got No Jail Time.”
Last night’s State Of The Union Address contained another unfortunate example of the prevalence of militaristic rhetoric in domestic politics.
Mitt Romney is making claims about Naval readiness that are, at best, misleading.
The US Army is returning to a peacetime mindset, which means promotions will cease to be automatic for anyone willing to endure service.
Once again, Ron Paul showed last night why he could never win the Republican nomination.
A Washington Post fact check calls this “true but false.”
Michael Hastings has yet another credulous story attempting to smear the United States military.
President Obama’s Pentagon is planning for an unlikely war with China rather than the small wars America will inevitably fight.