Archive: Military Manpower

Back to the Beginning

By Clint Douglas The war in Afghanistan is spiraling out of control. Long referred to as "The forgotten war" or "the other war, " Afghanistan demands immediate corrective attention, lest we go the way of our British and Soviet predecessors. Their failure was never predestined to become ours, and yet...

By | September 8, 2008; 02:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

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; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (17)

Four-Star Heresy

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs commits military heresy in his Army War College commencement speech. Good for him.

By Phillip Carter | June 9, 2008; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Few, the Proud, the Bad

Two studies indicate that recruits with arrest records and no high school diploma can do well in the military.

By Phillip Carter | April 30, 2008; 05:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

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