W. Thomas Smith Jr.

A former U.S. Marine infantry leader, W. Thomas Smith Jr. writes about military issues. He has covered war in the Balkans, on the West Bank, in Iraq, and in Lebanon. ...

A former U.S. Marine infantry leader, W. Thomas Smith Jr. writes about military issues. He has covered war in the Balkans, on the West Bank, in Iraq, and in Lebanon. He is the author of many books and his articles appear in a variety of publications.

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Politics & Policy

War Stories Lost

Uncle Charlie was a soft-spoken gentleman farmer: A tall, raw-boned, square-jawed man with a head full of white hair and eyebrows to match, who never stepped outside of his Durham, ...
Politics & Policy

Is It War?

Looking out the window of his fourth-floor suite of medical offices in a primarily Christian area of Beirut, Dr. Rachid Rahme points toward a towering mosque less than a quarter ...
Politics & Policy

The MoveOn Choice

The anti-Iraq-war crowd is always quick to say they “support the troops.” But it’s not an expression of support when you accuse the top “troop” of lying, cherry-picking facts, and ...
Politics & Policy

Young Man’s Work

Tired, dirty, footsore, slightly dehydrated, hungry, and with an aching back and shoulders, I limped toward the battalion headquarters building from where a clean, fit, and slightly younger Lt. Col. ...
Politics & Policy

Going North

Lt. Gen. Gary L. North holds three of the most critical warfighting commands in the world. In terms of ongoing air-combat operations, two of his commands are the most critical. ...