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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.
Gen. David Petraeus pays a visit to Georgetown, where he takes questions but doesn't always answer them.
Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) discusses his subcommittee's investigation into charges that the Department of Defense is essentially bribing Taliban warlords so US supply lines can safely travel through Afghanistan.
Escalation in Afghanistan means a surge in contractors, which means that thousands more Afghans will be hired to work at US bases, guard US installations and participate in US training programs.
Jeremy Scahill argues that as the Afghanistan escalation ramps up, President Obama is "surpassing Bush-era level of reliance on...for for-profit war corporations."
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan has hired a firm with ties to a powerful ex-Republican congressman to help prepare oversight reports on other corporations.