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The United States is coming ever closer to a state that matches the Orwellian slogan from 1984: war is peace.

Why is it that GI Joe--like all action figures in all action movies of this moment--has left the all-American battlefield for outer, or future or alternate space?

Reflections on troops that don't depart, experts who never leave the scene, an Air Force that suddenly wasn't there and a war that no longer needs justification.

A single platoon lost in a military limbo is a measurement of the stress under which the US Army now operates.

The United States no longer has the capability to remain a global hegemon, and to pretend otherwise is to invite disaster.

The news that Congress might terminate production of topline fighter jets comes as a considerable victory for President Obama and Defense Secretary Gates.

The former secretary of defense presided over the deaths of millions--and was one of the only officials to publicly express regret.

As Congress and Obama wrangle over the cost of much-needed domestic expenditures, no one suggests that closing some of these unpopular, expensive imperial enclaves might be a good way to save some money.

The ongoing dissent that does exist in the US military, however fragmented and overlooked at the moment, should not be discounted.

Blogs

Let's see some numbers, and some specifics, about promised reforms and reorganization.

April 3, 2013

Will the new secretary of defense stand up to the hawks and wield the budget axe?

April 2, 2013

Fixing the CIA is a tall order, but it can be done.

March 27, 2013

Women who suffer sexual assault in the military are nine times more likely to get PTSD, and the military needs to act.

March 26, 2013

Unchecked use of drones is counterproductive, says the retired Marine general who is close to Obama.

March 22, 2013

The trove of documents revealed the widespread torture and civilian casualties caused by the war.

March 19, 2013

Now that the whistleblower has admitted his role in leaking Army files, he can move on to explaining why he did it, says Daniel Ellsberg.

March 12, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce was planning a campaign to illegally hack its critics, and others could easily follow suit. Will cyberwar extend to domestic political campaigns?

March 4, 2013

The author recounts his long, difficult struggle to expose the truth about atrocities.

February 11, 2013

A slippery slope that ought to scare us all.

February 5, 2013