Trained to die

by David Hackworth -- Military staffers are busier than PX cashiers on payday evaluating the lessons learned from the recent fireworks in Iraq. And that process is important. The stakes are too more…

Rangers caught in the PC crossfire

by David Hackworth -- Rangers have always been my favorite soldiers. My admiration for them probably started at age 10 when I watched Spencer Tracy in the movie "Northwest Passage" – or more…

Secrets galore

by David Hackworth -- Judiciously guarding our military's classified information makes excellent sense. Stamp it "SECRET," the system takes over and lives will be saved. What patriot would quibble with that? But more…

No light in the Aghan tunnel

by David Hackworth -- Operation Enduring Freedom – launched in Afghanistan a month after 9-11 – is now officially over. But despite Pentagon spin to the contrary, our casualty count from that more…

Try a little Lincoln-style leadership

by David Hackworth -- The U.S. Army has fought many battles since Bunker Hill. But now, during the mop-up of one of its most brilliant campaigns – a war that took down more…

Save the Apache, just lose the platinum

by David Hackworth -- As our magnificent warriors return from Iraq, they will tell the folks who sweated them out at home what really went down during their bold march to Baghdad more…

That bloody road to Baghdad

by David Hackworth -- This year, the Pentagon raked in almost as much green stuff – $480 billion – as the $560 billion the U.S. spent during World War II. So it's more…

Please, no more made-in-the-USA monsters

by David Hackworth -- Hopefully, the looting and shooting across Iraq will soon subside, and peace will settle over the innocents of Iraq – a people who've suffered only bloodshed and repression more…

A mean green machine

by David Hackworth -- Audie Murphy would be proud. He fought with the U.S. Army's "Rock of the Marne" 3rd Division from Africa to Sicily to Italy and during that hard slug more…

Fallout 2

by David Hackworth -- Since Vice President Dick Cheney said he saw the war in terms of "weeks rather than months," I wish I could report that Tommy Franks' grunts were beating more…