Archive: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Hostile Witness

Two senior Bush administration lawyers redefine the meaning of hostile witness.

By Phillip Carter | June 27, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (25)

Boondoggle in Paradise

National Guard leaders show bad judgment by holding conference in the Virgin Islands.

By Phillip Carter | June 27, 2008; 6:13 AM ET | Comments (12)

Not a Bang, But a Whimper

Today's gun control decision is a symbolic victory for gunowners, but not a really big change.

By Phillip Carter | June 26, 2008; 3:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Benign-Neglect Diplomacy

Were U.S. diplomats successful in North Korea because Bush's attention was elsewhere?

By Phillip Carter | June 26, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Blast Hits Close to Home

The site of Sunday's suicide bombing was 500 meters from where I was based during my tour in Iraq.

By Phillip Carter | June 25, 2008; 8:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Military Justice for a Civilian

Via The Post and the military's press shop in Baghdad, it appears that the first military prosecution of a civilian contractor in Iraq has ended in a guilty plea. According to today's news story: [T]he U.S. military announced that a Canadian man working as an interpreter for the U.S. military...

By Phillip Carter | June 24, 2008; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

In Iraq, Still No Strategy

A GAO study finds there's a good plan in Iraq -- but no strategy

By Phillip Carter | June 24, 2008; 9:37 AM ET | Comments (7)

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Think

Today's New York Times reports on a data dump obtained by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network about how many people the military kicked out for being gay in 2007. There was a slight uptick in the number of discharges in 2007 over 2006, but what is shocking is the increase...

By Phillip Carter | June 23, 2008; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (17)

A New Job for a Controversial General

In May, the Pentagon canceled the assignment of Maj. Gen. Jay Hood to Pakistan, where he would've been the defense attache, over concerns that he was intimately involved with torture of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Then, last Thursday, the Pentagon announced that Hood would go instead to Tampa, Fla., to...

By Phillip Carter | June 23, 2008; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (4)

Road Signs in Iraq

Over at Abu Muqawama, Dr. iRack reads coverage of the security situation in Iraq the New York Times and The Post, and provides a great laydown of the key points on the road ahead. He covers signs of progress (violence levels down; Iraqi security forces improvements; Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's...

By Phillip Carter | June 23, 2008; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (2)

After the Waterboarding

Did torture or soft questioning work best to get information about of the alleged 9/11 mastermind?

By Phillip Carter | June 22, 2008; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (11)

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