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drone

Since the dawn of air power, supporters have advanced fantasies that, again and again, have failed to pan out—while civilians die in often staggering numbers.

Bradley Manning Protest

Despite efforts to discredit him, Bradley Manning's extraordinary statement in court revealed that, like other whistleblowers, he was driven by his concern for the greater good.

Drone

The National Intelligence Community’s Global Trends report reveals a future of continued fearmongering and American exceptionalism. 

The US military’s “Pacific Pivot” is raising tensions with China and prompting local resistance.

Jeju Ladies

The US military’s aggressive Asia-Pacific strategy is escalating tensions with China and prompting local resistance throughout the region.

How can two generals be hailed as military heroes, when the wars they commanded failed spectacularly?

David Petraeus

Petraeus may have had the affair, but we're all responsible for the U.S' worshipful embrace of our military generals. 

CIA headquarters

If the director of the CIA and a Reserve intelligence officer can’t even conduct a decent affair, what does that say about the institution that groomed them?

David Petraeus

Most media has lauded Petraeus for his military success. But his true strength was as a P.R. prodigy. 

Blogs

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

New documents raise questions about the soldier's mental health. 

June 12, 2014

Politicians and the media must focus on the bigger picture: the crisis facing returning veterans and the current inability of the federal government to help them. 

May 30, 2014

“Drones have entered our consciousness. Suddenly, they seem to be everywhere,” says Robert Jay Lifton. 

May 30, 2014

Obama wants to keep almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, but some members of Congress are saying “not so fast.”

May 28, 2014

As secretary of state, Clinton accomplished little, but usually came down on the side of using force.

May 27, 2014

There are good reasons to slow down the VA “accountability” act. 

May 23, 2014