A large number of nuclear submarine drivers never legitimately passed their qualification exams.
Christopher Brownfield is former nuclear submarine officer, an Iraq war veteran and the author of My Nuclear Family.
After McChrystal's botched interview, Defense Department workers now need Pentagon clearance before talking to the media. Christopher Brownfield on how a fearful military undermines democracy.
Christopher Brownfield says explosives could be the key to stanching the flow, but the geologists working for Big Oil might be standing in the way.
The president asked the oil companies for their advice instead of ordering them to stop the spill. Christopher Brownfield on what Obama could learn from Bush and Putin about forceful decisions.
Rushing to ban offshore drilling after the Gulf spill only pushes oil companies to move to countries with lax environmental laws. Instead, the White House should punish the culprit for this ecological Chernobyl.
On Monday, the Interior Department's top offshore drilling regulator announced he will be stepping down, after criticisms of his cozy relationship with industry officials. The White House will also be creating an independent panel to investigate the spill.
Obama’s worst-case scenario is a terrorist grabbing a nuke from a failed state. So what would his new plan do to prevent that?
In the Navy, Christopher J. Brownfield was a patient under socialized health care and lived to tell the tale. He explains why the public option for health care is good enough for the military—and America.
It was a slow, painful awakening to realize last week that I have post-traumatic stress disorder.
An Iraq vet on why U.S. attacks on Syria threaten the possibility of a responsible withdrawal from Iraq.