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W. Thomas Smith Jr.

Beyond the DropZone

W. Thomas Smith Jr.

Hezbollah "five-times" stronger than it was during Israeli war
[15 Aug 08]

Jihadism's dangerous liaisons [18 Mar 08]
Turning a terrorist into a cult hero [21 Feb 08]
The insanity of Hezbollah [15 Feb 08]
Slipping below the radar screen [13 Feb 08]
Lebanon "cannot bear two armies" [10 Feb 08]
Hezbollah trying to demoralize the Lebanese Army [04 Feb 08]
Connecting the dots
Is a terrorist-allied TV company infiltrating our media? [28 Jan 08]

For the families
We don't know what you're feeling, but we're trying to understand [30 May 07]
We're being hamstrung in a war we must win [15 Mar 07]
Iraq's "King David"
Gen. David H. Petraeus may be the man who can save Iraq [20 Feb 07]
Spirituality and military service [22 Jan 07]
Casualty figures a shameful means of manipulation [08 Jan 07]
Stopping an attack on U.S. soil
An interview with Maj. Gen. Tom Garrett, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security [04 Dec 06]
Eagle Scout, Intel Guru picked to head Defense
A profile of Defense Secretary nominee Dr. Robert M. "Bob" Gates [13 Nov 06]
Defending "America's longest border"
An exclusive interview with Rear Admiral Timothy D. Beard, III [27 Oct 06]
Kim, his nukes, and his army
North Korea's Kim Jong Il tests nukes; threatens war with the United States [16 Oct 06]
Plain talk about fighting terrorism
An exclusive interview with Medal of Honor recipient Michael E. Thornton [02 Oct 06]
F-35 Lightning II will fly within weeks [18 Sep 06]
Descendents of giants
The Marine Corps is still producing a few good men [19 Jun 06]
Defining combat [05 Jun 06]
Echoes of the 19th century's forgotten conflict [13 May 06]
"College-prep" for Navy SEALs?
A special school for Navy SEAL hopefuls is preparing candidates for the rigors of BUD/SEAL training [09 Feb 06]
It takes decades to stand-up an army [19 Dec 05]
Where we were when Pearl Harbor was attacked
WWII veterans share their personal places-in-time with W. Thomas Smith Jr. [02 Dec 05]
Kuwait-based Navy SEAL Reservist is building armored vehicles for Iraqi combat [14 Nov 05]
A dramatic toast to the President
A tale of one of America's most colorful commandos [17 Oct 05]
Fear of monsters
A tale of the Bosnian War [12 Oct 05]
"Welcome to hell, gentlemen!"
An inside look at the Navy SEALs' five-and-a-half-day pressure cooker that finds the warrior within the man "who would rather die than quit" [26 Sep 05]
Bringing special operations thinking to Army basic training
An exclusive interview with Brig. Gen. James H. Schwitters [13 Sep 05]
Reflecting on the 9/11 terrorist attacks [11 Sep 05]
U.S. Army recruits train to battle Al Queda [05 Sep 05]
Born to be a soldier
Reflecting on the impact of Southern military culture [29 Aug 05]
Nothing tougher than an American Marine [20 Aug 05]
Marines, Navy SEALs forge new special operations team
An exclusive interview with U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine [16 Aug 05]
Generations [25 Jul 05]
Inside Hell
An exclusive interview with Janine Di Giovanni, one of five women war correspondents featured in Bearing Witness [15 Jul 05]
"Sharkman of the Delta"
An exclusive interview with retired Navy SEAL Commander Richard "Rogue Warrior" Marcinko [, 16 Jun 05]
"PhDs with guns"
Linda Robinson's "Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces" [, 24 May 05]
The passing of a soldier's soldier
Best-selling author, Col. David H. Hackworth, dead at 74 [, 11 May 05]
Preparing young Americans for battle
An exclusive interview with Brigadier General Abraham Turner [, 05 May 05]
Fighting Kentuckians [, 22 Apr 05]
The birth-cry of America's armed forces [, 14 Apr 05]
The Pope's "few good men" [, 07 Apr 05]
Iraqi combat capability on the upswing [, 29 Mar 05]

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