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Lots of hand wringing over the value of a humanities education at Harvard. But Gen. Dempsey makes the case. And asks the age old question: "Oh my God, what are we going to do if the zombies attack?”
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, regularly makes a pitch that military leaders should study philosophy and literature,
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Julian E. Barnes is a Pentagon and national security reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He has covered the military for more than a decade for U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times and the Journal. He has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the New York Times. His recent articles are available here.
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Sgt. Remsburg’s 10 Tours Overseas - Washington Wire - WSJ

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The most sustained applause of this year’s State of the Union speech—indeed perhaps the longest applause President Obama has received for hi

Officials predict new commercial waterways and a resource-rich frontier ...

U.S. defense officials predict the Arctic Ocean's thinning polar ice sheet will give way to new commercial waterways and a resource-rich fro

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U.S. Moves Closer to Closing Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon transfers last three Uighur Chinese nationals to Slovakia, leaving 155 detainees at the military prison.

Head of the Marines is cleared of favoritism allegations in case involvi...

The head of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos, has been cleared of allegations that he improperly displayed favoritism toward a Marine durin

As U.S. defense budgets shrink, military eyes cut to pay, benefits

The military's top commanders, groping for ways to cope with a shrinking Pentagon budget, have agreed to a plan that would curb the growth o

Pentagon Toils to Build a Bomber on a Budget

In the new age of military austerity, financial considerations are vital to the Air Force's most important project: building a long-range bo

U.S. Warns of Downward Spiral in Iraq

The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East said Iraq has entered a downward spiral of violence that threatens to drive the country's

Robert Gates Calls for Adult Supervision on Budget

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said political dysfunction is the “biggest threat to U.S. national security.”

Syrian Chemical Disclosure Falls Short of U.S. Count

Syria has declared fewer chemical-weapons sites than U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies believe it has, U.S. and other Western officials

U.S. Says Iran Hacked Navy Computers

U.S. officials said Iran hacked unclassified Navy computers in recent weeks in an escalation of Iranian cyberintrusions that target the U.S.

Report faults Navy's base-access vetting

An inspector general's report released Tuesday accused the Navy of granting access to some of its bases without proper background checks, a

Elite Syrian Unit Scatters Chemical Arms Stockpile

A secretive Syrian military unit at the center of the Assad regime's chemical weapons program has been moving stocks of poison gases and mun

Sen. McCain believes a Senate panel resolution authorizing force against...

Sen. John McCain doesn't support a resolution authorizing force against Syria as crafted by leaders of a Senate panel because he believes it

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel to Visit Vietnam

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the only Vietnam combat veteran to serve in the top Pentagon job, will visit Vietnam next year.

Navy moves ships as U.S. preps for 'all contingencies' in Syria

The U.S. Navy is repositioning ships in the Mediterranean Sea in the event President Barack Obama orders a strike on Syria, in what defense