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  • LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS (Hillary did not have security clearance; Monica Lewinsky did)

    12/30/2007 10:01:38 PM PST · by doug from upland · 67 replies · 2,567+ views
    David Hackworth website ^ | orig. 1998 | Hackworth
    NOTE: Although Hillary Clinton touts her foreign policy experience, being right there with her husband, the New York Times' Patrick Healy reports that she did not have a security clearance and did not sit in on NSC briefings. Now recall this from the late David Hackworth. Monica Lewinsky did have TOP SECRET clearance. Perhaps she should be the one in the Dem primaries touting her experience. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ DEFENDING AMERICA David H. Hackworth 17 March 98 LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS.. While at the Pentagon, Monica Lewinsky traveled with Defense Secretary William Cohen, sat in on briefings where the highest secrets...
  • From the frontlines in Iraq

    01/30/2006 5:00:00 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 12 replies · 632+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Bolger is a gentleman to be sure—polished and articulate—but like a Patton, he is always leading from the front. He regularly goes out on combat operations with his men, and like the fictional General Maximus in the movie “Gladiator,” the real-life fighting General Bolger inspires his subordinates with the salutation, “Strength and Honor!” ... In an exclusive two-part interview with Townhall.com, Bolger discusses the training and standing-up of the new Iraqi army and what motivates the Iraqis to fight. He also explains why Iraq is not devolving into “civil war,” and how we are systematically quashing the insurgency in that...
  • Goodbye Hackworth; We'll Miss You

    05/14/2005 9:26:32 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 1,145+ views
    San Antonio Lightning ^ | Major Jim Miles (Ret.)
    GOD'S SPEED On May 4, 2005 Col. David Hackworth US Army Ret. lost his final battle to cancer in Mexico. He was 74-years-old. Hack, as he liked to be called, was a victim of Agents Orange and Blue, defoilants used during the Vietnam War. Hackworth spent 5 years in Vietnam and most of it in the field, "Bush" we called it a nickname for the jungle. As a result his exposure to these killer agents was high. Any veteran of the Vietnam War who spent a great deal of time in the field, including myself, is at risk of having...
  • A Final Farewell

    06/01/2005 10:49:16 AM PDT · by MARK4 · 18 replies · 952+ views
    Soldiers for The Truth ^ | 5/31/05 | Ed Offley
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY – It is my privilege to inform you that Hack is back on permanent duty. Col. David Haskell Hackworth USA (Ret.) has joined several hundred thousand of his fellow soldiers guarding the hallowed ground of Arlington after a Memorial Service at nearby Fort Myer this morning. More than 600 former comrades, fellow soldiers and friends gathered in the soaring Fort Myer Memorial Chapel to shed tears of sorrow over his passing, to hear some of his favorite songs and psalms, and to laugh and betimes listen in awed silence as fellow veterans and journalism colleagues recounted his...
  • To the end, colonel a man of the troops (DAVID H. HACKWORTH)

    05/30/2005 3:42:14 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 47 replies · 1,536+ views
    Boston.com ^ | May 30, 2005 | Bryan Bender
    Tomorrow, the US military will lay to rest Colonel David H. Hackworth -- among its most decorated heroes of all time -- at Arlington National Cemetery. The top brass is not expected to attend. Hackworth's most enduring foe was not the communists he fought. He earned a a chestful of medals, including two Distinguished Service Medals, 10 Silver Stars, eight Bronze Stars, and eight Purple Hearts. His adversary became the US military bureaucracy, which he railed against for 30 years on grounds that it failed to put the troops first. He also opposed military action in Bosnia, Kosovo, and especially...
  • David Hackworth: Unforgettable soldier

    05/12/2005 7:50:07 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 33 replies · 1,330+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | May 12, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    David Hackworth: Unforgettable soldier By W. THOMAS SMITH JR. GUEST COLUMNIST Col. David H. Hackworth was not your typical television talking head. He was a military analyst to be sure. He understood tactics, strategies, defense technologies and the disposition of military forces. The man knew how to fight, and he knew how to report on and write about fighting. But soldiers and their well-being were always his priorities. After all, Hackworth had been a combat soldier for much of his adult life -- and for most of his teenage years -- before becoming a best-selling author and syndicated columnist. Lying...
  • The passing of a soldier's soldier

