Mackubin Thomas Owens

Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment cross a river in the Sangin District,

Some Faces of War

Brave men, flawed strategies in Afghanistan

Dec 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16 • By MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS



2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Dong Ha (1966)

Lessons Learned?

A second look at General Westmoreland’s strategy

Aug 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45


Life After Wartime

Combating the veteran-as-victim narrative

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36

Sea of Troubles

Sea of Troubles

The Pacific as naval battleground.

Mar 31, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 28

The siege of Vicksburg, 1863

Grant at Vicksburg

A masterpiece of military art

Jul 8, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 41


Leatherneck Tales

How the Marines have survived, and why.

May 6, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 32

A woman in combat

Coed Combat Units

A bad idea on all counts

Feb 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 20

Chuck Hagel, Louis Johnson

Anti-Defense Secretary

Would Chuck Hagel be the second coming of Louis Johnson?

Jan 28, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 19

Allen C. Guelzo

Aftermyth of War

The Lost Cause is among the casualties in this definitive history.

Dec 31, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 16

Photo of German infantryman surveying the wreckage of a Soviet tank, 1941

Turning Point

Hitler lost the war the moment he invaded the Soviet Union.

May 14, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 33

Gertrude Bell Photo

Picking Up the Pieces

Britain’s conquest of the Ottoman Empire.

Aug 29, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 46

Repealing "Don't Ask" Will Weaken the U.S. Military

Repealing "Don't Ask" Will Weaken the U.S. Military

The Pentagon's report misses the point.

10:45 AM, Dec 3, 2010

The Learning Curve

Rediscovering counterinsurgency in Iraq.

May 11, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 32

Lincoln, Obama, and Bush

In a time of war, eloquence matters, but so does prudence.

11:00 PM, Dec 22, 2008

Americans Under Fire

Three accounts of fighting the war on terror.

May 26, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 35

Barnett's Love Letter to Fallon

9:36 AM, Mar 18, 2008

The Fall of Admiral
George B. McFallon

By contradicting the president in public, Admiral Fallon exceeded his authority--and was right to step down.

1:30 PM, Mar 12, 2008

Democracy at Arms

"The Soldier and the State" is 50 years old, and still relevant.

Nov 5, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 08

Warrior at Sea

Admiral 'Slew' McCain and the old Navy.

Jun 25, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 39

A Winnable War

The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam.

Jan 15, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 17

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