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The privatization of veterans' healthcare limits the government's ability to honor those who serve.

In a 2009 Nation editorial the Congressman passionately called for money for healthcare, not warfare. 

Reining in the Pentagon's wanton spending habits is going to be a long, hard slog.

If Israel in Gaza and the United States, through its use of torture in Iraq, have committed war crimes, what can be done?

By honoring the psychological wounds of soldiers--not shaming them--the armed forces might give fighting men and women the respect they deserve.

After the primary players in the Bush administration leave office, will they be held accountable for war crimes?

Military officials who have prosecuted and defended detainees explain why we cannot continue to deny Gitmo prisoners the rights they deserve.

Taking on the Pentagon, with its mega-budget and its mega-power, may be the hardest task Barack Obama faces.

A look at the brutal suppression of antiwar Iraq veterans highlights their continued struggle for justice.

Most Americans want to put the war in Iraq behind them, but this feeling is based not on a coherent critique but on a kind of collective exhaustion.

Blogs

He’ll probably be confirmed, but the former senator didn’t exactly stand tall.

February 1, 2013

With covert ops and drone warfare on the rise, we have to ask ourselves about how we fight terrorism.

January 28, 2013

Putting women on the frontlines is about much more than military policy.

January 25, 2013

Droney the predator drone doesn't understand sex scandals.

November 20, 2012

The media's blind veneration for the military figures led to its shellschocked response to David Petraeus's affair.

November 15, 2012

More revelations arrive in the ongoing scandal surrounding ex–CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus.

November 13, 2012

America, and its media, love a sex scandal, but what happens when the figure at the center of it has been hailed as a hero?

November 12, 2012

The great liberal scoped out a vision for less military spending and more investment in domestic renewal. Now, even (some) conservatives get the point.

October 19, 2012

From the Gettysburg to Afghanistan, our tendency to romanticize war causes us to gloss over its hellish aspects.

September 25, 2012

Don't expect anything to change at the Department of Defense in 2012.

July 24, 2012