Nick Turse
After years and years of secrecy, the Pentagon finally acknowledged its Combined Air and Space Operations Center at al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar.  Earlier this year I unsuccessfully tried to visit the base but fell victim to the military runaround. 
(via Hagel Lifts Veil on Major Military Center in Qatar - NYTimes.com)

After years and years of secrecy, the Pentagon finally acknowledged its Combined Air and Space Operations Center at al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar.  Earlier this year I unsuccessfully tried to visit the base but fell victim to the military runaround.

(via Hagel Lifts Veil on Major Military Center in Qatar - NYTimes.com)

While Senators engage in political theater during Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearings, I shine a little light on the dark side of Chuck Hagel’s Vietnam experience and the lessons it holds for today’s era of continuous conflict.  For the full story, see "Chuck Hagel and Murder in Vietnam"

While Senators engage in political theater during Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearings, I shine a little light on the dark side of Chuck Hagel’s Vietnam experience and the lessons it holds for today’s era of continuous conflict.  For the full story, see "Chuck Hagel and Murder in Vietnam"

I was on Democracy Now yesterday to discuss my new book Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam as well as the current Afghan War and Obama’s Vietnam veteran national security post nominees: Chuck Hagel and John Kerry.  Video above or here, if you’d like to take a look.

Obama Selects Hagel to Lead Pentagon

POLITICO reports that President Barack Obama has “settled on Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, to succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, with an announcement expected Monday.”