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Will today's US-armed ally be tomorrow's enemy?
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.
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