Readiness Is Not All
Grammatically, readiness seems to demand a direct object; what exactly are we getting ready for?
The Soldier and the Citizen
A week or so after I arrived at West Point, I opened my car door onto a naked corpse.
The question of who fights, perhaps the most important one of all in a democracy, elicits only occasional comment.
One Must Imagine Faust Happy
Fascination with the relationship between knowledge and power never dies.
I’m running on a track built into Commo Hill and I’m trying to concentrate on my breathing.
The conventional soft-focus Hallmark-card reverence ignores the military’s historical injustices and present-day waste. But the progressive left isn’t right, either.
My Complex—and Ours
What I’d really like to do is skip over the statistics-stuffed task of proving that the military-industrial complex is what the military is for.
We sent around a questionnaire asking veterans to reflect on their time in the military: what it meant to them, how it changed them and…