Bing West
Bing West

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

Politics
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.
Dispatches
May 24 2006 10:22 AM"IED Dead Ahead!"
Dispatches
May 22 2006 6:23 AMU.S. and Iraqi Soldiers on Patrol
Dispatches
Sept. 29 2005 6:26 AMA Tale of Two Sheiks
Dispatches
Sept. 27 2005 6:37 AMThe Emerging Iraqi Army
Dispatches
Dec. 8 2004 8:13 AMFallujah, the Morning AfterThe torture house and the merry-go-round.
Dispatches
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.
Dispatches
May 25 2006 7:00 AMWhat Lies Ahead
Dispatches
May 23 2006 6:42 AMIn Fallujah, Resistance Is Futile
Dispatches
Oct. 5 2005 9:31 AMIt's Time To Declare Martial Law in the Sunni Cities
Dispatches
Sept. 28 2005 6:42 AMCity of Discontent
Dispatches
Sept. 26 2005 2:37 PMThe "Oil Spot" Theory of Counterinsurgency
Dispatches
Nov. 12 2004 11:28 AMWhy Marines Must Fight—and Kill—Here
Dispatches
Nov. 10 2004 2:34 PMIf a "Muj" Blinks, the Marines of VMU-1 See It
  Life
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 11:17 AM Why They Fled Underground Railroad operator Sydney Howard Gay’s meticulous guestbook reveals how and why enslaved men and women risked everything to escape north.
  Slate Plus
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 10:59 AM To Do No Harm? History of American Slavery, Episode 7: What modern medicine gained from slavery, and how slaveholders sought to legitimize their ideology through science.