The draft as a deterrent

by David Hackworth -- If today's U.S. armed forces could count draftee airmen, sailors, soldiers and Marines among those who will soon be doing the dying during our second go at Saddam more…

Give the 2nd Division its marching orders

by David Hackworth -- Last week, George W. Bush blew off questions concerning North Korea and stayed resolutely on message: He's going to clean Saddam's clock either with the United Nations or more…

Let's pledge allegiance to our troops

by David Hackworth -- The horror of another violent war is "Blowin' in the Wind," once again polarizing our nation and stirring up the same passions that the Vietnam War visited upon more…

Hurry up and wait

by David Hackworth -- "This on-again, off-again, yes, you're going, no, you're not crap is getting old," grouses a young combat leader at Fort Hood, Texas. The tens of thousands of warriors more…

An ounce of prevention

by David Hackworth -- On Sunday, Mike Wallace informed the nation on "60 Minutes" that our troops in the Gulf region don't have sufficient training or the right protection and detection gear more…

What's the rush?

by David Hackworth -- Unless Saddam runs, war with Iraq is a done deal. Our fist is moving into place and will strike soon with unparalleled fury. By the time the shock more…

Will Colin Powell stand tall?

by David Hackworth -- While a bellicose North Korea belts out nuclear material for an assembly line of bombs, and al-Qaida keeps blowing up people, places and things from Afghanistan to Yemen, more…

Soldiers beware

by David Hackworth -- In his State of the Union address, President Bush is expected to give yet another strong warning to Iraq, while Axis of Evil member North Korea continued threatening more…

An army of many who can't cut it

by David Hackworth -- If the Butcher of Baghdad bolts or someone in his inner circle sells him out, George W. Bush will score the same points Ronald Reagan did for winning more…