Bing West

Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine, has written six books about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. 

June 2 2014 7:29 PMShould Bowe Bergdahl Be Court-Martialed?The Obama administration needs to butt out and let the Army decide if he deserted and should be punished.
War Stories
April 25 2007 1:03 PMThe Great Wall of IndifferenceOn patrol inside Baghdad's tensest neighborhood.
May 24 2006 10:22 AM"IED Dead Ahead!"
May 22 2006 6:23 AMU.S. and Iraqi Soldiers on Patrol
Sept. 29 2005 6:26 AMA Tale of Two Sheiks
Sept. 27 2005 6:37 AMThe Emerging Iraqi Army
Dec. 8 2004 8:13 AMFallujah, the Morning AfterThe torture house and the merry-go-round.
Nov. 11 2004 11:37 AMHow the Pioneer Robot Plane Helped Win an Artillery Duel
War Stories
Oct. 7 2004 1:17 PMA Thin Blue LineWhy Iraqi cops are struggling.
War Stories
May 23 2007 4:55 PMThe Adviser ModelWe have to stay in Iraq for a decade. Here's how to do it.
May 25 2006 7:00 AMWhat Lies Ahead
May 23 2006 6:42 AMIn Fallujah, Resistance Is Futile
Oct. 5 2005 9:31 AMIt's Time To Declare Martial Law in the Sunni Cities
Sept. 28 2005 6:42 AMCity of Discontent
Sept. 26 2005 2:37 PMThe "Oil Spot" Theory of Counterinsurgency
Nov. 12 2004 11:28 AMWhy Marines Must Fight—and Kill—Here
Nov. 10 2004 2:34 PMIf a "Muj" Blinks, the Marines of VMU-1 See It


War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

Politico Wonders Why Gabby Giffords Is So “Ruthless” on Gun Control

Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 8:38 PM “No One in This World” Is One of Kutiman’s Best, Most Impressive Songs
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?