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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.
In part two of a three-part series, Chris Hayes of The Nation debates Reihan Salam of the National Review over the proper role of the US military in the world.
More women have fought and died in Iraq than in all the wars since World War II put together. Yet the US military continues to treat them like second class citizens.
Evangelicals serving in Afghanistan add spreading Christianity to list of duties in defiance of US military law.
The ghosts of Vietnam are everywhere, as counterinsurgency makes a comeback in the Pentagon budget.
Jon Stewart wonders what upside down world sees a defense spending increase as a deep cut.
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