The Baser Beasts: Pa...

A couple of the guys from Romeo thought it would be a good idea to pose with the dead kids and their dismembered body parts for memento photographs. I don’t know why people do what they do, but I’ve got some ideas. In Vietnam they made necklaces of ears and human teeth. These days...

The Baser Beasts: Pa...

The Baser Beasts: Part I “No other woman in the world would put up with this shit!” “Go, then. All you ever talk about is leaving.” She left. At ten in the morning, whiskey is sweet like maple syrup. When I met my second wife she was young and beautiful. I was just back from the war, riding a...

“This time . ....

The office didn’t have a smell. Not even an air freshener. Modular building. An indication of the immediacy of the need, and the amount of value the Army was placing in the mental health of its Soldiers. A temporary solution to a permanent problem. “You’re back in the gym...

Operation Enduring F...

Tom Ricks issued a challenge on ForeignPolicy: Why We Lost the War in Afghanistan in 500 Words or Less. This is my response: We lie. Not the political We. Not the military We. The human We. The lie is a lens. A device through which we see the world as we wish it to be. The lie creates...