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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.

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.

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