UPDATED as of 22 May 2012:
In March 2012 the United States Army's Pubic Affairs Office returned their review of my 86-page paper on Afghanistan. According to their statement, they officially found no classified materials present in the paper (nor the article published in the Armed Forces Journal). However, they matter of factly wrote, "no further action nor decision regarding official clearance for public release was made, as both documents were published or otherwise released prior to completion of the review."
As a result, I am unable to web-publish my work.
Future published works that the Army clears will be posted to this site. Please check back periodically for updates.
The views expressed in all articles and essays posted on this site are the sole opinions of the author and do not reflect the views of the Army or Department of Defense.
US Soldier in Kunar Province, Afghanistan (2011)
LTC Davis' 2008 Armed Forces Journal article citing some of the problems with the Future Combat System and his recommended solutions.
"War on the Brink of Failure", Armed Forces Journal, October 2010, on Afghanistan
"The Spark, Oxygen, and Fuel" Armed Forces Journal, September 2010, explaining the 2007 Iraq Surge on General Petraeus' legitimate accomplishments
"Sacrificing in Silence", Washington Times, 12 NOV 07, on military how military families suffer.
"The Battle of Ideas" Washington Times, 1 JAN 08, on how US words and actions must be consistent in overseas operations.
"The Immeasurable Cost of War", Philladelphia Inquirer, 30 AUG 10, on the invisible pain suffered by many family members of Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines.
"Panjwei Dismounted Patrol"
Field Artillery Attack, September 11, 2011
"Go Big or Go Deep" published as a paper in October 2009, prior to the decision to send surge forces in Afghanistan eventually made by the President in December 2009.
Davis on PBS News Hour, Friday 17 February 2012
Davis on BBC World News with Nik Gowing, 27 February 2012 regarding his Armed Forces Journal report.
Davis on BBC World News with Nik Gowing, 27 February 2012 on the subject of the Koran burning in Afghanistan.
Democracy Now Television Show, Parts I and II, April 11, 2012
Democracy Now, April 11, 2012, Part I
Democracy Now, April 11, 2012, Part II
"Blood and Honor" - Australia's ABC TV production about the war in Afghanistan, including segments featuring LTC Daniel L. Davis. Broadcast in Australia 16 April 2012. Available online at:
The Ninth Annual Ridenhour Prizes, April 25, 2012
LTC Daniel L. Davis awarded Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize,
The National Press Club, Washington, DC
(Davis' presentation begins at 25:30)
LTC Daniel L.Davis on Dutch National Television, 21 May 2012