    05/11/2005 6:55:47 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 533+ views
    MilitaryWeek ^ | May 11, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    THE PASSING OF A SOLDIER'S SOLDIER Best-selling author, Col. David H. Hackworth, dead at 74 By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Col. David H. Hackworth was not your typical television talking head. He was a military analyst to be sure. He understood tactics, strategies, defense technologies, and the disposition of military forces. The man knew how to fight, and he knew how to report on and write about fighting. But soldiers and their well-being were always his priorities. After all, Hackworth had been a combat soldier for much of his adult life – and for most of his teenage years –...
  • Officer was founder of Tiger Force (Hackworth)

    05/10/2005 2:58:43 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 17 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Toledo Blade and The Associated Press ^ | 6 May 05 | Blade Staff Writer Joe Mahr
    TIJUANA, Mexico - Retired Army Col. David Hackworth, a controversial columnist who began the Tiger Force unit that later committed a string of atrocities in Vietnam, died this week. He was 74. ~snip~ As a 15-year-old orphan in Southern California, Mr. Hackworth joined the Army at the end of World War II, surviving four battle wounds in Korea. His heroics earned him a Silver Star, a battlefield commission to second lieutenant, and his own commando unit. A decade later, he would use his commando experience to form Tiger Force in November, 1965. In a war where traditional units were sitting...
  • Colonel David H. Hackworth (U.S. Army, Retired) - R.I.P.

    05/05/2005 9:02:39 PM PDT · by Axhandle · 6 replies · 580+ views
    Airborne Hog Society ^ | 06 May 2005 | AHS MilBlogger
    When I was 17, I purchased a copy of About Face by Colonel David H. Hackworth (U.S. Army, Retired). I do not remember what prompted me to purchase it. All that I remember is that I was absolutely captivated by it. The book is the autobiography of Colonel Hackworth. Colonel Hackworth is among the most highly decorated soldiers in our nation's history and had a full seven years of combat under his belt. As one would assume of such a man, his autobiography read as a series of war stories. His story is one of a man who loved his...
  • David Hackworth dies of cancer, 74

    05/05/2005 1:24:28 PM PDT · by Ramonan · 40 replies · 2,001+ views
    WORLDNETDAILY.com ^ | May 5, 2005 | None listed
    Retired Army Col. David Hackworth, one of the most decorated veterans in U.S. history who became a vocal advocate for military reform, died yesterday in Mexico at 74. Hackworth returned from Vietnam as a strong critic of the war, later becoming a journalist and author of several best-selling books. He had written a weekly column for WorldNetDaily for seven years. Hackworth was in Mexico for treatments of bladder cancer, which he had battled for some time. "He died in my arms yesterday morning," his wife, Eilhys England, said today. Hackworth pushed for streamlined military and improved conditions for troops. "Hack...
  • Inside the neo-con Pentagon (Ted Kennedy's Wacko Foreign Policy Expert)

    04/18/2004 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Spotsy · 26 replies · 310+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Apr. 18, 2004 | KAREN KWIATKOWSKI
    Inside the neo-con PentagonOfficer reveals how Bush appointees suppressed facts and twisted truth to drive America to war with Iraq . In July of last year, after just over 20 years of service, I retired as a lieutenant-colonel in the U.S. Air Force. My career started in 1978 with the smooth seduction of a full four-year ROTC scholarship. It ended with 10 months of duty in a strange new country, observing up close and personal a process of decision-making for war not sanctioned by the Constitution. ~snip~ The education I would receive there was intense, fascinating and frightening. While the...
  • David Hackworth, Vietnam vet and military analyst, dies at 74

    05/05/2005 10:48:38 AM PDT · by AgentEcho · 374 replies · 20,529+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | May 5, 2005 | MATT APUZZO
    Retired Army Col. David Hackworth, a decorated Vietnam veteran who spoke out against the war and later became a journalist and an advocate for military reform, died Wednesday in Mexico, where he was receiving treatment for bladder cancer, his wife said. He was 74. "He died in my arms yesterday morning," his wife, Eilhys England, said Thursday. Hackworth, a syndicated columnist for King Features, advocated a streamlined military and improved conditions for troops.
  • Quantity is No Substitute for Quality

