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.
Commander Dave Koss, the head of the Navy’s Blue Angels, has “voluntarily” resigned after repeated unsafe maneuvers.
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.”
The House of Representatives has voted 416-5 for a resolution prohibiting President Obama from sending ground troops to Libya
The Navy’s director of warfare integration says China is a “smart and learning enemy.”
It has now been 60 days since American involvement in Libya commenced. Congress has failed to act, and that’s their fault.
Technology has saved the lives of countless American soldiers. But it’s made going to war easier.
The Navy is considering allowing its chaplains to perform same-sex marriages once “Dont ask, Don’t tell” ends.
Why would David Petraeus take the thankless job of running the CIA?
Congress is getting complaints that calling the Osama raid “Geronimo” is offensive to Indians.
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.
CIA director Panetta to take over Pentagon; Petraeus to be nominated for CIA
The Pentagon is frustrated that the Obama administration doesn’t “seem to understand what military force can and cannot do.”
What ever became of Private Robert H. Lister of the 165th Infantry?
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.
It may be time to change rules keeping women out of combat roles. But “fairness” isn’t the right question.
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?
My first piece for The American Conservative, which they’ve titled “War Isn’t for Everyone–The military needs civilian control, not citizen soldiers,” is in the May issue.
Defense Secretary Gates hinted this week that the U.S. would stay in Iraq if the Iraqis wanted. It doesn’t seem like they do.
Continuing problems with the coalition operation in Libya reinforce an old military adage: You fight like you train.
Remember when President Obama said there would be “no boots on the ground” in Libya? You didn’t actually believe that, did you?
The duty to defend “hateful, extremely disrespectful, and enormously intolerant” expression.
Department of Defense (DOD) employees moving into a new building this fall may start their days walking past a sculpture of a toad with a ten-foot fairy on its back.
A NATO airstrike killed 13 rebel fighters, who were mistaken for Gaddafi’s forces. Apparently, they were shooting at NATO planes.
To honor the administration’s “no boots on the ground” statements, all covert U.S. personnel in Libya will work barefoot. – Jim Geraghty
The U.S. seems to be on the verge of changing war strategies in Libya, even as it becomes clear that these rebels aren’t necessarily our friends.