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Learning From Marines About Military Suicides

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
Joseph Bobrow

Researchers Dr. Frank Tortorello and Dr. William Marcellino, sponsored by the Marine Corps' Training and Education Command and Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning, did something novel. They listened to Marines, who described in great detail their experiences of stress and distress.

Is Fox Even Helping the Republicans Anymore?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

There is no inevitable link between conservatism and stupidity, but one could be forgiven for coming to that conclusion while watching Fox News.

WATCH: Tom Ricks Calls Out 'Horseshit' Fox News Statement

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media

Tom Ricks appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday and was particularly candid when asked about his testy Fox News interview earlier this week. Ricks a...

Journalist Disses MSNBC After Calling Out Fox News

Posted 11.28.2012 | Media

Tom Ricks may have called out Fox News, but it appears that he's not a huge fan of MSNBC either. The Pulitzer Prize winner recently accused Fox Ne...

Tom Ricks and Media Truth-Telling About Fox News

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

What Tom Ricks said on television Monday likely reflects what lots of journalists now concede to be the truth. Ricks just had the guts to say it on Fox News.

Tom Ricks Clashes With Fox News Again

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Tom Ricks clashed once again with Fox News (see updates below). When the network hosted him on Monday ...

Andrea Stone

Why Bad Generals Don't Get Sacked Anymore | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the country chooses a president Tuesday, a timely new book by a veteran military writer makes the case that it is now easier to sack ...

Andrea Stone

GAO Warns Military Draft Agency Would Be Slow To Mobilize | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Selective Service System is so understaffed after years of budget cuts that gathering the first inductees to boot camp would take ni...

Thomas Ricks: I'm More Optimistic About Afghanistan Than Iraq

The Huffington Post | Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today's AfPak round-up: Joe Klein: "Of course" Petraeus wants more time. With President Obama's December policy review of the Afghan war looming, i...

Cordesman Game Show: So You Think You Can Win This War?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

You really think you can dance WIN THIS WAR?? -- Anthony H. Cordesman, the CSIS Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy (not really; just hypothetically) ...

After McChrystal

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lincoln Mitchell

Obama did the right thing this week in firing McChrystal. Unfortunately, the other decisions the President faces regarding Afghanistan are not as easy. It is difficult to get out of Afghanistan today, but it will be more difficult to get out tomorrow.

Military Still Fumbling Humanitarian Projects

Dan Madden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Madden

The U.S. military has been conducting development-like activities in Africa regularly since 2002 -- and we're still building white elephants.

Iraq Withdrawal in Danger

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Just when you thought that the fat lady was about to launch into an aria over America's exit from Iraq, the US military announced that it is drawing up contingency plans to delay the withdrawal.

Tom Ricks And The Military's New Philosophical Embeds

Columbia Journalism Review | Tara McKelvey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thomas E. Ricks has a photograph of a general--Ulysses S. Grant, looking haggard and defeated in Cold Harbor, Virginia--on the wall of his office. His...

Stop the Presses: Cheney's Re-emergence Is Finally Explained!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Nancy Pelosi, this week, accused the CIA of lying. Who, journalists collectively ask, could ever accuse the CIA of lying? Who indeed? Almost anybody, it seems to me.

House Appropriations Committee Moves Against Iraq Mission Creep

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The Farr amendment not only affirms Congressional support, but positions Congress to keep a close eye out for evidence of mission creep.

Tom Ricks: Army War College "Blackballed" Me

Foreign Policy | Tom Ricks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Did faculty members at the Army War College curtail their criticism of the Iraq war for fear of institutional retaliation? That seems to be the botto...

Tom Ricks: We Should Really Be Fighting The 'Afghan-Pakistani War'

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two things that need to be said about this. The Afghan war isn't either. That is: * It isn't a good war * It isn't an Afghan war What d...