    04/19/2005 7:35:37 AM PDT · by Axhandle · 167+ views
    Airborne Hog Society ^ | 19 April 2005 | AHS MilBlogger
    Colonel David H. Hackworth (USA, Ret.) recently published a very timely column titled "A Tale of Three Sergeants" at SFTT.org. It raises important questions regarding recruiting and promotions. He asks a particularly frightening question, rhetorical to those of us who are in the Army, that should cause alarm among those who do not understand the damage that was done to the Army when it was so dramatically downsized in the 1990s and the continuing damage being done to the Army by our lackluster recruiting standards and promotion standards - or lack thereof. Hackworth writes: "But as this is being written,...
  • Open Letter To A Marine General

    03/28/2005 5:01:10 AM PST · by gunnyg · 11 replies · 1,095+ views
    Defense Watch, SFTT ^ | 21 March 2005 | David Hackworth
    DefenseWatch "The Voice of the Grunt" 03-21-2005 Hack's Target Open Letter to a Marine General Lt. Gen. John E. Sattler Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force Somewhere near Fallujah, Iraq General, Congratulations on your splendid Marines’ retaking of Fallujah last November. The mission was accomplished in the proud tradition of Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir and Hue City. During the past four months, your force also cleaned the clocks of some of the baddest guys going in Anbar Province, one of the toughest killing fields in Iraq. I’m convinced that if other units mirror your performance and the American people...
  • Hackworth: Open Letter to a Marine General

    03/22/2005 8:16:25 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 30 replies · 1,230+ views
    ©2005 Military Advantage ^ | March 22, 2005 | David H. Hackworth
    Lt. Gen. John E. Sattler Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force Somewhere near Fallujah, Iraq General, Congratulations on your splendid Marines' retaking of Fallujah last November. The mission was accomplished in the proud tradition of Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir and Hue City. During the past four months, your force also cleaned the clocks of some of the baddest guys going in Anbar Province, one of the toughest killing fields in Iraq. I'm convinced that if other units mirror your performance and the American people hang in there, we'll see light at the end of the Iraqi tunnel by the...
  • Colonel David Hackworth; A Misguided Warrior

    03/22/2005 4:43:57 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 56 replies · 4,407+ views
    San Antonio Lightning Commentary ^ | Major Jim Miles (Ret)
    'ARMY REGULATIONS WERE WRONG' David Hackworth, a retired Army Colonel, has made a career out of badmouthing America’s military brass. According to Hackworth the generals and admirals are a bunch of bums. He routinely refers to them as "Perfumed Princes" in his syndicated news columns. I first met Hackworth during my third and final tour in Vietnam in 1970-71. Hackworth was a LTC (soon to be promoted to Col.) commanding the 44th Special Tactical Zone (STC) in IV Corps. I was a Major commanding a 70 man ranger unit assigned as advisors to the ARVN 42nd Ranger Group in the...
  • West Bend Man Accused Of Pretending To Be Marine (Veteran Noticed Medals, Ribbons Wrong)

    03/09/2005 1:29:56 PM PST · by Vn_survivor_67-68 · 84 replies · 2,513+ views
    themilwaukeechannel. ^ | 9 Mar 05 | themilwaukeechannel.
    West Bend Man Accused Of Pretending To Be Marine Another Veteran Noticed Michael Schuster Wore Medals, Ribbons Wrong POSTED: 12:07 pm CST March 9, 2005 WEST BEND, Wis. -- A man accused of impersonating a Marine Corps officer is facing federal charges. Michael Schuster is well known in veterans circles in West Bend. He's played taps at dozens of veterans' burials, wearing a Marine uniform with military decorations and medals. He was the featured speaker at last year's Memorial Day observance. The 52-year-old claimed to have served in Vietnam, achieving the rank of major. But at least one veteran who...
  • AIM Report: More Heads Should Roll at CBS - February B

