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Past articles by David:

Among the Troops WhoDied, Two Women on the Frontline

The Defense Department on Saturday officially identified the service members who were killed, and family and friends paid tribute to their lives and their sacrifice. → Read More

‘No One Quite Knows What to Say’: A War Easily Ignored Ends With Few Answers

At any Army base in Colorado, little acknowledgment as the war in Afghanistan comes to an abrupt and chaotic end. → Read More

From Navy SEAL to Part of the Angry Mob Outside the Capitol

The presence in Washington of a longtime member of the Navy SEALs who was trained to identify misinformation reflects the partisan politics that helped lead to the assault. → Read More

A Republican Lawmaker for Whom the Spectacle Is the Point

Rep. Lauren Boebert represents an increasingly clamorous faction of the party that carries Mr. Trump’s anti-establishment message and is ready to break all norms in doing so. → Read More

A woman who was shot inside the Capitol is identified as an Air Force veteran.

The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police confirmed on Thursday that an officer had shot and killed a woman inside the Capitol after the building was breached by President Trump’s supporters. He identified the woman as Ashli Babbitt, a former member of the Air Force. Ms. Babbitt, 35, had been assigned to security units that police Air Force bases, according to military publications. A 2014 article… → Read More

How the Marines Adapted Basic Training to Keep Coronavirus Out

The U.S. military’s past battles with Infectious disease have helped it fight off coronavirus. → Read More

For veterans, toxic rhetoric and political polarization are a new source of division.

After surviving some of the bloodiest combat in Afghanistan, the men of the Second Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment stayed connected on social media for support at home as they grappled with the fallout of war. Those close online connections offered something the veterans’ health care system did not: common ground, understanding, friends ready to talk day or night. But those connections have… → Read More

For Veterans, Bonds Forged in Battle Are Tested by 2020’s Rancor

Toxic rhetoric and political polarization are doing what nothing else could: driving apart ex-Marines who had one another’s backs through wars and the stresses of civilian life. → Read More

A Mustang Crisis Looms in the West

With too many animals on public lands and too many on the public’s hands, the federal wild horse management program is short of money and palatable solutions. → Read More

For American Military, Coronavirus Is an Enemy to Be Fought

The military’s first active-duty case, in South Korea, has commanders preparing a battle plan. But steps meant to stave off the virus may also compromise training and readiness. → Read More

Brain Injuries Are Common in Battle. The Military Has No Reliable Test for Them.

Traumatic brain injury is a signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the military still has no objective way of diagnosing it in the field. → Read More

Here’s What We Know About Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Route

A deeper look at the route of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter before it crashed to understand how such an accident could occur. → Read More

Flying Into Patchy Fog, Kobe Bryant’s Pilot Had a Decision to Make

The weather was good when the helicopter with nine passengers left Orange County. But as they flew north, it quickly grew worse. → Read More

Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher

Video interviews and group texts obtained by The Times show men describing their platoon leader in grim terms. → Read More

Trump’s Intervention in SEALs Case Tests Pentagon’s Tolerance

Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher’s case pits a Pentagon hierarchy committed to enforcing longstanding rules of combat against a commander in chief with no military experience but a finely honed sense of grievance against authority. → Read More

Navy Is Said to Proceed With Disciplinary Plans Against Edward Gallagher

Top military officials threatened to resign or be fired if their plans to remove Chief Gallagher from the SEALs were halted by President Trump, administration officials said. → Read More

Navy SEALs Case Reveals Broad Scope of a President’s Military Powers

President Trump raised eyebrows when he said he would reverse a decision to remove a convicted sailor from the Navy SEALs. But on military matters, a president has few limits. → Read More

Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs

The president said Chief Petty Officer Gallagher, who has been at the center of a high-profile war crimes case, would not lose his membership in the elite commando force. → Read More

As Admiral Moved to Expel a Navy SEAL, He Kept an Eye on Trump

The commander of the Navy SEALs began the process that could eject Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher from the force after the White House did not push back, Navy officials said. → Read More

Trump Clears Three Service Members in War Crimes Cases

The moves signaled that as commander in chief, Mr. Trump intends to use his power as the ultimate arbiter of military justice. → Read More