Archive: April 6, 2008 - April 12, 2008

More on Combat Tours

How to balance tour lengths against the learning curve of counterinsurgency training.

By Phillip Carter | April 12, 2008; 9:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Daydream Believers

A review of Fred Kaplan's new book.

By Phillip Carter | April 11, 2008; 3:33 PM ET | Comments (13)

Combat Tours Still Too Long

Even a 12-month tour is a real hardship.

By Phillip Carter | April 11, 2008; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (19)

Bush's Stubborn Strategy

Following two days of testimony to Congress by his top soldier and his top diplomat in Iraq, President Bush announced today that he would accept their recommendations and keep 140,000 American troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future. Or at least until Jan. 20, 2009, when he leaves the White...

By Phillip Carter | April 10, 2008; 4:00 PM ET | Comments (52)

Compassionate Command

Taking care of troops and larger lessons about institutional learning at Walter Reed.

By Phillip Carter | April 10, 2008; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (4)

Above and Beyond

White House cheapens the valor of Navy SEAL by scheduling his medal ceremony for same day as Congressional testimony.

By Phillip Carter | April 9, 2008; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (28)

Petraeus Overplays His Hand

Petraeus and Crocker overstate the threat posed by al-Qaeda and the success of the surge.

By Phillip Carter | April 9, 2008; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Previewing Petraeus and Crocker

Two Iraq commentators provide invaluable context for today's testimony.

By Phillip Carter | April 8, 2008; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Post team nets Pulitzer for Walter Reed coverage

Kudos to The Post for its work, and award, on Walter Reed.

By Phillip Carter | April 8, 2008; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (5)

The Other Side of the COIN

An Army officer wages a counter-counterinsurgency campaign against Gen. Petraeus.

By Phillip Carter | April 7, 2008; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Whither the 4th Amendment?

The recently released torture memo is not as interesting as one of its footnotes.

By Phillip Carter | April 6, 2008; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (8)

 
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