Tom Bowman

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As Qualified Men Dwindle, Military Looks For A Few Good Women

Monday, March 25, 2013

When the Pentagon said earlier this year that it would open ground combat jobs to women, it was cast in terms of giving women equal opportunities in the workplace — the military workplace.

But the move has practical considerations, too. The military needs qualified people to fill its ranks, and ...


U.S. Troops Train For Possible Mission To Secure Syrian Chemical Agents

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Several weeks ago, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said the U.S. is planning what to do about Syria's vast chemical weapons program once Bashar Assad's regime falls. The Syrians are believed to have hundreds of tons of chemical agents, including sarin, one of the deadliest chemical ...


Horses, Bayonets And The Modern Military

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

President Obama said during Monday night's debate that the U.S. Army has fewer horses and bayonets than in the past. That's true, although Army Special Forces were on horseback in Afg...


U.S. Military Mission: Pushing Afghans To Take Lead

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The U.S. strategy for leaving Afghanistan calls for U.S. troops to hand off responsibility for security to Afghan forces. The target date is two years away. It's been a slow process s...


Killings A Blow To U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The killings of some 16 civilians in Afghanistan on Sunday allegedly by a U.S. soldier are raising new questions about U.S. military strategy: whether the surge of American troops w...


Afghan Violence Raises Questions About U.S. Strategy

Monday, February 27, 2012

The U.S. military plans to steadily wind down its role in Afghanistan over the next three years. But with the recent attacks against U.S. forces, will the military have to revise its approach?


Marine On Trial For Deaths Of 24 Iraqis In 2005

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

An explosion set off a series of shootings by a U.S. Marine squad in Haditha in one of the war's more controversial incidents. The military trial starts this week for the squad's lead...