August 16, 2005

War and Peace: Falling Through the Partisan Looking Glass
Stunning quotes from Republicans about committing our troops. Why aren’t they asking the same questions today?

May 30, 2005

Torture: The Case Against, and Prescription for
This has moved well past “a few bad apples” to a shameful institutional problem. We used to uphold the highest standards, but now, many only care that our standards are a half notch above those of the terrorists we proclaim as fully evil.
American Grand Strategy After 9/11: An Assessment by the U.S. Army War College
“In the three years since 9-11, the Administration has yet to arrive at a clear definition of the enemy or the aim in the War on Terrorism; to date, American policy has combined ambitious public statements with ambiguity on critical particulars.”

May 21, 2005

“The story begins in Afghanistan”
“The investigation shows the military intelligence officers in charge of the detention centre at Bagram airport were redeployed to Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2003, while still under investigation for the deaths of two detainees months earlier”

March 05, 2005

Grandfathers, Auschwitz, and the Web
An amazing story ... “If you don’t think the Web is a powerful, earth-shattering tool, I hope you think differently”

March 02, 2005

The Case for the Draft
“As currently constituted, the U.S. military can win the wars, but it cannot win the peace, nor can it commit for the long term to the stability and security of a nation such as Iraq. Our enemies have learned this, and they will use that knowledge to their advantage in the next war to tie us down and bleed us until we lose the political will to fight.”

January 11, 2005

Michael E. O’Hanlon: Iraq Without a Plan
“The post-invasion phase of the Iraq mission has been the least well-planned American military mission since Somalia in 1993, if not Lebanon in 1983, and its consequences for the nation have been far worse than any set of military mistakes since Vietnam ... It was in fact unconscionable.”

January 06, 2005

General Says Army Reserve Is Becoming a ‘Broken’ Force
The 3 star general “complained that his repeated requests to adjust the policies to current realities have been rebuffed by Pentagon authorities”

December 15, 2004

We Go To War With The Defense Secretary We Have
“Actually, we have a pretty terrific Army. It’s performed a lot better in this war than the secretary of defense has.”

October 23, 2004

Tora Bora: What Really Happened?
‘If Fox, CNN and NBC could arrange for their crews to cover Tora Bora it is puzzling that the US military could not put more boots on the ground to find the man who was the intellectual author of the 9/11 attacks’

September 13, 2004

Mother of dead soldier “harassed and yelled at, booed and hissed, told her son died for nothing” by “Peace activists” at a public candlelight vigil
People with no heart have no message I want to hear. Human decency trumps partisan spewage in any human worth hearing.

August 08, 2004

30 War Articles for the German People
“It would be unfair and destructive of the general welfare to spread rumors that force the government to speak about matters important or even decisive in the war.”

July 11, 2004

The real story of Waterloo
“They say that the victors write the history books, and this self-congratulatory Victorian British account of the battle ... somehow became accepted wisdom”

May 19, 2004

The Incredible Shrinking Army
They’re even stripping half the OPFOR’s from Fort Irwin and Fort Polk to fill gaps overseas

April 29, 2004

“UMass Graduate Student Criticizes Tillman While Exemplifying What He Died For”
“I want Gonzalez to look Marie Tillman, Pat’s wife, in the eyes”
“Pat Tillman is not a hero: He got what was coming to him”
You had to know this was coming. And you had to know it would come from ... a college student! Keep studying, kid

April 23, 2004

NASA: Columbia Crew Mistakenly Identified As Iraqi War Casualties
At thememoryhole.org, 18 rows of images of caskets from Dover are actually photographs of honors rendered to Columbia’s seven astronauts



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