The Marines have landed – again

by David Hackworth -- The first non-Special Ops unit deployed to Afghanistan is the U.S. Marines Corps – no big surprise to this old Army doggie. In World War II's South Pacific, more…

Time to prepare

by David Hackworth -- It was only two weeks ago that the media armchair commanders and the likes of Sen. John McCain were saying George W. Bush had followed LBJ's dark path more…

Batten down both fronts

by David Hackworth -- "Can we win this war?" That was the question tossed at me repeatedly over the past two weeks as my wife, Eilhys, and I traveled around this anxious more…

Winning, the only option

by David Hackworth -- We're in Round One of a 30-rounder and, after only a month-long bombing campaign, the doubting Thomases are already saying we're bogged down in another no-win war. These more…

Secret means secret, stupid!

by David Hackworth -- While watching the tapes of U.S. Army Special Operations warriors parachuting into Afghanistan on a dangerous raid, I felt a great surge of pride for the skill, professionalism more…

Fight or flight

by David Hackworth -- My No. 1 son rang from Florida: "Dad we're scared. We're starting to wonder if we made a mistake leaving Indiana." Another Floridian, Frederick George, wrote: "I've never more…

Lock and load now!

by David Hackworth -- Shooting first and straight while on a battlefield or a security detail is a matter of life or death. That's why weapons training normally gets the highest priority more…

Don't fool the people, Mr. Thompson!

by David Hackworth -- We're into a long war that will be fought on many fronts. And as military targets are taken out in Afghanistan, we must be soldier-alert on the home more…

The enemy within

by David Hackworth -- When Jane Fonda visited North Vietnamese army troops while our GIs were being killed by those she was comforting, we tagged her "Hanoi Jane." Now she and other more…

Flag-waving isn't enough

by David Hackworth -- A 21st-century storm is gathering force and heading toward the dark shores of international terrorism. States that have been providing sanctuary and support for years to the likes more…