Joe Galloway

Joseph L. Galloway, a military columnist for McClatchy Newspapers, is the co-author, with Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, of "We Were Soldiers Once and Young," a story of the first large-scale ground battle of the Vietnam War.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Six Lessons from Our Past Wars
While the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan were in Washington last week telling President Barack Obama what he wanted to hear, things back home were busy going from bad to worse. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari took the occasion to declare war on the homegrown version of the radical Islamic Taliban and said he'd ordered the Pakistani military to clear them out of the Swat valley and neighboring areas near the frontier with Afghanistan.
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Sunday, March 08, 2009
A Shining City on a Hill Can't Have Dungeons in Its Basements
It turns out that even the most paranoid among us were right to be afraid of what George W. Bush's White House and Justice Department were up to in the days and months after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This week the Justice Department declassified and released two memos and seven so-called legal opinions that, taken together, informed President Bush that, as a wartime chief executive, he had unfettered dictatorial powers.
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Friday, February 27, 2009
Doomed to Repeat History in Afghanistan?
President Barack Obama this week is laying out the road home from the war in Iraq during the next 19 months. More or less. The President has indicated that he'll order the withdrawal of upward of 100,000 American troops from a war that began six years ago and has cost us more than 4,200 American dead, well over 70,000 wounded or injured and nearly a trillion dollars in national treasure.
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