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For an ‘Afghan Hand,’ explosions and crashes echo loss and ‘a romanticized idea of adventure’
“His story is so much the story of Afghanistan: youth destroyed violently while fighting for a better home."
The Marine Corps legend who tried to stop the Vietnam War
"Militarism in America is in full bloom and promises a future of vigorous self-pollination."
US Military in peace talks with Afghanistan
The U.S military and the Taliban have been in peace talks recently. The two sides signed a withdrawal agreement on … Continued
‘We’re going to war, bro’ — preparing for battle with the 82nd Airborne
"The Army is an all-volunteer force. We want to do this. You pay your taxes and we get to do this."
Army War College under fire over historian’s upcoming lecture on ‘clash of civilizations’ between Islam and the West
The Philadelphia chapter of a leading Muslim civil rights group is urging the U.S. Army War College to reconsider an upcoming lecture by an Islamic history scholar over his "simplistic,...
Trump: US will respond with ‘great force’ if Iran attacks
His comments came as two U.S. government sources said the United States strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to, and possibly encouragement from, Iran fired a rocket on Sunday into...
9 of the worst-named military missions and war games in history
How do military leaders come up with these? In the case of the U.S., military commands are assigned blocks of the alphabet, say from AA to AD, from which they...
The White House’s military options on Iran reportedly include a 120,000-troop deployment
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has presented an updated military plan to President Donald Trump's administration that envisions sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack...
Marines are getting a taste of what war with Russia might look like
"There clearly are threats out there."
‘The Many Faces of War’ Isn’t A Comfortable Book, But It’s A Damn Good One
'The Many Faces of War' is a well-researched, creative, historical, mythological and academic look at war, in the cold and often harsh light of trauma, damaged brains, mythology and a...
No One Saw It Coming: How Russia Went to War Against China in 2020
Tom note: Here is the fifth entry in our 10 Long March posts for 2018, the 6th most-read item of … Continued
Why We Fight: It’s Not Always Because We Face An Enemy
When looking at interstate wars, conflict between groups may actually be more about internal group dynamics than about the actions … Continued
Why I Fear America’s Veteran Suicide Epidemic Is Going To Get Much Worse
Editor’s note: The Long March will be closed for inventory the month of August. We regret any inconvenience this causes … Continued
A Post-9/11 Marine Vet Recalls His Earliest Memories Of Operation Desert Storm
My earliest television memory other than my Saturday morning cartoon ritual was watching Operation Desert Storm occur live. And since … Continued
Time For A ‘National Political Warfare Center’ To Run US Actions Overseas?
Ryan Crocker and some other smart, experienced guys propose just that, to better coordinate low-level U.S. wars. In their short … Continued
‘Overlord’: Paratroopers Fight Nazi Zombies, Because Why Not?
World War II is returning to the big screen; let’s be honest though, it never left. This time though, it’s … Continued
The World Is Less Peaceful Now Than At Any Point In The Past Decade
The world is less peaceful than at any point in the past 10 years as the number of refugees worldwide … Continued
War Doesn’t Remake People — It Just Highlights Who They Already Are
In a 2015 U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center presentation for his book “Doughboys on the Great War: How American … Continued
The Military Doesn’t Really Want To End The Forever War
Alexis de Tocqueville rightly notes that democratic armies crave war; the draft must be reinstituted in America in order to … Continued
10 Things You Probably Never Knew About ‘Saving Private Ryan’
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in March 2016 and has been republished for the 20th anniversary of 'Saving Private … Continued
KA-BAR Celebrates 120 Years Of Knife-Making And ‘BAR’ Slaying
Few pieces of gear are steeped in as much martial history as the KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife — from stories … Continued
Long March Comment Of The Week: Do Cops Police Themselves Like The Military?
From Peter Watanabe, a comment on the issue of some of today’s recent vets disliking cops: “31 year old Marine … Continued
The Real Questions Worth Asking To Assess The Army’s War Record
Gen. Frederick Kroesen commanded a rifle company in World War II, a battalion in Korea, and a brigade and a … Continued
He Was Hit In The Face By An RPG. Only Returning To War Made Him Whole
Editor's note: Carmen Gentile has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and been featured in the New York Times, … Continued
Trump Finds Himself Trapped Again By A War He Campaigned Against
President Donald Trump surprised his top aides last week when he said he wanted U.S. troops out of Syria “very … Continued