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General Antonio Taguba

Bush and Cheney claimed torture was the only option. These soldiers, agents and nurses proved them wrong.

US Special Forces in Sudan

What do you know about the special forces carrying out a secret war in more than half the nations on the planet?

American soldier

Here’s why the “War on Terror” is not your battle.

Tomas Young

The Iraq War vet turned peace activist died on the eve of Veteran’s Day.

Democratic National Convention

Rather than honoring their “valor” and “heroism,” we should prevent them from killing and dying in pointless wars.

Iraqi soldier

For a foreign occupying force to create a unified and effective army from a disunified and disaffected populace was (and remains) a fool’s errand.

President Obama

There’s a frightening enthusiasm for war among pundits—and now the public seems ready to go along too.

Blogs

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

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

June 12, 2014