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Democrats for Boeing

The truth about the tanker deal.

Mar 24, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 27 • By CHRISTIAN LOWE

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Stopping Blue-on-Blue

How the U.S. military is trying to eliminate the age-old problem of friendly-fire deaths.

12:00 AM, Sep 8, 2003

Winning (and whining) in Iraq

The first 100 days.

Aug 25, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 47

Learning On the Fly

In Iraq, U.S. troops are doing jobs they weren't trained for, and picking up new skills as they go.

12:00 AM, Aug 12, 2003

Command, Control, Conquer

The most stunning aspect of the Iraq war may have been the Pentagon's exceptional command and control structure.

12:00 AM, Apr 28, 2003

How to Conduct Urban Warfare

Using a combination of technology and close quarter battle skills, U.S. troops have trained to fight house-to-house.

9:30 AM, Apr 11, 2003

The New Art of War

Close air support revolutionized warfare in Afghanistan. Today, it's helping bring down Saddam's regime in Iraq.

12:45 PM, Apr 3, 2003

Why We're Losing Helicopters

There's a reason the coalition has lost nearly half a dozen helicopters in the first week of fighting.

6:00 AM, Mar 26, 2003

All Embeds Are Not Created Equal

Embedded journalists are paying big dividends for the Pentagon so far. Except that some commanders refuse to take advantage of them.

12:00 PM, Mar 21, 2003

Game Theories

Military strategists have been planning for Iraq and North Korea for a long time--and they have the war games to prove it.

11:00 PM, Mar 13, 2003

Ultimate Reality

"Profiles From the Front Line" brings the war on terror to reality TV. And it's got the most attractive stars around: the men and women of the U.S. military.

11:00 PM, Mar 5, 2003

The Pentagon and the Press

In an effort to counter Saddam Hussein's propaganda, the Pentagon is embedding reporters in military units for the Iraq campaign.

11:00 PM, Feb 19, 2003

Nation-Building

U.S. Civil Affairs troops are working in post-war Afghanistan right now. They'll soon see action in Iraq.

11:00 PM, Feb 5, 2003

Cry Havoc . . .

. . . and let slip the U.S. Special Operations Command.

11:00 PM, Jan 22, 2003

Smarter Bombs

In Desert Storm, guided munitions made up only 20 percent of the bombs dropped. In Iraq this time, almost all the munitions America uses will be smart. What's changed?

11:00 PM, Jan 8, 2003

A New Breed of Predator

The CIA is using unmanned aircraft not just for surveillance, but for attack. A new generation of air superiority is being born before our eyes.

11:00 PM, Nov 7, 2002

Black Hawks Back to Somalia?

The Special Forces should fare a lot better this time.

Dec 31, 2001, Vol. 7, No. 16

The Apes of Wrath

Hollywood monkeys with a science-fiction classic.

Aug 6, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 44

Keep the Osprey Flying

New Planes are Never Perfect

May 21, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 34

No More Secrets

The opening of a KGB archive

Dec 27, 1999, Vol. 5, No. 15

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