War racket too dangerous?

by David Hackworth -- The freighter sat low in the water as it steamed out of Long Beach Harbor. My uncle, a shot up World War I vet who drank a lot more…

About base closings

by David Hackworth -- The Pentagon brass rightly want to close redundant military bases. They say we don't need these leeches; keeping them bleeds off money needed to prepare to fight. Over more…

Bring the fire department home

by David Hackworth -- While our press groans on and on about the departure of Jerry Seinfeld, 36,000 American warriors are sweating it out in the Gulf. And I mean sweating it more…

Saving the global village

by David Hackworth -- The famous U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division is a potent force. Just ask the Iraqis who were savaged by their fire and steel during Desert Storm. Although they're more…

Gold wings have lost their glow

by David Hackworth -- As a boy I knew the only thing between the beaches of my hometown and the Japanese armada was the U.S. Navy. But in late 1941, everyone worried more…

Coming in on wing and despair

by David Hackworth -- Pilots are leaving the Air Force like fleas jumping off a dead dog. If this exodus in blue doesn't stop, there won't be anyone left to fly the more…

Generation X also means duty, honor, country

by David Hackworth -- There's a lot wrong with our military, but there's sure nothing wrong with the folks who thrust the bayonets, maintain and fly the aircraft, sail the ships and more…

The camouflage baby boom

by David Hackworth -- "Chief, I can't sail. I'm pregnant." "Colonel, I can't fly. Gotta breast feed Wendy." "Sarge, I can't deploy. My baby sitter's sick." Pregnancy and a mini population explosion more…

Quick, get a mechanic

by David Hackworth -- "War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war more…

Standing for justice

by David Hackworth -- During the Vietnam War, the failure to hold Lieutenant William Calley accountable for the My Lai massacre seriously injured the reputation of the Army. As I stated in more…