It’s said that two things about war are insufficiently appreciated by those who, like me, have not known it first-hand: 1) It is, when not...

As I lay dying (or at least I thought I might be), as the blood, spurting upward, splattered the green tunics of my surgeons—I was...

Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan WarsBy Daniel P. BolgerEamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 544 pages The shooting wars may be...

Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and PracticeBy John NaglPenguin, 288 pages When theU.S. military found itself bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan...

On February 24, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel walked into the Pentagon briefing room to deliver a speech unveiling the defense budget of the United...

The American film industry released hundreds of war-themed pictures between 1941 and 1945. A few, like Air Force (1943) and Objective: Burma! (1945), were passably...

To the Editor: Kenneth Anderson’s otherwise superlative “The Case for Drones” [June] touches only obliquely on the two objections that, however lacking in sense, seem to...

To the Editor: Without disputing any of Max Boot’s conclusions about his subjects’ abilities and esteemed service, I must highlight two flaws in his article “How...

1. When Obama Embraced Drone Warfare How, exactly, did drone warfare and targeted killing become key elements in America’s counterterrorism strategy? And why should we care about...

The quasi-official ideology of the U.S. armed forces holds that generals are virtually interchangeable, that individual personalities don’t matter much, that ordinary grunts are in...

Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfarefrom Ancient Times to the PresentBy Max BootW.W. Norton, 784 pages Any author who attempts to relate the whole history...