By John Nagl There is a town where I served in Iraq, south of Baghdad in the al-Anbar province, named Mahmoudiyah. Since the insurgency began attacks there have been so frequent and severe that it came to be called the "Triangle of Death." The area suffered 35 attacks a week...
By washingtonpost.com | September 10, 2008; 06:25 PM ET | Comments (4)
Removes a link on its in-house website to an Obama attack.
By Phillip Carter | June 13, 2008; 08:53 AM ET | Comments (2)
The Army's in-house public affairs Web page amplifies anti-Obama messages.
By Phillip Carter | June 12, 2008; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (0)
WWII dog tags On Monday, America will mark Memorial Day. The holiday has evolved into a general celebration of patriotism, veterans and all things military. But the holiday was originally established to serve as a memorial to America's dead soldiers from the Civil War. One of the most solemn...
By Phillip Carter | May 21, 2008; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (8)
West Point is likely to change its song lyrics to acknowledge female graduates. 'Bout time.
By Phillip Carter | May 18, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Got a letter in the mail, Said go to war or go to jail; But it won't be long, 'Til I get on back home. Slapped me down in a barber's chair, Spun me around, I had no hair; But it won't be long, 'Til I get on back...
By Phillip Carter | May 13, 2008; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (20)
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; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (0)
Captains are leaving the Army at record rates. Or are they?
By Phillip Carter | May 6, 2008; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (0)
Allowing a West Point cadet to play NFL football is a bad play.
By Phillip Carter | May 1, 2008; 09:28 AM ET | Comments (0)
Walter Reed-like problems are found in a barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C.
By Phillip Carter | April 28, 2008; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (32)
Gates praises dissent in the military; another column misreads the tea leaves.
By Phillip Carter | April 25, 2008; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (42)
The Pentagon's announcement may have far-reaching implications for policy in Afghanistan and Iraq.
By Phillip Carter | April 23, 2008; 02:27 PM ET | Comments (0)