Cheerleaders, put on your gas masks!

by David Hackworth -- Cheered on by a chorus of bloodthirsty TV, radio and newspaper savants – few of whom have ever worn a soldier suit – and equally unqualified politicians also more…

Protect home base first

by David Hackworth -- Russia and America both possess massive armed forces and enough nuclear-tipped missiles to destroy planet Earth 10 times over. Yet last week their capital cities were both paralyzed more…

Prioritize or lose

by David Hackworth -- For more than a year, the D.C.-based Chicken Hawks who want to boot the Butcher of Baghdad out of Iraq have been telling us that Saddam's another Hitler more…

Urgent memo to Congress

by David Hackworth -- Dear Congress: While you ponder green-lighting war with Iraq, you need to know that our deployed troops – who will be at the highest risk from deadly biological/chemical more…

Let's talk before we shoot

by David Hackworth -- War is a deadly serious business. If you have any doubts, ask the families of the fighters who either didn't come home or came back hurting. It should more…

Will Congress blink again?

by David Hackworth -- History has repeatedly shown that the military solution is the least-desirable way to resolve conflict. Smart leaders know that "supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without more…

Oops, more unexpected casualties

by David Hackworth -- Back in 1990, a few months before the bombs started dropping on Baghdad, an Army pal slipped me a Pentagon study based on World War II experiences estimating more…

Apathy and pork = another 9-11

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: "Steel My Soldiers' Hearts" is here! One of America's most decorated soldiers, Col. David Hackworth, writes about the hopeless to hardcore transformation of the 4/39th Infantry more…

Define the threat

by David Hackworth -- Fifty-two years ago, on a cold day on the Korean front, my lieutenant gave me a copy of "The Art of War." I've been a disciple ever since more…