Monthly Archive

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 78 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.


Walking the Line 2007 Part 2 of 3

The fighting is brutal. Snipers on both sides take their toll on heads, while hidden bombs can take America’s toughest tank—the mighty M1, weighing in at roughly 150,000 pounds—and heave it into the a... read more..


Hoping for a miracle?

By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers January 10, 2007 There’s an old sign posted at U.S. Army Ranger School. It says simply: “Hope is not a method, unless you are the chaplain.” President G read more..


Walking the Line 2007 Part 3 of 3

On the eve of the hanging, Mellinger delivered a no-room-for-BS-talk, the only kind combat soldiers will tolerate without shutting someone out or walking away. One soldier was against the death penalt... read more..


Desolate Roads Part 1 of 2

I pulled off the helmet and went to work. After settling on a tattered weight bench, Cavalry soldiers who did not recognize me politely challenged with a few direct questions, watching closely for the... read more..


One Last Chance to Get It Right

By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers 01/24/2007 President George W. Bush this week asked Congress and the American people to give him one more chance to get the strategy and tactics right as read more..


Desolate Roads Part 2 of 2

January 28, 2007 I once knew an old man who saved everything that might have an eventual use, especially old lumber and nails. He’d tear down old fences or sheds, and rip out the nails with a claw ha... read more..


Show Me The Money

By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers Show me the money, or at least some receipts scribbled on the backs of old envelopes and grocery bags. This week, we were treated to the spectacle of the f... read more..


The Last Device

Chapter 39: The Last Device    A COUPLE OF years before the manslaughter charge, after a temporary retirement from the creation of bigger and better bombs, we pushed our luck one more time... read more..


A True American Hero

By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers In a few days - 41 years after the events of a long-ago November - a white-haired retired guy named Bruce Crandall will receive the nation’s highest awar read more..


Hey, Everybody

I am stationed in Mosul, Iraq and things are busy. We have about 15 - 20 incidents a day. An “incident” is an IED attack, enemy ambush, rocket attack against our vehicles, or a mortar attack against o... read more..



RUBS Raw, Unedited, Barely Spell-checked 22 March 07 The great difficulty in filing stories from Iraq is leading me to experiment. We are into the fifth year of the war Iraq, yet no comprehensive s... read more..


Nat Helms: The Brad Kasal Story

In ’68 I fought with Marines in Northern I Corps for nine months. I owe them a huge debt. They were magnificent then and they have never lost their luster. When I got the chance to write about their e... read more..


After Action Report–General Barry R McCaffrey (Ret)

 1. PURPOSE:    This memo provides feedback on my strategic and operational assessment of security operations in both Iraq and Kuwait in support of US Central Command. Look forward read more..


A Eulogy for SSG Darrell Ray Griffin, Jr.

[Note: This is the text of the eulogy delivered by Sgt Quinonez at the memorial service for SSG Darrell Ray Griffin, Jr.,  who died March 21, 2007, in Balad, Iraq, from wounds suff... read more..



RUBS #2 (Raw, Unedited and Barely Spell-checked) This is the second installment of RUBS, a new way of posting information on the fly and overcoming obstacles to reporting that arc into the Iraq&... read more..



RUBS (Raw Unedited, Barely Spellchecked) I had occasion to read through the comments on the last few RUBS dispatches and I noticed, with appreciation, all the notes from families of soldiers in the ... read more..


The Decider. The Decisions.

04/04/2007 By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers An ever more combative President George W. Bush this week denounced the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate for read more..


Desires of the Human Heart, Part One

This shooting perch appears in numerous photos in the series, and in the photos where it cannot be seen, it’s always close. The 1-4 Cavalry from Fort Riley, Kansas, likely will spend the next year—and... read more..


David Halberstam

By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers 04/25/2007 He was the stuff of legend, and it is nothing less than a national tragedy that so great a voice was silenced by a car crash this week, just w read more..


Desires of the Human Heart, Part II

LTC Crider, the battalion commander of 1-4, assured the people that the Americans are there to stay until the Iraqis can take over, but I sense that Iraqis are more worldly than we might imagine. Many... read more..


Death or Glory

In Iraq, I was allowed to accompany a British Army unit called “The Queen’s Royal Lancers,” whose motto is “Death or Glory.” It seems appropriate to tribute this dispatch to Her Majesty. And so I will... read more..


No fear!

06/05/2007 By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers The Democrats in Congress wring their hands, gnash their teeth and wail that there was nothing they could do but cave in and vote to continue read more..


Death or Glory Part II of IV

The intended target in an ambush never knows when it’s over. Yesterday’s ambush, which killed two soldiers and wounded three others, is a case in point. Once the Brits had dealt with the immediate aft... read more..



By Chris Muir FOB Marez, Mosul, Iraq One of the Many Stomping Grounds of Michael Yon 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division: the people here definitely make up for the weather. It is somew read more..


Death or Glory Part III of IV

The Brits are in for a scorching summer in the deserts of Maysan Province. By the time I left, the sleeping bags weren’t necessary, though nights were cool. The soldiers are living out there on cots u... read more..


Death or Glory Part IV

In journeys I made before the war, to places like India, Nepal, Tibet and China, most of the people I encountered seemed to think about us just as often as we think about them: practically never. Most... read more..


Be Not Afraid

 Published: 18 June 2007 Be Not Afraid You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst. You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way. You shall speak your w read more..


Operation Arrowhead Ripper: Day One

First Published: 19 June 2007 The first day of operation Arrowhead Ripper was intense. The Army is giving full access to the battlefield, and while on base full access to the TOC (HQ) which means I... read more..


Arrowhead Ripper: Surrender or Die

Battle for Baqubah 22 June 07 First a quick media round-up. (This is not all-inclusive.) Alexandra Zavis from Los Angeles Times is down in the heat of the battle bringing home information. Micha read more..


Bless the Beasts and Children, Part 1

First Published: June 30, 2007 On 29 June, American and Iraqi soldiers were again fighting side-by-side as soldiers from Charley Company 1-12 CAV—led by Captain Clayton Combs—and Iraqi soldiers fro... read more..

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