Back in 2009, Army Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban after walking off his post. He stayed in the Taliban’s clutches for five years, during which he was subjected to brutal torture. He was finally released in a prisoner exchange in 2014. However, amid claims that he had willfully left his […]
By now, you know that multiple witnesses have stated that Donald Trump was incredibly callous and rude to newly minted Gold Star widow Myeisha Johnson after her husband, Sergeant David Johnson, was killed in an ambush in Niger. But you may not know about an equally egregious case of Trump getting diarrhea of the mouth […]
Contrary to conservative media reports, the US Army has stated Sgt Bowe Bergdahl has not been charged under the UCMJ.
Jerry Boykin has parlayed his tenure as a charter member and later commander of the Army’s crack counter-terrorism unit, Delta Force, into becoming perhaps the most (in)famous “warrior for Jesus” in this country. He’s been a darling of the religious right ever since declaring in 2003 that Islamists hate America because it’s a […]
Let’s say you’re a senior news editor at a prestigious national newspaper. Let’s say you’re savvy, experienced, and have an intellectual capacity superior to that of, say, a pile of gravel. Now let’s say that one of your political reporters comes charging in to your corner office waving e-mail printouts. The conversation might […]
There was a time I thought John McCain was a pretty good guy for a Republican. Of course, there was also a time when I thought playing with little green Army men was the best thing ever. I’ve long since changed my opinion on both subjects. On Sunday morning, McCain told CNN host Candy Crowley […]
Almost from the time it was revealed that Bowe Bergdahl had been released from five years of captivity in a Taliban POW camp, he has been the target of a particularly ugly campaign to smear him as a deserter at best and a possible traitor at worst. However, as I mentioned on […]
For most of the time since it was announced Bowe Bergdahl had been freed after over five years in a Taliban POW camp, critics both inside and outside the military have claimed that he deserted his unit. But those claims seem to be belied by a 2010 internal Army investigation. The probe, completed shortly after […]