Serious observers of world affairs are having a very difficult time explaining what strategic effects the missile attack on a Syrian military airport had.
Our defense budget is a sieve for congressional pet projects, special interest contracts, and social engineering programs. Pumping more fuel into the tank is little use if you don’t patch the holes.
Over the past several months I’ve met Americans worried about the state of Navy, surprised at the degree to which sea power impacts U.S. prosperity, and nervous about foreign aggression.
It’s my humble opinion that New Yorkers, generally among our most highly educated, paradoxically understand among the least.
Veterans are not getting the health care—including the mental health care—they need to thrive and survive after their service.
The question we must ask now is: ‘Will the presence of a woman in combat negatively affect an infantry unit?’ This is the only question that matters in this debate.
Federal law currently bars James Mattis from taking the job of defense secretary. Congress should change that.
To Marines, Gen. James Mattis is the finest of our tribal elders. The rest of the world, very soon, will know how truly gifted he is.
If my country is going to tell me how to pray, America ceases to be America, and I cease to wear this flag with pride. That is this soldier’s line in the sand.
The mother of a son who deployed to Afghanistan reflects on sacrifice, following Donald Trump’s attacks on Khizr Khan and his family.
Stop pretending all mothers sacrifice more by giving birth than our combat troops do by fighting.
American soldiers’ conscience and training commits them to a moral purpose higher than Donald Trump’s megalomaniacal ambitions, which he said would force them to break the law.
Americans are usually forgiving of warriors who break rules in moments of personal danger and the real threat of defeat. Donald Trump’s desire to push around the U.S. military doesn’t count.
Forcing women to fight in battle during desperate times is the sign of a civilization undoing itself.
The reason we draft men and not women is not because those patriarchal creeps want to hog all the PTSD, bullet wounds, dismemberments, and gravestones for themselves.
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