Archive: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008


Capt. Eric Navarro (right) In 2005, President Bush articulated a national strategy for Iraq that hinged on successfully advising Iraqi security forces. "As Iraqis stand up, we will stand down," he said. The critical piece of this strategy was the adviser capability itself. Although the military's special operations community...

By Phillip Carter | June 7, 2008; 9:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pill Popping in Combat

Prescription drug abuse by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is a sign of the toll of those wars.

By Phillip Carter | June 6, 2008; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (10)

Gates Sends a Message

The Defense Secretary's decision to fire the leaders of the Air Force was about accountability.

By Phillip Carter | June 5, 2008; 8:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

General Sings the Gitmo Blues

The man running the Gitmo tribunals clearly attended the George Costanza school of public relations, where they abide by the principle that 'it's not a lie if you believe it.'

By Phillip Carter | June 5, 2008; 1:26 PM ET | Comments (11)

Wartime Taxes and Sacrifice

Charting the Republican Party's reversal of attitudes on wartime taxes and sacrifice.

By Phillip Carter | June 3, 2008; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Gitmo Circus

The Pentagon replaces a judge at Gitmo for failing to toe the party line.

By Phillip Carter | June 3, 2008; 8:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who Needs the NSC?

A former Reagan official and decorated Marine Corps veteran reviews Doug Feith's book and finds it wanting.

By Phillip Carter | June 2, 2008; 2:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Little Orphan AFRICOM

According to Sunday's Washington Post, the Pentagon's new Africa Command (AFRICOM) will begin operations on Oct. 1 with its headquarters thousands of miles from Africa and without a single forward headquarters on the continent. The key problem, it seems, is that the Africans don't really want an American combatant command:...

By Phillip Carter | June 2, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

War Crimes in Croatia

A Court upholds the rule of command responsibility for a Croatian general charged in the torture and killing of Serbs.

By Phillip Carter | June 2, 2008; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Taps for Charlie

Farewell to Charlie Moskos, the dean of military sociologists.

By Phillip Carter | June 2, 2008; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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