The headline says it well: “The Army Ordered an Unvarnished History of the Iraq War—and Hasn’t Released It.” Basically, the work was finished years ago, but the Army’s leaders are uncomfortable with it, so it hasn’t been published.
One thing you can count on with the U.S. Army: Whenever a top leader tries to do the right thing and be candid and transparent, a bunch of other people at the top will do their best to squelch the effort.
This is what happens when you let uninformed bureaucrats make avoiding embarrassment a higher priority than learning. It would be funny except that in military operations, a failure to learn gets people killed and lead to defeat.
A possible new slogan: “The U.S. Army: Like the Post Office, But With Guns!”
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.