Uncle Sam will soon want your kids

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.Recently, when John Kerry brought up the possibility of a return to the draft, SecDef Donald Rumsfeld was quick to respond more…

While America slept

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.You'd think a Hollywood screenwriter scripted the "Saving Private Jessica Lynch" spectacle the Pentagon produced last year. But that five-sided propaganda more…

Other priorities

by David Hackworth -- By April 2004, rapes and assaults of American female soldiers were epidemic in the Middle East. But even after more than 83 incidents were reported during a six-month more…

Balad's Gen. Jimmie

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.Bad outfits – military or civilian – are all about bad leadership: the top being out of touch with the bottom, more…

A scam older than Sgt. Bilko

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.I doubt if there's one serving general or admiral who as a young officer wasn't ripped off by one of the more…

Fort Cheat

by David Hackworth -- The bedrock of the U.S. Army is honor. From the day they raise their right hands, Army officer cadets from every commissioning source – West Point, ROTC, Officer more…

Are truckers expendable?

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.The brave soldiers of the 89th Company, 57th Transportation Battalion – out of Fort Eustis, Va. – lay their lives on more…

Once more a nation divided

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.The Vietnam War rages on. Witness the barrages being fired by Viet vets on the right and the left: "George W. more…

Attacking in the wrong direction

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.My good pal Jerry Sullivan recently floored me with the comment, "I'd rather fight 'em in Iraq than here in the more…

One of the biggest heists in history

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.In Iraq, $8.8 billion is MIA. Serious dough even for the big spenders in Washington, D.C. A pal in Iraq slipped more…