Archive: Civil-Military Relations
By Clint Douglas Today's New York Times contains a particularly disturbing piece about the drought in Afghanistan and the looming certainty of widespread famine throughout the country this winter. Given the more attention grabbing and violent headlines coming out of Afghanistan and Pakistan, I doubt that this unwelcome news will...
By washingtonpost.com | September 19, 2008; 05:18 PM ET | Comments (4)
By Janine Davidson Last night, as I was flipping through the TV channels I stumbled upon the ABC special, "America United in Support of Our Troops." This 2-hour prime-time extravaganza, filmed on the beach near Camp Pendleton in California, included such stars as Janet Jackson, Snoop Dog, Toby Keith, and...
By washingtonpost.com | September 8, 2008; 10:19 PM ET | Comments (3)
Last week I began working for the Obama campaign as its national veterans director. Although I have been open on this blog about my support for Obama, my new job requires me to recuse myself from blogging for the duration of the campaign. Intel Dump will continue to reside here...
By Phillip Carter | July 14, 2008; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (168)
Politico has a great profile of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) today that covers everything from her marriage to Navy officer and astronaut Mark Kelly to the last time she changed a tire in Arizona. I've met Rep. Giffords on a couple of occasions, including a military readiness roundtable in her...
By Phillip Carter | July 11, 2008; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (9)
Women rise to prominence in the defense world's counterinsurgency community.
By Phillip Carter | July 9, 2008; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (3)
National Guard leaders show bad judgment by holding conference in the Virgin Islands.
By Phillip Carter | June 27, 2008; 06:13 AM ET | Comments (12)
McCain's War College thesis bears a striking resemblance to his views on Iraq.
By Phillip Carter | June 15, 2008; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (62)
The VA needs to find a way to register voters at its hospitals and facilities.
By Phillip Carter | June 13, 2008; 09:03 AM ET | Comments (8)
Charting the Republican Party's reversal of attitudes on wartime taxes and sacrifice.
By Phillip Carter | June 3, 2008; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)
Farewell to Charlie Moskos, the dean of military sociologists.
By Phillip Carter | June 2, 2008; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Some questions the Senate Armed Services Committee should ask today of Petraeus and Odierno.
By Phillip Carter | May 22, 2008; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (8)
Combat correspondent Joe Galloway responds to allegations that he was a paid Pentagon pundit.
By Phillip Carter | May 20, 2008; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (16)
Sen. Jim Webb has changed his mind about civil-military relations.
By Phillip Carter | May 19, 2008; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (15)
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his radio address on Dec. 9, 1941: "On the road ahead there lies hard work -- grueling work -- day and night, every hour and every minute. "I was about to add that ahead there lies sacrifice for all of us....
By Phillip Carter | May 14, 2008; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (24)
Some deeper thoughts on the Times story on military pundits.
By Phillip Carter | April 22, 2008; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (0)
Fashion advice for military officers.
By Phillip Carter | April 22, 2008; 08:48 AM ET | Comments (5)