January 08, 2004
A Soldier's Soldier

Hackworth.com, a website dedicated to ensuring the "perfumed princes" of the Pentagon don't completely wreck the military and get all our kids killed, is a must-read for anyone wanting to know what's really going on in the military.

"Hack" is something of a bomb-thrower, with ideas and beliefs that would get (and probably has got) him thrown out of even some sympathetic hearings. But as one of the most decorated soldiers alive today, with combat experience in Korea and Vietnam, he definitely has the bona-fides. You may not agree with him, but he's definitely worth listening to.

It surprises me how many people have never heard of the guy. I started disagreeing with him back in the late 80s when he was a regular at Newsweek. Back then I thought he was a wingnut who hated everything about the military. I only understood who he really was just a few years ago, and only with my studies on Vietnam did I comprehend just what a force of nature he was, is, and can be.

So be sure to visit regularly. You may be shocked, you may be angered, but you'll learn more about what's going on at "grunt level" than you would probably anywhere else.

Posted by scott at January 08, 2004 03:52 PM

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read his book....

About Face: The Odyssey Of An American Warrior. You'll find that not only is he pedigreed to critique, you'll also find he's usually right.

Posted by: Jim S on January 9, 2004 12:39 PM
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