We are all New Yorkers

by David Hackworth -- For too many years, I've been a voice in the wilderness trying to warn the American people and the military-industrial-congressional complex that we've entered a new era of more…

Pork or tombstones?

by David Hackworth -- Will pork win over combat readiness? This is the question every American should be pondering. Because contrary to all the "they're-good-to-go hype" from presidents past and present, our more…

The great Pentagon heist
– part 2

by David Hackworth -- Several weeks ago, I wrote about how the U.S. taxpayer and the credit-card companies were being ripped off by the Department of Defense credit-card racket. Well, truth to more…

Easy training, hard combat

by David Hackworth -- Many of our country's military problems cause me heartburn: The headlong, reckless rush to Star Wars II, the failure of defense leaders to do the right thing, the more…

Soldiers win battles, not staff weenies

by David Hackworth -- The U.S. Army has 10 active-duty fighting divisions. Almost all are at 100 percent strength, thanks to Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki, who cut some of the more…

When cannons shoot, call Brown & Root

by David Hackworth -- Candidate George Bush told the voters that if they got him into the White House, he'd get our troops out of the Balkans. He promised to use our more…

The great Pentagon credit-card heist

by David Hackworth -- An Army officer, who made me swear I wouldn't use his name to preclude his being shot at dawn with bullets that are in critically short supply, told more…

It only takes the right leader

by David Hackworth -- In 1950, the U.S. military was kind of like Gary Cooper in "High Noon": surrounded by bad guys, outgunned and not at all up for a shootout. The more…

War of the porkers

by David Hackworth -- Taxpayers alert! Man your battle stations! There's a war going on within the continental limits of the USA! The battle lines are set. George-the-younger has tasked a civilian more…

Psst, wanna buy some Yankee spy secrets?

by David Hackworth -- Last week, communist China got the Olympic gold. But a few months back, it hit a mother lode of our country's top military secrets – courtesy of U.S. more…