Archive: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Vietnam Ghosts

Sanchez embraces a flawed view of Vietnam, and that explains part of his flawed view in Iraq.

By Phillip Carter | May 10, 2008; 2:03 PM ET | Comments (24)

Personal Responsibility

Gen. Sanchez disclaims personal responsibility for the war.

By Phillip Carter | May 10, 2008; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (4)

Tainted by Torture

Jay Hood was wrong for Pakistan.

By Phillip Carter | May 9, 2008; 1:34 PM ET | Comments (8)

Of Macedonia and Mesopotamia

Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez strikes a defiant note in the introduction to his autobiography.

By Phillip Carter | May 9, 2008; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (8)

A Better GI Bill

Today, as it deliberates over the supplemental funding bill for the war, the House of Representatives will consider the new GI Bill legislation proposed by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.). The bill has broad bipartisan support from 330 senators and represenatives, along with the support of every veterans' service organization and...

By Phillip Carter | May 8, 2008; 7:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Disneyland on the Tigris

A new urban redevelopment plan for the Green Zone? Sweet! I've got Marriott points!

By Phillip Carter | May 7, 2008; 9:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Soldier Sabbaticals

RAND sociologist (and my friend) Laura Miller argues in USA Today that the Army needs to embrace "sabbaticals" for its top performing officers. Year-long breaks would obviously give these officers a much-needed break from back-to-back-to-back deployment pace of the Army. But, more importantly, she writes that it would develop Army...

By Phillip Carter | May 7, 2008; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Captain Crunch

Captains are leaving the Army at record rates. Or are they?

By Phillip Carter | May 6, 2008; 1:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Somalia Hangover

Food crisis violence breaks out in Somalia -- but the US can do nothing about it.

By Phillip Carter | May 5, 2008; 9:18 PM ET | Comments (10)

Sufferin' Sanchez

LTG Sanchez has a new book.

By Phillip Carter | May 5, 2008; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (3)

Cut the Cord?

Richard Perle takes disingenuousness to new heights.

By Phillip Carter | May 5, 2008; 7:46 AM ET | Comments (37)

Healing Unseen Wounds

Defense Secretary Gates pushes new initiatives for mental health.

By Phillip Carter | May 4, 2008; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (6)

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