Our Army, under attack on many fronts, fights to maintain its integrity and cohesion

Summary:  The US Army is under attack.  The stress of the long war -- loss of confidence in its leadership, family problems from the long war, potential loss of internal cohesion if forced to substantially downsize. A corrupt and too-often incompetent corps of senior generals. Gangs seeking to undermine its integrity from within. And the internal … Continue reading Our Army, under attack on many fronts, fights to maintain its integrity and cohesion

Brief update about events in Iraq

Here are two important articles about current events in Iraq.  As US forces leave, esp combat units, the next phase of the war begins (as experts have forecast since early 2008).  Excerpts appear below; I recommend reading both in full. "Iraq: the unraveling?", Tom Ricks, blog of Foreign Policy, 30 March 2009 "The World in … Continue reading Brief update about events in Iraq