Why going AWOL to avoid fighting against Iran is a terrible idea

In the wake of the U.S. airstrike against Iranian commander Maj. Gen Qasem Soleimani, some left-leaning veterans groups have suggested on social media that if you don't want to go to war with Iran, you should go UA (unauthorized absence). This is terrible advice. I know, because at the height of the war in Iraq, I helped kick out more than 100 Marines who did just that.


What the Guadalcanal campaign revealed about the nature of warfare — and why it matters for modern conflicts

Between Aug. 7, 1942, and Feb. 9, 1943, U.S. forces sought to capture – and then defend – the Pacific island of Guadalcanal from the Japanese military. What started as an amphibious landing quickly turned into a series of massive air and naval battles. The campaign marked a major turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II