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How the US military’s coronavirus response may screw over the reserves
The endless pursuit of lethality combined with perverse incentives for commanders means the U.S. military’s reserve component risks being left in the lurch by the government’s broad response to COVID-19
We need to talk about that study claiming that US troops are ‘overpaid’
[shortcode-Op-Ed-disclosure] A recent RAND study on military compensation has recently garnered some attention, with the main takeaway of many being … Continued
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...
Has justice actually been served for the USS Fitzgerald disaster?
Shortly after seven sailors died aboard USS Fitzgerald when she collided with a merchant ship off Yokosuka in 2017, I wrote that the Fitzgerald's watch team could have been mine
The White House says John Kelly was ‘totally unequipped to handle the genius’ of Trump in a totally real statement
Is it just me or does this statement from the White House rebuking retired Marine Gen. John Kelly sound like a piece of North Korean propaganda?
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...
This Army vet died of an overdose in his jail cell. He deserved better than his guards’ laughter
[shortcode-Op-Ed-disclosure] “I understand how difficult the transition can be, but we are still responsible for our own choices regardless of … Continued