The United States is coming ever closer to a state that matches the Orwellian slogan from 1984: war is peace.
Why is it that GI Joe--like all action figures in all action movies of this moment--has left the all-American battlefield for outer, or future or alternate space?
Reflections on troops that don't depart, experts who never leave the scene, an Air Force that suddenly wasn't there and a war that no longer needs justification.
A single platoon lost in a military limbo is a measurement of the stress under which the US Army now operates.
The United States no longer has the capability to remain a global hegemon, and to pretend otherwise is to invite disaster.
The news that Congress might terminate production of topline fighter jets comes as a considerable victory for President Obama and Defense Secretary Gates.
The former secretary of defense presided over the deaths of millions--and was one of the only officials to publicly express regret.
As Congress and Obama wrangle over the cost of much-needed domestic expenditures, no one suggests that closing some of these unpopular, expensive imperial enclaves might be a good way to save some money.
The ongoing dissent that does exist in the US military, however fragmented and overlooked at the moment, should not be discounted.
In part two of a three-part series, Chris Hayes of The Nation debates Reihan Salam of the National Review over the proper role of the US military in the world.