The boys from Company B

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.As in the past, the platoons in Iraq are fighting upfront where it's close, personal and always nasty. But if you more…

The fighter's badge

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.I've never met a combat infantry vet who didn't treasure his Combat Infantryman Badge. It's the only award I wear on more…

Lip service doesn't stop the dying

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.A straight-shooting senior soldier who's over in the badlands helping beat back insurgents while trying to look after the welfare of more…

Will the new Iraq defense force hack it?

by David Hackworth -- Last week, the USA handed a sizzling grenade to Iraq's new leaders. Fifteen months after Saddam Hussein's fall, Iraq is again a sovereign nation. If this move isn't more…

Sack 'em and rack 'em

by David Hackworth -- America would be a whole lot safer if the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers, was flying for Virgin Airlines, and Defense Secretary Donald more…

More than a few good men

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.In future months and years, pundits, analysts and historians will spend a lot of their time hashing out if and where more…

Death wagons of Iraq

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.In Iraq, a Humvee – the modern military's jeep – is involved in an enemy action or a serious fender bender more…

While America sleeps

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.Wake up, America – we're at war! And we're not talking about a limited, one-time shootout confined to Afghanistan and Iraq, more…

Consequence Day

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column.This past Memorial Day week – our nation's date for remembering and honoring the fallen and those who served – saw more…

Voting with their feet

by David Hackworth -- Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this columnTop military managers insist that our all-volunteer Army isn't stretched too thin from this country's heavy and hazardous commitment to hot more…