Nation Topics - US Military
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The military's media megaphone and the U.S. global military presence.
Why are poorer and less-educated citizens more likely to die in America's wars?
Assassination in Afghanistan and Task Force 373.
There was a brief moment when it seemed the evidence of civilian killings, military cover ups and widespread lack of accountability contained in the WikiLeaks documents would spark a genuine inquiry into US conduct in Afghanistan.
Killing civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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.