Articles

Afghan Troops Numbers: How Low Can the U.S. Go?

With the ascent of the Biden-Hagel-Kerry camp’s view on U.S. troops in Afghanistan – bottom line, less is more – the size of the U.S. contingent is the top item...

General Disorders

When Marine General Anthony Zinni became chief of U.S. Central Command in 1997, he was surprised to find a Navy commander working under him whose sole job was to...

Search and Destroy

War is a man's game traditionally, and so is moviemaking. But with the Iraq-occupation film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow earned her stripes, becoming the...

Homeland Watch: Into the Woods

In a finale called "The Choice," Homeland avoided making its toughest one. But Carrie also had a decision to make, and chose well.

Television

1 | PARKS AND RECREATION (NBC) In an election year, there is ample reason to feel depressed about politics and the people involved in it. So it was doubly...

General Disorder #1, General Disorder #2, &c.

When Marine General Anthony Zinni became chief of U.S. Central Command in 1997, he was stunned to find a Navy commander working for him dedicated to keeping...

P4: Pulling No Punches on Petraeus and Paula

Sarah Chayes served as a special adviser to then-Army General David Petraeus as he settled into his final Army assignment: running the war in Afghanistan. Over...