Secure our ports!

by David Hackworth -- Almost any cop in America, if he or she has a verifiable reasonable suspicion, can pull over a vehicle to search it. At any courthouse, federal building or more…

Let's go MAD

by David Hackworth -- The terrorist attack on Sept. 11 showed that the self-anointed Islamic "holy warriors" had moved on from World Trade Center I, when they exploded a Timothy McVeigh-type fertilizer more…

Here they go again!

by David Hackworth -- While the White House proposes the mother of all bureaucracies as a cure-all, most pundits continue playing the blame game. That's how it goes when our intelligence community more…

Learning from the past

by David Hackworth -- The three guerrillas were chowing down, with their loaded AK-47 submachine guns leaning against a wall within arm's distance. Lt. Patrick Graves of the famed 101st Airborne Division more…

Sum of my biggest fear

by David Hackworth -- Remember the good old days when we had thousands of Soviet nuclear-tipped missiles pointed at us? Looking back, it wasn't too hard living with the Machiavellian strategy of more…

Where do we find such remarkable men?

by David Hackworth -- Our Rangers still aren't allowed to talk publicly about Operation Anaconda, fought last March in Afghanistan, probably because the op proved in spades how out-of-touch the top brass more…

Rummy's right

by David Hackworth -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld killed the Crusader artillery system early last week with his usual no-nonsense style. The porkers immediately shot back: No way would that happen to more…

A shot in time saves lives

by David Hackworth -- Although Vice President Dick Cheney recently warned Prime Minister Tony Blair to prepare Britain for possible smallpox attacks, I can't tell you for sure if Iraq's Saddam Hussein more…

An Army of 3

by David Hackworth -- Last September, Army Sgt. Ken Eiland was sent to Bosnia, a very dangerous place even during the best of times, while his wife, Tina, remained at her job more…