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When military makes mistakes, lessons need to be learned

When Clinton Romesha was a boy, his father taught him life lessons.
Updated one month ago

The military battlefield, not the ballfield, is life and death

Last month, I had another of my occasional opportunities to return to the world of sportswriting, popping into Port St. Lucie for a feature about a baseball player....
Updated one month ago

Will robotics become an essential part of future warfare?

Was a new era of warfare ushered in on Feb. 18?
Updated: 2 months ago

Even secure military locations can be dangerous

On March 19, Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, 27, became the first Marine to die in combat during the ongoing battle against the so-called Islamic State jihadi group when a rocket barrage hit his fire base in northern Iraq.
Updated: 2 months ago
Altman: TV pilot about MacDill AFB being shot in California

Altman: TV pilot about MacDill AFB being shot in California

Home to U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Operations Command Central, two Air Force refueling wings and many other mission partners, MacDill Air Force Base is an epicenter in the ongoing wars in the Middle East and Southw...
Updated: 2 months ago

Battle to retake Mosul has started

A battle to retake a major urban area is never a simple task. It’s even more complex in a place like Iraq, a country beset by religious, sectarian and tribal strife. And it’s more complex still when the battle will take place in Mosul, ...
Updated: 3 months ago