    02/17/2005 5:15:41 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 14 replies · 568+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | February 16, 2005 | Staff
    Writing in the Washington Post, Tina Brown said that Dan Rather came across in the CBS panel report on the "Rathergate" scandal as "an empty trench coat" because he had very little to do with the actual report that went on the air. It seems clear she didn't read it. In a bombshell ignored by most media, the report reveals that Dan Rather personally assured CBS News President Andrew Heyward that the discredited Bush National Guard story was not only true but "very big." The report, prepared by former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and Louis D. Boccardi, former president of...
  • We’ve Danced This Dance Before (Quagmire alert)

    02/14/2005 5:09:45 PM PST · by pissant · 64 replies · 836+ views
    SFTT.Org ^ | 2/14/05 | David Hackworth
    As with Vietnam, the Iraqi tar pit was oh-so-easy to sink into, but appears to be just as tough to exit. This should be no big surprise! Most slugfests – from bar brawls to military misadventures like Vietnam and Iraq – take some clever moves to step away from once the swinging starts. This is why most combat vets pick their fights carefully. They look at their scars, remember the madness and are always mindful of the fallout. That’s not the case in Washington, where the White House and the Pentagon are run by civilians who have never sweated it...
  • Fry the big fish, too

    02/01/2005 8:45:55 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 74 replies · 1,110+ views
    www.worldnetdaily ^ | 2/1/2005 | David Hackworth
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42644 Tuesday, February 1, 2005 Fry the big fish, too Posted: February 1, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column. By David Hackworth © 2005 David H. Hackworth That sizzling sound you're hearing from U.S. Army posts across the nation is little fish frying. It reminds me of the battlefield, where it's almost always the grunts who get hung out to do the dying. A squad of the enlisted perps who made their bones via the Abu Ghraib abomination are...
  • Hackworth: Nickle-and-Diming the Troops

    01/25/2005 8:31:25 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 70 replies · 1,352+ views
    2005 Military Advantage ^ | January 25, 2005 | David H. Hackworth
    Maybe you better sit down and pop a Xanax before reading any further, because what I'm about to tell you should seriously short you out: not only is the average soldier's salary barely life-sustaining, the combat pay of the average grunt in Afghanistan and Iraq is only $7.50 a day or a measly $225 a month. And to make matters worse, the folks bringing up the rear - hundreds of miles from the horror show - are pulling down the same combat pay as our heroes who daily lay their lives on the line. America was far more generous to...
  • "Rathergate" Scandal Takes New Turn - (Col.David Hackworth was "secret source!)

    01/13/2005 5:05:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 65 replies · 3,856+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JANUARY 13, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media (AIM), commented that, "Rather's reference to Abu Ghraib, in the context of preparing the bogus attack on Bush, demonstrates that the agenda of Rather and CBS was not only to sabotage Bush's re-election campaign but to undermine the war in Iraq. They were looking for 'big' stories to hurt the U.S. at home and abroad. The Abu Ghraib story on CBS inflamed the Arab/Muslim world against the U.S., inevitably costing the lives of more American soldiers in Iraq at the hands of fanatical Muslim terrorists." AIM and Romerstein drew attention to another bombshell...
  • Rathergate" Scandal Takes New Turn

    01/13/2005 11:07:12 AM PST · by Foolsgold · 46 replies · 2,858+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 1/13/05 | A.I.M.
    "Rathergate" Scandal Takes New Turn - Same CBS Source That Pronounced Phony Documents as "Genuine" Was Also Behind Abu Ghraib Prison Story on CBS In a bombshell in the CBS "Rathergate" panel report, it is revealed that Dan Rather personally assured CBS News President Andrew Heyward that the discredited Bush National Guard story was not only true but "very big." At the same time, Rather said it wasn't "as big as Abu Ghraib," the Iraqi prisoner abuse story used by CBS and other media to blacken the reputation and image of the United States around the world. What's more, it...
  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • Mary Mapes and Col. David Hackworth (New Link to Rathergate Story)

    01/10/2005 7:46:05 AM PST · by TFine80 · 148 replies · 5,178+ views
    CBS Report pp. 96-97 ^ | January 10, 2005
    Colonel David H. Hackworth was interviewed by Rather as an expert to evaluate the documents that Mapes obtained from Lieutenant Colonel Burkett.... Even though Colonel Hackworth was never in the TexANG, did not know Lieutenant Colonel Killian or any of the other releveant individuals, had no personal knowledge of President Bush's service in the TexANG and had no personal knowledge regarding the Killian documents, he reached some high critical conclusions.... First, Colonel Hackworth concluded that the documents were 'genuine.' ... Second, Colonel Hackworth concluded that, by not taking his physical, then-Lieutenant Bush was 'insubordinate' and would have been treated more...
  • Uncle Sam Wants Your Kids – Now!

