SEALs aren’t supposed to find themselves in trouble that they can’t get out of. That’s why the Navy is seeking to buy …
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Filmmakers Defend Their Story of Osama at the D.C. Premiere
At the Washington, D.C., premiere of ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ director Kathryn Bigelow, screenwriter Mark Boal and former Senator Chris Dodd tried to quash criticisms from lawmakers who say that the movie miscasts history.
Bet you can’t guess how this shorthand for Precision Strike Suite for Special Operations Forces is pronounced…
Iran Unplugged: Preview of Coming Attractions?
Iran’s nuclear-energy chief said Monday that his nation’s most heavily defended nuclear-enrichment plant had been unplugged with extreme prejudice last month.
How (Army) Green Was My Valley
11 Years Later: The Unquiet Hero
Watching ex-SEAL Matt Bissonnette on 60 Minutes was equal parts fascinating and disturbing.
Eleven years since the horror of 9/11, some of us watched, transfixed, as someone who gave his word never to write of what he had …
Trimming the Training Mission
The headline in Sunday’s Washington Post was pretty stark:
Afghan Recruit Training Halted
A quick read of the article offered the reader no clue that the halt affects only about 3% of the entire U.S.-led Afghan …
WHAM* (*winning hearts and minds)
“Winning hearts and minds” has been a key to recent U.S. wars ranging from Vietnam, to Iraq, and now in Afghanistan.
But Thomas H. Henriksen says that such costly ventures may have outlived their usefulness. “In …
Navy Skippers: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Ernest Borgnine, God bless him, may have passed on, but real Navy skippers can fill the void left by Lieut. Commander Quinton McHale’s passing. Check out the latest from the New London Day:
Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II, who
U.S. Takes A Pass — For Now — On China Sea Disputes
TOKYO – The territorial disputes in the South China Seas are over, China has won, and the U.S. couldn’t care less. But that’s not necessarily bad.
While arguments over who owns which reefs, rocks and lagoons in the South …
More Suspect Reports from Both Sides of the DMZ
We’ve learned that U.S. Army Brigadier General Neil Tolley is being rotated from his post as head of U.S. Special Forces in South Korea days after he ignited a controversy by declaring that U.S. and South Korean special forces …
On the eve of the 1991 Gulf War – as hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops streamed toward Iraq-occupied Kuwait – a U.S. Army officer remarked how much easier all this would be if someone – a Saddam Hussein turncoat, …