A band of khaki liars

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.More than seven months after Ranger Pat Tillman died in Afghanistan, the truth comes out. The former football star and famous more…

Uncle Sam wants your kids ... now!

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.We'll soon have 150,000 U.S. troops stuck in the ever-expanding Iraqi quagmire, a number that will probably grow even larger before more…

Calling Gen. Abizaid

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.According to the ditty, "They fly through the air with the greatest of ease, these are America's brass-buttoned VIPs." Actually, the more…

'With deepest sympathy'

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.Donald Rumsfeld – who's known as a people-eating systems man – has a long history that shows he prefers technology to more…

Fallujah: Saved for democracy?

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.Fallujah predictably fell like a bowling pin, proving once again that an insurgent force can't withstand the awesome air and ground more…

Nailing the guilty

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.Now that the election's over, President Bush needs to deep-six his candidate hat and get serious as commander in chief. His more…

4 decades of imperial hubris

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.In most of the wars we've fought, our leaders have understood our enemies and how to take them down. But in more…

Coalition of the chilling out?

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.Not too long ago in Iraq, a young American officer was warned by a Polish colonel: "You can't go out there. more…

Memo for President Bush-Kerry-Nader (pick one)

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column. Since our commander in chief announced "mission accomplished" on May 1, 2003, the insurgents have seized the initiative in Iraq. more…

Muzzling soldiers is nothing new

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.Politicians and military commanders were lying about how wars were progressing long before the sword and the shield first clashed. And more…