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Friday, May 06, 2016

Howard Altman Columns

When military makes mistakes, lessons need to be learned

When Clinton Romesha was a boy, his father taught him life lessons.
Published: 04/24/16

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 one month 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 one month 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: 2 months ago

Battleground now includes social media

Michael Lumpkin, by his own admission, is not much of a social media guy.
Updated: 2 months ago

KC-135 crew must be ready for anything

Dwight David Eisenhower was in the White House when the KC-135 Stratotanker rolled off the assembly line. Tensions with Moscow were running high and the island nation of Cuba was a constant source of news.
Updated: 2 months ago

A focus on the future, not the present

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who has been traveling the globe to drum up more support in the ongoing fight against the so-called Islamic State jihadi group, says he has received additional support from 90 percent of the countries involved in the fig...
Updated: 3 months ago
CBS orders pilot for TV drama based on Tampa military scene

CBS orders pilot for TV drama based on Tampa military scene

TAMPA — As a city that hosts MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa is no stranger to military drama.
Updated: 3 months ago