A Contrary Voice on Women in Combat

Last month, outgoing defense secretary Leon Panetta declared men and women would have the same chance to fight in combat for the first time in our nation’s history. But from the day they meet a recruiter, until the day they are …

Battleland Battleland

Air Warrior, R.I.P.

The Army aviator who helped kill the RAH-66 Comanche helicopter – a $40 billion program to build 650 scout choppers that was put out of its misery in 2004 after the Pentagon spent $8 billion for zero operational aircraft — has …

War Lit

Our best writers on war were nobodies before they got a break.

This is doubly true of veterans, from Hemingway and Joseph Heller to Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers, author of 2012’s celebrated The Yellow Birds, whose …

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