    12/09/2004 3:15:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies · 1,663+ views
    Soldiers for the Truth ^ | December 6, 2004 | David H. Hackworth
    We’ll soon have 150,000 U.S. troops stuck in the ever-expanding Iraqi quagmire, a number that will probably grow even larger before Iraq holds elections presently scheduled for the end of January ’05. Maintaining such a force is a logistical and personnel nightmare for every grunt in Iraq. And according to several Pentagon number crunchers, it’s also driving the top brass bonkers. Meanwhile the insurgents continue cutting our supply lines and whacking our fighting platoons and supporters, who attrit daily as soldiers and Marines fall to enemy shots, sickness or accidents. Empty platoons lose fights, so these casualties have to be...
  • Hackworth: recruiting's tanked -- the draft's next (Here we go again alert)

    12/09/2004 9:17:03 AM PST · by Fighting Irish · 63 replies · 1,727+ views
    Some Blog ^ | 12/8/2004 | Pamindurham
    Retired Col. David H. Hackworth, still shooting from the sidelines at Soldiers for the Truth, says the recruiting numbers are far worse than anyone is hearing. Hack's talking to the recruiters first-hand and the problem, no surprise, is in all branches of the military -- Regular Army, Reserves and Guard. Recruiting is at half of expectations. They've lowered standards for recruits and have resulted to throwing LAN parties to garner interest from potential recruits. Hack says a draft is imminent, as there is no way to replace the estimated 50,000 KIA, WIA and non-battle casualties from Iraq that have been...
  • Hackworth: Fallujah: Saved for Democracy?

    11/21/2004 7:32:54 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 52 replies · 1,368+ views
    Military website ^ | November 18, 2004 | David H. Hackworth
    Fallujah predictably fell like a bowling pin, proving once again that an insurgent force can't withstand the awesome air and ground firepower delivered by well-trained, well-led, numerically superior U.S. combat forces. But a lot of damn good grunts were gunned down during their second bloody go at that age-old bastion of resistance. In insurgency warfare, taking real estate - mountain or city - means zilch. Long-term winning is all about getting the people over to our side. As a Marine sergeant wrote last week from Fallujah, " ... for every one killed five more are recruited." Now, the tough part...
  • Memo for the President-Elect

    10/19/2004 4:45:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 39 replies · 884+ views
    SFTT.Org ^ | 10/18/04 | David Hackworth
    Since our commander-in-chief announced “mission accomplished” on May 1, 2003, the insurgents have seized the initiative in Iraq. And we’re also not winning the even-more-consequential worldwide battle against the Islamic jihadists. All because our forces are trying to do too much with too little the wrong way. Lately, I’ve been shoveling through literally truckloads of reader queries along the lines of “OK, Hack, you spent most of the past two years griping, so what’s your solution?” It’s a question that needs an answer. So, as a long-term student of insurgent warfare and a soldier who’s fought guerrillas in post-World-War-II Italy,...
  • Uncle Sam Will Soon Want Your Kids (another DRAFT SCARE?)

