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– Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, giving the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, Oct. 1.

Bastion: Bulwark or Bullseye?

Last weekend, a band of 15 Taliban fighters attacked Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province and killed two Marines while inflicting the most damage on...

The Securitization of Instability

Having escaped Iraq after eight years, now mired in the nation’s 12th year in Afghanistan, Americans are probably ready for a book looking at the kind of...

Mullen’s Motivation

– Mike Mullen, retired admiral and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in an interview with the Daily Princetonian. Mullen is teaching U.S. Military...

Still No Luck For The V-22 In Japan

TOKYO – If it wasn’t for bad luck, the Marines’ V-22 would have no luck at all – at least not in Japan. More than 100,000 people turned out on Okinawa on Sunday...

Russell Crowe Rescued After Getting Lost Kayaking

It’s not exactly difficult to picture Academy Award winner Russell Crowe playing the part of a dashing U.S. Coast Guard officer gallantly saving two friends who...

Army Focuses on Reducing Suicides

We’ve just begun the Army’s Suicide Prevention Month – next week marks National Suicide Prevention Week – and the service is cranking up its suicide-prevention...

Old Navy Fumbles NFL T-Shirt

There are so many things wrong with this Houston Texans tee it's hard to know where to begin.

Semper Infidelis

Of all the horrible “green on blue” killings that have happened recently in Afghanistan, perhaps the most horrific took place in Helmand province on Aug. 10...

Of “Green-on-Blue” Killings, and Army Suicides

Battleland was invited to be on Friday’s PBS NewsHour, but this invitation had a twist that made it different than all that had come before. Host Jeff Brown and...

Navy Skippers: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Ernest Borgnine, God bless him, may have passed on, but real Navy skippers can fill the void left by Lieut. Commander Quinton McHale’s passing. Check out the...

The Navy SEALS’ Dying Words

Monday, August 6 marks the first anniversary of the Afghan crash of a U.S. military CH-47 Chinook helicopter that killed 30 Americans, including 17 Navy SEALS...