A Matter of Honor: Why So Many Soldiers Are Angry at the Bergdahl Deal

I’ve spent the last two weeks on vacation — the first real family vacation since shortly after I returned home from Iraq in 2008 — and I tried as much as I could to truly “unplug.” [Read more...]

Why It’s Not ‘Senseless’ When Good Men Die in a Losing Fight

I’ve given a lot of thought to the controversial exchange earlier this month between CNN’s Jake Tapper and former SEAL Marcus Luttrell. [Read more...]

How Do You Honor Courage?

I started typing this post at 2:00 p.m., on July 3 — 150 years to the hour from Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. [Read more...]

A Matter of Honor: The Profound Moral Failure in Benghazi

Amidst the discussion of the administration’s profound political, strategic, and tactical failures before, during, and after the Benghazi attacks, I fear we’ve overlooked perhaps the most consequential failure of all — the moral failure. [Read more...]

The Very Definition of Honor

Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as Hurricane Sandy approaches.  We owe them nothing less.  Update: I now see this picture is being posted in quite a few places and is from a September storm, not from the current hurricane.  It is a great photo nonetheless.  Thanks you to the emailers and commenter who pointed out the error. [Read more...]


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