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In compelling public testimony, US soldiers and Iraqi civilians bear witness to the horrors of combat.

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.

Blogs

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015

Ashton Carter offered the Senate Armed Services Committee few specifics on how his pledge would lead to success when so many others have failed.

February 4, 2015

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014

Despite promises of “zero tolerance” for sex crimes, new reforms and a report showing fewer incidences of assault, members of the military are still being raped, filmed while showering and discouraged from reporting.

December 5, 2014

The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.

November 10, 2014

Media fearmongering, political grandstanding and everything else you need to launch a new military mission. 

September 22, 2014

The Nation’s editor appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss press coverage of ISIS and whether some members of the media are participating in war-mongering.

September 8, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014

Like 2003 all over again, American pundits debate new intervention in Iraq.

June 13, 2014