    10/11/2004 7:07:29 PM PDT · by Susannah · 68 replies · 1,402+ views
    DefenseWatch site ^ | 10-04-04 | David H. Hackworth
    Uncle Sam Will Soon Want Your Kids - By David H. Hackworth, DefenseWatch Senior Military Columnist Recently, when John Kerry brought up the possibility of a return to the draft, SecDef Donald Rumsfeld was quick to respond that Kerry was full of it. But my take is that Kerry is right on the mark. Not only because Rummy has been flat wrong on every major military call regarding Iraq, but because this is a war that won’t be won by smart weapons or the sledgehammer firepower we see every night on the tube. Right now – with both our regular...
  • Uncle Sam will soon want your kids

    10/05/2004 2:19:26 AM PDT · by greatgranny · 173 replies · 2,946+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 5, 2004 | David Hackworth
    Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column. Recently, when John Kerry brought up the possibility of a return to the draft, SecDef Donald Rumsfeld was quick to respond that Kerry was full of it. But my take is that Kerry is right on the mark. Not only because Rummy has been flat wrong on every major military call regarding Iraq, but because this is a war that won't be won by smart weapons or the sledgehammer firepower we see every night on the tube. Right now – with both our regular and Reserve soldiers stretched beyond the breaking point...
  • Hackworth- M.I.A.? Vanity

    09/23/2004 12:37:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Jazzy · 12 replies · 782+ views
    Mr. Jazzy
    Just a question. See as the issue with Kerry and the campaign has progressed (or should I say deteroriated )to the point where supposed government documents have been forged about service in the armed forces, where is the fighter for all things military, Col. Hackworth? Awaiting appointment in a Kerry adminstration?
  • Sill Responds To Cheating Charges (taking issue w/Col. David Hackworth)

    09/07/2004 9:16:43 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 14 replies · 563+ views
    Lawton (OK) Constitution ^ | September 3, 2004 | Mitch Meador
    Fort Sill officials are taking issue with a column that appeared on retired Col. David Hackworth's Web site on Monday. Appearing in the online magazine DefenseWatch under the header "Fort Cheat," the harshly worded column centers its cross hairs on the U.S. Army's Field Artillery School at Fort Sill. Among the assertions made by the author: *"Even though students are required to sign an honor sheet prior to starting the course, at least 11 fledgling lieutenants have been caught cheating or plagiarizing on exams during the past year alone. In nearly every instance, these miscreants have been permitted to graduate...
  • A scam older than Sgt. Bilko

    09/07/2004 10:15:30 AM PDT · by Dan Evans · 12 replies · 1,243+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 7, 2004 | David H. Hackworth
    I doubt if there's one serving general or admiral who as a young officer wasn't ripped off by one of the oldest military scams going: The sting that kicks in whenever a warrior clears post or base quarters and needs to pass inspection quick smart. Even though the brass could stop this decades-old racket still going down at almost every U.S. military installation in less than a drill-sergeant minute, they haven't. The probable reason: CRS (can't remember "squat") syndrome, an institutional disease endemic to the upper ranks. If the brass can't remember the hard lessons of the Vietnam War, with...
  • COLHACKWORTH ON SWIFTBOAT VETERANS

    08/29/2004 2:00:33 PM PDT · by John Fitzgerald · 38 replies · 2,300+ views
    8/29/04 | John Fitzgerald
    - Greetings, After visiting Col. Hackworth's web site I couldn't find anything that would tell me where he stood concerning the Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth. Anyone have any ideas?
  • 'Look Truth Right in the Eye' Colonel David H. Hackworth, U.S. Army

    08/28/2004 2:59:06 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 30 replies · 1,714+ views
    Military.com ^ | 2002 December | David Hackworth interview
    Proceedings: Next comes the inevitable question. Over the past six years, what fallout have you felt from the suicide of Admiral Boorda? Hackworth: Well, May the 16th will never go away in my mind, for all my life. That the story I was about to write may have caused someone to commit suicide was shattering. And then the flak I took as a result of that was shattering as well. Proceedings: What sort of flak did you take? Hackworth: I took a lot of flak at work. I was gagged. I was not to speak about it. But I refused...
  • Once More a Nation Divided (Hackworth's Support of Kerry Explained)

    08/18/2004 12:55:19 PM PDT · by Littlejon · 118 replies · 3,025+ views
    Military.com ^ | 8-16-04 | Col. david Hackworth
    The Vietnam War rages on. Witness the barrages being fired by Viet vets on the right and the left: "George W. Bush is a draft-dodger"; "John F. Kerry isn't a war hero." Once again, that tragic war divides America - and this time around it's vet pitted against vet. Sure, Bush dodged the draft, along with a reported 14 million other Americans with the savvy to work out that Vietnam was a no-win, sorry war. But although he had the luck and the connections to land a spot in the Air Guard, he did put his butt on the line...
  • Once more a nation divided

