Archive: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

The Long-Term Costs of War

New RAND study presents some disturbing findings.

By Phillip Carter | April 18, 2008; 4:16 PM ET | Comments (19)

A Taste of Home

How hamburgers helped a veteran readjust.

By Phillip Carter | April 18, 2008; 9:58 AM ET | Comments (7)

Planning to Fail in Iraq

A new report on Iraq war planning failures is creating quite a stir.

By Phillip Carter | April 18, 2008; 9:13 AM ET | Comments (5)

Water Wars

Competition over water in Australia offers a preview of conflict to come.

By Phillip Carter | April 17, 2008; 7:20 PM ET | Comments (11)

Foreign Policy on Steroids

We should be wary of attempts to over-militarize American foreign policy.

By Phillip Carter | April 16, 2008; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Charlie's Wars

Two new provocative pieces from Charlie Dunlap.

By Phillip Carter | April 16, 2008; 3:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fiction or Nonfiction?

Rumsfeld to write memoir.

By Phillip Carter | April 15, 2008; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Behind the Surge's Success

It has become axiomatic to point to many different reasons for Iraq's improved security situation -- the presence of more U.S. troops, the completion of Iraq's ethnic cleansing campaigns, demographic changes, and political deals with Sunni and Shiite leaders calling for an end to their violence. Of all these, the...

By Phillip Carter | April 14, 2008; 9:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Adding Insult to Injury

In an interview with ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz Friday, President Bush attempted to clarify what he meant by saying that Gen. David Petraeus will have "all the time he needs" to prosecute the effort in Iraq. Bush claimed that he didn't want to suggest that America will stay in...

By Phillip Carter | April 14, 2008; 7:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Why Isn't the Army Broken?

The Army keeps rolling along, albeit weary, bruised and bloody.

By Phillip Carter | April 13, 2008; 7:35 AM ET | Comments (41)

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