Dispatches from the troops in Saudi

by David Hackworth -- As Bill Clinton fumbles into another open ended, no-exit war in Kosovo, here's what our troops at Saudi Arabia's Prince Sultan Air Base, who daily risk their lives more…

Softies fill bodybags

by David Hackworth -- Remember the anti-Vietnam War slogan: "What if they gave a war and nobody came?" The way our $300 billion-a-year military is going, soon maybe there won't be anyone more…

Uncle Sam needs a few good leaders

by David Hackworth -- In the autumn of 1946, I peeked over the edge of my Morgan Line foxhole and saw more angry Yugoslavian soldiers than ants on a discarded Krispy Kreme. more…

Those that do the dying on Kosovo

by David Hackworth -- Thirty years ago, President Clinton, National Security Adviser Sandy Berger and Secretary of Defense William Cohen seldom missed a war protest rally. When they were young and vulnerable more…

Wanted: American skippers only

by David Hackworth -- Now that the impeachment battle's over, Bill Clinton is unfortunately good to greenlight Kosovo without being accused of another "Wag The Dog." Clinton says he just made the more…

The thinnest red line in history

by David Hackworth -- The year is 2020 and you are a fly on the wall at a Pentagon briefing for the commander in chief. "Mr. President, the Army chief of staff more…

The war business

by David Hackworth -- Do you ever yearn for the good old days of the Cold War when the war dance between "us and them" had become so choreographed, so predictable? Back more…

Kosovo: Don't go there

by David Hackworth -- Troopers from U. S. Army units in Europe are sharpening their bayonets; U.S. Navy ships, on station in the Adriatic Sea, are prepping their Tomahawk missiles; and U.S. more…

Warriors win wars, not machines

by David Hackworth -- There's no question America has a mighty military machine. But are our soldiers being instilled with the right inner stuff to fight a hard war? Over the last more…

Hit Saddam with a ruler

by David Hackworth -- While impeachment bombs explode in the Senate this week, expect more fireworks over the skies of Iraq. One day the impeachment spectacle will go away. Eventually, Starr could more…