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As a wounded soldier battles to right a wrong, the cavalry arrives.

By sending Petraeus to Capitol Hill, the White House tried to smuggle in a radical war agenda under the mantle of an outstanding soldier. And people fell for it.

The Army's updated Field Manual draws on an old, blood-steeped tradition.

In an effort to bolster the surge and tamp down violence in Iraq, the US military is buying off insurgents. But what happens if they don't stay bought?

The anti-war Texas Republican is pulling more campaign contributions from the military than John McCain. That says a lot about the mindset of the troops.

Veterans of conscience have come forward with evidence that US forces kill Iraqi noncombatants every day. Now America must bring this deadly occupation to an immediate end.

In a special investigation of the impact of the war on Iraqi civilians, interviews with fifty combat veterans reveals disturbing patterns of behavior by US troops in Iraq--brutal acts that often go unreported and almost always go unpunished.

Bush is hiding behind the fiction that officers in the field are calling the
shots.

Wounded soldiers returning from Iraq are increasingly being wrongly diagnosed by the military, which prevents them from collecting benefits.

Outraged by a Pentagon report on the cover-up of Pat Tillman's friendly fire death, Tillman's parents finger Rumsfeld as the real culprit.

Blogs

Lopez’s acts of mass violence distinguish him from his fellow service members; still, he appears to have shared with many others the experience of coming home to a country unprepared to meet his needs.

April 3, 2014

A bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday asks the administration to make a clearer distinction between combatants and civilians.

April 2, 2014

Citing costs, Republicans blocked comprehensive legislation to extend health care and education. 

February 27, 2014

The cuts ought to be seen as only a down payment on the level of defense spending reductions that are really needed.

February 25, 2014

Congress continues to debate changes to the military justice system after decades of scandals, investigatory panels and trials have failed to stem the sexual assault epidemic. 

February 24, 2014

Industrial rock band Skinny Puppy doesn't want its music to be used "as a weapon."

February 5, 2014

President Benigno Aquino compares China’s offshore assertiveness to Hitler’s Sudetenland grab.

February 5, 2014

To prevent mental illness in American soldiers, bring them home.

February 4, 2014

Fluffy Bunny explains the intricacies of US drone policy to his friend Happy Mouse. 

February 4, 2014

The new (surprise) hit movie Lone Survivor has sparked an important conversation. 

January 16, 2014