Army Riflemen: No Trigger Finger Too Quick

“It might be years from now,” reports Matthew Cox at Military.com, “but soldiers will one day go into battle armed with fully automatic carbines, a capability ground forces haven’t had in more than two decades. As the Army moves ahead with its...
[VIDEO] The Impact at Home of U.S. Troops Around The World

[VIDEO] The Impact at Home of U.S. Troops Around The World

On Christmas’ Eve, I was on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, talking about the Iraq troop withdrawal but mostly about the deployment of U.S. military forces in the Middle East and internationally. A thousand foreign U.S. military bases around the world...
A Stunning Victory

A Stunning Victory

Near the end of George Bush’s eight years in the White House, the president and his Iraqi counterpart, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, shared a big problem. Both of them wanted U.S. troops to stay in Iraq, but both faced widespread domestic opposition to the...

North Korea No Longer an Enemy?

In Korea in early June, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced what could potentially be the greatest shift in U.S policy toward the Korean peninsula in the last 50 years. Though the Western media paid little attention, the proposed change in tour lengths of U.S....