| Nov 15, 2013
Almost every time this country finishes a major war, we cut the Army appropriately — and then we cut too much.
After World War II, we demobilized massively, but then went too far. The result in 1950 was Task Force Smith, the first U.S. Army ground...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane nicknamed the "Warthog," is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list.
Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle in its nose,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The first three women to complete Marine infantry training will graduate Thursday, national symbols of the growing push to integrate women into front-line combat units — and potent reminders of the barriers that remain.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:05 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — A federal watchdog agency on Thursday accused the U.S. military in Afghanistan of failing to conduct an adequate risk assessment for managing and accounting for $3 billion in military aid spent by U.S. taxpayers on Afghan...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp.
At a cost of $35,000 per...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:20 AM
As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly descended on Kabul for a surprise stopover this weekend, it is telling that he did not meet with President Hamid Karzai. Previous visits by senior U.S. officials to strike a compromise with the Afghan leader have...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape.
It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native.
Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:55 PM
With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads.
We're talking about the Army National Guard.
The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Kate Moss fittingly wore a tuxedo suit from her new Topshop collection to the official launch celebration in London on Tuesday. A huge crowd turned out for the occasion. [Daily Mail]
Meanwhile the bridal gown designed by John Galliano for Moss' 2011...
| Apr 15, 2014
A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:28 PM
"Got your six."
World War I aces gave flight to the term that's become war-fighter code for "I've got your back."
Three years ago, the words gained new resonance for U.S. Army veteran Harry Conner. That's when the Orlando man first read in this column...