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As criticism over his support for torture and his interference in the Gitmo trials escalates, William J. Haynes steps down.

From the heaving deck of the USS Lake Erie, the Bush Administration takes shaky aim at a rogue satellite hurtling to Earh, carrying unknown secrets. The missile attack is purely humanitarian, they assure us.

Curb your enthusiasm. No matter who wins, we can't reverse the damage of Bush's bloated military budget.

A stressed-out Marine Corps sends its troops on repeated tours to Iraq and then tosses them out when they come back traumatized.

During the cold war, the driving force was the bilateral arms race; now it's proliferation.

Today's military members face red tape, false advertising and multiple deployments. What happened to the promises of the original GI Bill?

With little Congressional scrutiny and nary a whimper of protest, the United States will soon establish permanent military bases in sub-Saharan Africa.

As the eighteenth annual demonstration against the Army's School of the Americas nears, we quiz Democratic hopefuls on whether they would shut it down. Their answers are not encouraging.

As Iraq veterans speak out against a war in shambles, leading Democrats are wavering about quickly removing our troops from this deepening quagmire.

A legal drama is unfolding in Washington State over whether an Army officer who
refuses to serve in Iraq has the same Constitutional rights as the rest of us.

Blogs

ROTC memo prohibiting cadets from using WikiLeaks cables for course assignments could impact Stanford's decision on whether to allow ROTC to return to campus.

January 27, 2011

General Petraeus speaks on sinking his teeth into Afghanistan.

January 26, 2011

A US military chaplain in Iraq says it's time to go.

January 18, 2011

What we see when we see the photos of the first twenty detainees the Bush administration transferred to Camp X-Ray.

January 11, 2011

Chinese tell Pentagon chief that US arms sales to Taiwan are a threat to China's "core interests."

January 10, 2011

Imagine! A great world power wants to expand its military reach.

January 6, 2011

The editors want more weapons and military "steadfastedness" against Beijing.

January 2, 2011

Seventeen years after Bill Clinton's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" compromise, the institutionalized closet in the military should soon be gone. With the Senate vote to repeal, lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans have won the right to serve openly without fear of losing their jobs.

December 21, 2010

 On MSNBC's Countdown, Greg Mitchell and Chris Hayes ask, has WikiLeaks' Julian Assange really endangered lives?

December 3, 2010

Alterman continues his holiday gift giving guidance with reviews along the way, while Ltc. Bob reminisces on a military past and present.

December 2, 2010