Posts Tagged ‘war on terror’

Some of the top stories that caught my eye this week which you might have missed (outside of the military operations against Ebola, which you probably didn’t miss):

From Forbes, “Five Reasons America’s Army Wont’ Be Ready for the Next War,”

From The New York Times, this has been the biggest story this week: “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons.”

And a pingback on that story from Mother Jones, “No, There’s Still No Evidence There Was an Active WMD Program in Iraq.

On Business Insider: “America’s Elite Soldiers May Be Burning Out On The War On Terror.”

From Foreign Policy, “The Varnish of Vietnam,” which has links to the growing public debate over the commemoration (if that’s the right word) of the Vietnam War.

And last, but certainly not least, from Small Wars Journal, “Consequences be Damned: Solving 20th Century Problems with 19th Century Disregard,” by my friend and colleague David Musick.

This out from the NYT just a few hours ago.  MSN is also picking up on it too.  I haven’t had time to read it carefully, but it certainly looks to be a developing story this week.  I’m not sure, at first glance, that there’s anything surprising in the “real” story being grimmer than the official one–upbeat (did I hear someone say propaganda?) reports are more-or-less forced on any administration, because even-handed reports would suffer a heavy PR backlash, and the fact is that military operations are not easy, upbeat activities.  So, how much “difference” this stuff will make is open to question, I think.  Anyway, here’s the story, with a bunch of excellent links and sub-stories.