Christmases past, present and future

by David Hackworth -- Hanging in my office is a copy of Charles Waterhouse's painting "Eternal Band of Brothers," which so brilliantly captures the tough Marine fight around the Chosin Reservoir during more…

Gotcha!

by David Hackworth -- Great news – Saddam Hussein is in the slammer. Hats off to U.S. military intelligence, which did the Get-Saddam spadework and put all the pieces of the puzzle more…

My Santa wish list

by David Hackworth -- The U.S. Army – read active Army, National Guard and reserves – is carrying the heaviest part of the load in Iraq and will continue to be the more…

Iraq isn't for tourists

by David Hackworth -- George Bush hit the mark when he visited our troops in Iraq on Turkey Day. He's the Main Man, and his daring and dangerous trip told our warriors more…

Stealth weapons vs. donkey carts

by David Hackworth -- Once again, "shock and awe" thundered across Iraq for two explosive weeks. Then the insurgents responded to our high-tech air and ground hammer with return fire from four more…

Spinning fumbles into touchdowns

by David Hackworth -- Jessica Lynch says she simply wasn't the GI Jane superstar that desperate White House and Pentagon flacks morphed her into last March when the battle to take Baghdad more…

Fire the perfumed princes now

by David Hackworth -- U.S. Army conventional brass, in their infinite wisdom, are about to throw the book at a good soldier for doing what savvy combat leaders have done since before more…

We're not getting our bang for our buck

by David Hackworth -- Let's say you own a small trucking company with 20 drivers, but six of your operators are dysfunctional in one way or another. In the real world – more…

Military brass: Get
to know the grunts

by David Hackworth -- Fort Stewart, Ga. – home of the U.S. Army's mighty 3rd Mech "Marne" Division – got eaten alive by the press last week. This is the same gallant more…