    08/17/2004 10:45:08 AM PDT · by sox_the_cat · 41 replies · 1,382+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | August 17, 2004 | David Hackworth
    The Vietnam War rages on. Witness the barrages being fired by Viet vets on the right and the left: "George W. Bush is a draft-dodger"; "John F. Kerry isn't a war hero." Once again, that tragic war divides America – and this time around, it's vet pitted against vet. Sure, Bush dodged the draft, along with a reported 14 million other Americans with the savvy to work out that Vietnam was a no-win, sorry war. But although he had the luck and the connections to land a spot in the Air Guard, he did put his butt on the line...
  • Col. Hackworth exposed Admiral Borda. No comment on Kerry? How come?

    08/11/2004 6:59:36 AM PDT · by Atlanta · 48 replies · 1,756+ views
    It seems funny to me that the Col. has been silent on John Kerry's medal situation when in the past, he has always lead the way in exposing fraudulent medal claims such as Admiral Borda. There is nothing on his web-site, not even a scratch, concerning the current Kerry medal flap. John Kerry was in-country 4 1/2 months and won I believe the Silver Star, Bronze Star and 3 Purple Hearts. Just imagine, if he'd done at least a full year, if not a couple of tours in Vietnam, what his medal count would be! He could've possibly won the...
  • Conversations with Hack III

    08/09/2004 4:41:17 PM PDT · by Frumious Bandersnatch · 8 replies · 793+ views
    8/9/04 | Frumious Bandersnatch
    Take you beef to Kerry. >From what I can read into this the Swift Boat avengers will regret their two bit attack on a Vietnam vet. Pls no further como. Busy rpting the current war and don't have time to lament or distract from the Viet War in which my mind all that served there are heroes. Hack
  • Further conversations with Hack

    08/09/2004 12:39:01 PM PDT · by Frumious Bandersnatch · 42 replies · 1,369+ views
    8/9/04 | Frumious Bandersnatch
    Friend, you don't earn PHs. You got in the way. You have a fixed psn and I can't do anything about where you are coming from.. Cheers, Hack
  • Col. Hackworth's reply to me

    08/09/2004 9:23:59 AM PDT · by Frumious Bandersnatch · 71 replies · 3,577+ views
    8/9/04 | Frumious Bandersnatch
    All 3 of Kerry's PH were IAW Navy regs at the time... It is fair to atk Kerry's politics but not his awards which he received the hardway and IAW Navy regs. I am afraid you are not in a position to judge my honor and I standby strongly what I wrote in the USA piece. If you haven't walked the walk, you can't talk the talk. I have 8 PHs. None were signed off by my skipper. The reg read the award is triggered by a casualty rpt. Not by a CO. I will write more on Kerry down...
  • Credibility or Crudability?

    08/08/2004 9:29:29 AM PDT · by Frumious Bandersnatch · 7 replies · 550+ views
    8/8/04 | Frumious Bandersnatch
    Col. Hackworth, Over the years, I have enjoyed very much your rather acerbic columns dedicated to rooting out corruption in the armed services. I was in the USN more years ago than I like to remember. On my first (and only) real sea duty, I was assigned to the U.S.S. Proteus (AS-19). I had the privilege of serving under two Captains there and the difference between the two was like night and day. One was a real leader and the other was a 'perfumed prince'. I cheered you on when you went after Admiral Boorda for wearing some awards he...
  • COL. DAVID HACKWORTH TOOK DOWN ADMIRAL BOORDA --- what about John Kerry? Where are you, colonel?

