Owen West

Owen West, who took two leaves-of-absence from his job Goldman Sachs where he co-heads the veterans' network. to serve with the Marines in Iraq, is the author of The Snake Eaters: An Unlikely Band of Brothers and the Battle for the Soul of Iraq. He is also the author of two novels and numerous articles about adventure sports and military affairs. His writings can be found at www.westwrite.com.

Foreigners
May 3 2012 6:30 AMCan the United States Build a Foreign Army?How the Snake Eaters learned to take charge.
Foreigners
May 1 2012 7:10 AMCan the United States Build a Foreign Army?After a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military advisers are now the centerpiece of American military strategy. They may have the hardest job of all.
War Stories
June 2 2005 6:54 PMDismissed!We won't solve the military manpower crisis by retaining our worst soldiers.
War Stories
Nov. 18 2004 1:28 PMWhat the Marine DidThe shooting of an unarmed Iraqi was a tragedy. But was it a war crime?
War Stories
Sept. 29 2004 1:13 PMWho Really Deserves a Silver Star?The military's unfair awards system.
Dispatches
July 30 2004 8:56 AMWhy Would Anyone Volunteer To Be an Infantryman?
Dispatches
July 28 2004 12:07 PMA Ghost Is Born
Dispatches
July 26 2004 12:19 PMHow Does a Civilian Get to Fallujah?
Foreigners
May 2 2012 6:32 AMCan the United States Build a Foreign Army?Who killed Richard Blakley?
War Stories
May 23 2007 4:55 PMThe Adviser ModelWe have to stay in Iraq for a decade. Here's how to do it.
War Stories
Dec. 27 2004 6:34 PMIraq 2004 Looks Like Vietnam 1966Adjusting body counts for medical and military changes.
War Stories
Oct. 7 2004 1:17 PMA Thin Blue LineWhy Iraqi cops are struggling.
Dispatches
Aug. 30 2004 6:32 PMBehind Enemy LinesAnIraqi Freedom vet meets the war protestors.
Dispatches
July 29 2004 11:18 AMPrivate Contractors Aren't the Answer to the Army's Problems
Dispatches
July 27 2004 4:18 PMTurn Off the TV and Fight
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