Recent Stories By Greg Jaffe:
G.I. Blues: Petraeus, Budget Cuts, Troop WithdrawalNovember 23, 2012
For much of this year, Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III, the Army’s top enlisted soldier, has traveled to bases around the world with a simple message: “We’ve allowed ourselves to get out of control...
Petraeus Scandal Lays Bare the Perks of PowerNovember 18, 2012
Then-defense secretary Robert M. Gates stopped bagging his leaves when he moved into a small Washington military enclave in 2007. His next-door neighbor was Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint...
Panetta Vows to Fight Pentagon CutsAugust 5, 2011
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday of dire consequences if the Pentagon is forced to make cuts to its budget beyond the $400 billion in savings planned for the next decade. “We’re...
Pentagon Frets over Deeper CutsAugust 2, 2011
The prospect of $600 billion in additional defense cuts over the next decade is enough to make Pentagon generals wince and to compel the U.S. military to make big changes to its global strategy. But...
Petraeus Would Helm an Increasingly Militarized CIAApril 28, 2011
Gen. David H. Petraeus has served as commander in two wars launched by the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. If confirmed as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency,...
U.S. Deploys Low-Flying Attack Planes in LibyaMarch 29, 2011
The U.S. military dramatically stepped up its assault on Libyan government ground forces over the weekend, launching its first missions with AC-130 flying gunships and A-10 attack aircraft designed...