Private Ryan, front and center

by David Hackworth -- Mothers, before you believe the line that your daughters should serve in ground combat like your sons, brothers, husbands and fathers might have done, go see "Saving Private more…

Congress' Pentagon pork coup

by David Hackworth -- Every member of Congress isn't a porker! There really are decent congressional members who manage to resist temptation and put America first and pork last. "Oh really?" you more…

Bad leaders equal bad units

by David Hackworth -- Hooray and hallelujah. Daryl Jones, Bill Clinton's nominee for secretary of the Air Force, got shot down in flames by a brave Senate committee last week. John Warner, more…

The turning point

by David Hackworth -- "I'm mad as hell and I'm not taking it any more!" Paddy Chayevsky's words from the 1976 movie "Network" have now become the rallying cry of our Vietnam more…

Peter Arnett: American true and blue?

by David Hackworth -- CNN still stands, but the hallways of its Atlanta headquarters run deep with blood and network staffers around the world ain't happy. Three CNN producers who concocted the more…

Grunt power works

by David Hackworth -- Vietnam-era vets, all 14 million of them, won a major battle last week. Finally, after three weeks of protesting that they got their story right, the head liars more…

Dangerous work

by David Hackworth -- "Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!" was all I could hear over my helicopter radio, amidst the background ta-ta-ta of automatic weapons and the bwam-bwam of exploding hand grenades. Down on more…

Dalton has torpedoed the U.S. Navy

by David Hackworth -- Secretary John Dalton is abandoning the Navy ship after five years of doing his level best to sink it. Totally unqualified for the job for openers, he did more…

CNN, Time and Journalism 101

by David Hackworth -- Last week, Time Warner's CNN and Time magazine jointly reported that during the Vietnam War U.S. Special Forces commandos conducted a raid in Laos to take out American more…

Minute men under siege

by David Hackworth -- Things were grim in Korea in 1950. As usual, our regular Army was not prepared for the war at hand, and our troops kept getting their clocks cleaned more…