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U.S. Marine Corps

Hearing the sounds of Afghans screaming and looking out at the black smoke of burning tires beyond the perimeter in May 2005, I got my first taste of how poorly researched journalism can have real-world consequences.

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Photo by NBC Television/Fotos International/Getty Images.

It’s not often that western Iraq evokes memories of long-defunct 1980s sitcoms in warfighters, but when one Marine colonel considers Anbar province, his first thought is... “Cheers.” Yes, the TV show.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos/Released

The U.S. Air Force needs a little bit of time to get its shit together, so journalists, if you could just do us a favor and stop asking us questions for like, a week or maybe a month or two, that would be great. Thanks.

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