Between the two World Wars, America’s Army manned sleepy outposts around the world with few troops, outdated equipment and uncertain missions.
Then a colonel at the service’s Infantry School, George C. Marshall, recognized these problems, but was in no position to fix them. He could, however, make the Army think about them. Read More
Hurray! That was my first response to the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces. Good for Barack Obama for authorizing this apparently high-risk raid right some 100 meters from Pakistan’s military academy. And shame on whatever forces in Pakistan connived in allowing bin Laden this refuge—and whose connivance made it prudent for Obama not to inform the Pakistan government in advance about the raid.
What will be the political effect? Read More
WHO: Frank Buckles, the longest-living American to serve in World War I, died Feb. 27 at age 110.WHAT: After lawmakers from Buckles’ home state of West Virginia called for his remains to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, House and Senate leaders blocked the proposal and are instead seeking to hold a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Read More