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MRAPs, sprained ankles, air conditioning, farting contests and other snapshots from the American war in Afghanistan.
Why it's wrong to equate military service with heroism.
Rachel Maddow today is less bold on Afghanistan than Walter Cronkite was 32 years ago on Vietnam, even though the CBS anchor was the far more mainstream of the two.
In "honor" of the ignominous end of the career of Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, at the hands of Rolling Stone magazine, let's take a moment to remember why Lt. Gen. McChrystal never deserved to be promoted lat year. He deserved to be indicted.
Firing McChrystal is not nearly as important as doing away with his counterinsurgency policies.
Last month, the House of Representatives took steps toward repealing the military's discriminatory DADT policy, pending the results of a Pentagon study on the issue. But what impact could the study have on the repeal of DADT?
The Tea Party’s guide to American exceptionalism: It is all about race.
Melissa Harris-Lacewell explains why Elena Kagan’s decision to deny military recruiters equal access to Harvard Law School was the right one.
American support for repressive governments has provided fertile ground for recruitment.
The seventh anniversary of the start of the Iraq war dawned today with very little notice in the media--but at the start of the war, many more newspapers opposed it than we now remember.
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