Have vest, will loan

by David Hackworth -- My British-made bulletproof Tetranike vest served me well in the badlands of ex-Yugoslavia, Somalia and Latin America back in my days as a war correspondent – that is, more…

The return of Capt. Queeg

by David Hackworth -- Got to tell you, my Irish is at high boil. I'd planned to write about headline issues this week: The $87 billion price tag for the latest Pentagon more…

The few, the proud and the under-rewarded

by David Hackworth -- "For heroic achievement ... Lance Corporal [Billy W.] Peixotto exhibited exceptional bravery after intense small-arms fire from an enemy ambush resulted in his tank catching fire. He immediately more…

Medalgate

by David Hackworth -- Recently in Iraq, an Army two-star general put himself in for the Silver Star, a gallantry award, for just being there, and for the Combat Infantryman Badge, an more…

Reporting for duty: Wesley Clark

by David Hackworth -- With Wesley Clark joining the Democratic presidential candidates, there are enough eager bodies pointed toward the White House to make up a rifle squad. This bunch of wannabes more…

Time for straight talk

by David Hackworth -- Recent polls reveal that 70 percent of Americans honestly believe that Saddam Hussein was behind 9-11 – a powerful testimony to Karl Rove and the neoconservative propaganda machine. more…

Deja vu all over again

by David Hackworth -- While on vacation in Crawford, Texas, Commander in Chief George W. Bush must have been drinking from the same well as Lyndon B. Johnson when LBJ got American more…

Respect our reserve heroes, too

by David Hackworth -- Citizen soldiers have saved our country since the battle of Concord in 1775, when Minutemen fired "the shot heard around the world." Today, such patriots are members of more…

Using Jessica Lynch

by David Hackworth -- Jessica Lynch recently was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, a Purple Heart and the POW Medal. The BSM citation reads: "For exemplary courage under fire during combat operations more…

America's best

by David Hackworth -- Command Sgt. Maj. Bobby G. Lane is one of America's most distinguished serving small-unit warrior leaders, the kind of guy I'd want training and leading my own sons more…