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.

May 3 2012 6:30 AMCan the United States Build a Foreign Army?How the Snake Eaters learned to take charge.
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.
July 30 2004 8:56 AMWhy Would Anyone Volunteer To Be an Infantryman?
July 28 2004 12:07 PMA Ghost Is Born
July 26 2004 12:19 PMHow Does a Civilian Get to Fallujah?
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.
Aug. 30 2004 6:32 PMBehind Enemy LinesAnIraqi Freedom vet meets the war protestors.
July 29 2004 11:18 AMPrivate Contractors Aren't the Answer to the Army's Problems
July 27 2004 4:18 PMTurn Off the TV and Fight



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How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
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Business Insider
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Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.