Opposing Dumb, Unnecessary Wars Is Not “Isolationism”

Contrary to what Senator McCain, seeking realism in military policy does not make one an isolationist.

White House’s ‘Libya Isn’t A War-War’ Defense Not Going Over Well In Congress

The White House’s assertion that Libya isn’t covered by the War Powers Act isn’t being accepted on Capitol Hill.

President Obama To Congress: War Powers Act Doesn’t Apply To Libya

The Obama Administration tells Congress that it doesn’t need to comply with the War Powers Act because the Act does not apply to the mission in Libya.

Ten Congressmen Sue President Obama Over Libya Mission, War Powers Act

Dennis Kucinich and nine other Members of Congress are suing the President. They won’t get very far.

Militarization of Police

David Rittgers, a legal policy analyst at the Cato Institute who served three tours in Afghanistan as a special forces officer, laments the militarization of police in America.

Army Ditches Black Beret For Patrol Caps

After a decade, the Army is reversing the most hideous decision in its long history.

Boehner Gives Obama Until Friday To Justify Libya Mission

The House GOP and the White House moved one step closer to a constitutional confrontation, but is it much ado about nothing?

No DOMA + No DADT = ?

Can gay soldiers now get married and receive the same federal benefits as heterosexuals?

Tammy Duckworth Leaving VA, May Run for Congress

Tammy Duckworth has resigned as Veterans Affairs assistant secretary and may make another bid for Congress.

The Constitutionally Dubious War Powers Act

Clearly there’s a large ambiguity in the Constitutional gap between the two separate war-related powers of Congress and the Executive. The WPA can be seen as an attempt to resolve it but can’t if it’s unconstitutional.

Offutt Air Force Base and STRATCOM In Danger

Two major American military installations are in serious danger. From rising water, not terrorist attacks.

Delta Airlines PR Gaffe Over Military Baggage

Charging soldiers $200 for an extra bag on their way home for war? Really Delta?

SFC Leroy Arthur Petry, Medal of Honor Recipient

Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry will become the ninth Medal of Honor recipient for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan–and one of only two who lived to tell the tale.

Don’t Draw Dicks on Latrine Walls

This is a male latrine, there shouldn’t be any drawings of dicks.

Blue Angels Chief Relieved

Commander Dave Koss, the head of the Navy’s Blue Angels, has “voluntarily” resigned after repeated unsafe maneuvers.

Allen West: Anti-War Congressmen Should ‘Get Shot at a Few Times’

Allen West says Congressmen who oppose the war in Afghanistan should go over and “get shot at a few times and maybe they’d have a different opinion.”

House Bars Ground Troops in Libya

The House of Representatives has voted 416-5 for a resolution prohibiting President Obama from sending ground troops to Libya

China is Not Our Enemy

The Navy’s director of warfare integration says China is a “smart and learning enemy.”

Don’t Blame Obama For The Death Of The War Powers Act

It has now been 60 days since American involvement in Libya commenced. Congress has failed to act, and that’s their fault.

The Army and Change

General Donn Starry and the Army of the 1970s.

The Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden

Video of the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden

War Powers Act and Illegal Wars

Is the war in Libya illegal?

Desert Storm Syndrome

Technology has saved the lives of countless American soldiers. But it’s made going to war easier.

Navy Chaplains May Perform Gay Marriages

The Navy is considering allowing its chaplains to perform same-sex marriages once “Dont ask, Don’t tell” ends.

Why Would Petraeus Take CIA Job?

Why would David Petraeus take the thankless job of running the CIA?

Bin Laden Op “Geronimo” Codename Offensive?

Congress is getting complaints that calling the Osama raid “Geronimo” is offensive to Indians.

Stealth Blackhawk Helicopter Used in Osama Raid

There has been some buzz on the national security backchannels that a heretofore secret “stealth” helicopter was used in the SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout.

Panetta to Pentagon; Petraeus to CIA

CIA director Panetta to take over Pentagon; Petraeus to be nominated for CIA

Obama vs. Pentagon on Libya

The Pentagon is frustrated that the Obama administration doesn’t “seem to understand what military force can and cannot do.”

Robert H. Lister: The Rest of the Story

What ever became of Private Robert H. Lister of the 165th Infantry?

Military-Academic Conflict

America’s war colleges have some problems but we can’t close them.

Pentagon Report “Doubts” Some Comments Attributed To McChrystal By Rolling Stone

A Pentagon investigation was unable to verify some of the comments attributed to General Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone last year. That doesn’t mean he’s been cleared, though.

Women in Combat: Changing Rules for the Wrong Reasons?

It may be time to change rules keeping women out of combat roles. But “fairness” isn’t the right question.

Law of Remote Control War

The law of war is not fully clear when applied to modern conflicts.

Petraeus Predicted Afghanistan Debacle in 1987

David Petraeus’ 1987 PhD dissertation:After all, if a country with relatively few public opinion concerns or moral compunctions about its tactics cannot beat a bunch of ill-equipped Afghan tribesmen, what does that say about the ability of the United States — with its domestic constraints, statutory limitations, moral inhibition, and zealous investigative reporters — to carry out a successful action against a guerrilla force?