    08/07/2004 2:37:48 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 94 replies · 3,394+ views
    CNN, DFU | 8-7-04 ( | dfu
    Eight years ago, an admiral with a distinguished career took his life over questions on two "V" pins for valor that he wore. Admiral Boorda did not take a camera with him for a photo-op. He put his heart and soul into defending this nation. He was pursued by Col. David Hackworth, who was determined to get to the truth. Well, Col. Hackworth, what do you say about John Kerry? Did he wear medals he didn't deserve? Are you going to sit this one out or do something about it? Why don't you demand the full release of Kerry's military...
  • A bloody and well-worn path (Hackworth hacking at Rummy and Co)

    07/01/2004 2:53:06 PM PDT · by Roamin53 · 45 replies · 346+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 07/01/2004 | David Hackworth/Eilhys England
    Top generals like former NATO commander Wes Clark and a squad of retired and active-duty four-stars warned long before the invasion of Iraq: Don't go there. It doesn't involve our national security. It's not the main objective in our war with international terrorism. Before the invasion, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki, a distinguished soldier with counterguerrilla campaigns in Vietnam and Bosnia under his pistol belt, was asked by Congress how many soldiers he thought would be needed for the occupation phase in Iraq. His response: A minimum of 200,000. Rumsfeld treated this courageous soldier -- who left half...
  • The death wagons of Iraq

    06/15/2004 6:13:24 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 62 replies · 1,164+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | David Hackworth
    In Iraq, a Humvee – the modern military's jeep – is involved in an enemy action or a serious fender bender or rollover almost daily. Lt. Gen. Thomas F. Metz's command has experienced 13 Humvee rollovers, resulting in 17 of his soldiers dying. "Nine of the deaths occurred in the last 90 days," he says. Gen. Metz says that most rollovers occur when "the driver has lost control of the vehicle." In a letter to his unit, he summed up other causes, such as "aggressive driving, lack of situational awareness, rough terrain, poor /limited visibility, adverse traffic conditions, improvised configurations...
  • While America Sleeps

    06/07/2004 6:28:52 PM PDT · by treeclimber · 33 replies · 153+ views
    www.sftt.org ^ | 6-7-04 | David H. Hackworth
    Wake up, America – we’re at war! And we’re not talking about a limited, one-time shootout confined to Afghanistan and Iraq, where we’ll hopefully wear down the guerrilla enemy and our troops will come marching home. We’re engaged in a global war, a long-term conflict against a stateless Islamic movement that’s been scoring hits against the USA in the name of Allah since the 1983 truck-bomb murder of 241 of our Marines...
  • Hackworth: Draft Inevitable, Soldiers Voting With Their Feet

    05/27/2004 8:08:22 AM PDT · by gcul · 103 replies · 1,293+ views
    By David H. Hackworth Top military managers insist that our all-volunteer Army isn’t stretched too thin from this country’s heavy and hazardous commitment to hot spots like Iraq and Afghanistan and cooler places in another 131 countries around Planet Earth. They spout positive numbers like carnival hucksters, hyping enlistment and re-enlistment rates they keep insisting are at an all-time high. “Loyalty, patriotism and seeing the results of successfully accomplishing their missions are the key factors in this success,” said Col. Elton Manske, an Army personnel chief in the Pentagon. Except that’s exactly 180 degrees out from what hundreds of soldiers...
  • A fish stinks from the head first

    05/18/2004 3:53:13 PM PDT · by lancer · 4 replies · 91+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 5/18/04 | David Hackworth
    A fish stinks from the head first Posted: May 18, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Even members of the United States Congress – from Hillary Clinton to Roscoe Bartlett – neglected their sworn duty. Their congressional offices received written pleas from concerned soldiers or their families almost from the first atrocity through this past March, when retired Master Sgt. William Lawson blasted off 20 letters to a governor, senators and representatives (see sftt.org for the complete list). But these urgent pleas for help must have received either the routine rubber-stamp Beltway shuffle or were relegated into the old circular filing basket,...
  • Hanging out the troops (MEGA BARF ALERT!!!)

    05/11/2004 3:36:55 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 49 replies · 217+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11 May 2004 | Col. (Ret.) David Hackworth
    As an American citizen, I'm ashamed of the atrocities committed by Americans in Iraq. As a former professional soldier, I'm appalled not only by what has happened in the prisons there, but also by our military leadership. From the very top of the Pentagon down to the 320th Military Police Battalion, the brass have spent months covering up obscene behavior while placing the sole blame on Joe and Jill Grunt. The damage to our country and our just war on terrorism is already devastating. And these war crimes not only diminish the sacrifices of our gallant soldiers in Iraq and...