Putting out a sea of fire

by David Hackworth -- A tap-dancing Colin Powell told the nation early last week that the situation with North Korea was "not yet a crisis." Powell and I both attended the U.S. more…

The Liar's Club

by David Hackworth -- Did Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld misspeak last month when he said that the Pentagon could duke it out simultaneously with both North Korea and Iraq? Or did he more…

Who cares?

by David Hackworth -- Sure, "First Human Clone" and "Lott Heads KKK" get max ink. That's what sells papers, pumps ratings and keeps the conglomerate cash registers ringing. But doesn't our media more…

Bloodshed or Big Macs?

by David Hackworth -- Modern American war is as easy to script as a B movie. First, finger the villain and hype a "clear and present danger" via relentless forget-the-facts spin; next, more…

The biggest threat: Osama or Saddam?

by David Hackworth -- As each day passes, more and more U.S. bombs blast Iraq. And now Pentagon planners are reinforcing this undeclared war with a mighty sea and ground fist that more…

Shootout in the desert

by David Hackworth -- While the U.N. inspectors play Sneak & Seek with Saddam Hussein's cheaters and retreaters, our Air Force and Navy Top Guns are picking away at Iraq's defense systems, more…

First base, first!

by David Hackworth -- A Pentagon Top Gun opposed to the Iraqi military solution – a member of the growing number of disenchanted military officers who've kept their eye on the terrorist more…

During the interval between sideshows …

by David Hackworth -- The war with Iraq is temporarily on hold while U.N. inspectors prepare to trip through the death factories Saddam is feverishly converting into a chain of kosher deli more…

Do it right, or die

by David Hackworth -- Hopefully, the American people's call to action last week will result in a lean, mean Department of Homeland Security finally up and running, a doubling of the number more…