I Was a Marine in Afghanistan
June 04, 2014
The POW loomed ever-present. And it was not a welcome presence.
One year ago Friday, the Pentagon rescinded the policy that prevented women from serving in combat roles.
One Unconvincing Argument Against Striking Syria
August 30, 2013
There's a lot of chatter this morning about the big piece above the fold on the front page of today's Washington Post laying out the deep misgivings of many in the military about launching an attack against Syria to punish it for the regime's apparen
Don't Give Up on Ground Troops
April 09, 2013
Adaptability, not technology, will win the wars of the future.
March 01, 2013
Everyone is applying the lessons from Michael Lewis's book—even U.S. forces.
The Washington Post's Confused Anti-Hagel Crusade
January 11, 2013
WaPo's editorial board has given two completely opposite reasons for disliking Hagel.
The Last Men
December 21, 2012
Charlie Troop had six months to save a forgotten Afghan district. But what, and who, would they leave behind?
Understanding Mohamed Morsi
December 07, 2012
ON A SULTRY MORNING in late September, I drove for two hours on the traffic-choked roads north of Cairo to Al Adwa, a Nile Delta town of dusty alleyways, mosques, and crumbling red brick houses. This is where Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt, was raised. Morsi left nearly four decades ago, but he returns regularly to visit his younger brothers, who still work the family farm, and to celebrate Islamic holidays.