The State of the U. S. Military
On the sixth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, a look at how the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are affecting the state of the U.S. military -- its troop levels, funding, and the role of technology in how wars are fought.
Pentagon correspondent for "The New York Times."
is Vice President of Strategic Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
is a fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan and is founder of the blog, "Abu Mugawama."
is a defense analyst at Small Wars Journal and a former U.S. Marine Corps officer. He commanded a rifle company and served on a battalion staff. He currently writes the weekly "Small Wars" column at Foreign Policy Magazine.