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More women have fought and died in Iraq than in all the wars since World War II put together. Yet the US military continues to treat them like second class citizens.

Evangelicals serving in Afghanistan add spreading Christianity to list of duties in defiance of US military law.

The ghosts of Vietnam are everywhere, as counterinsurgency makes a comeback in the Pentagon budget.

Jon Stewart wonders what upside down world sees a defense spending increase as a deep cut.

The privatization of veterans' healthcare limits the government's ability to honor those who serve.

In a 2009 Nation editorial the Congressman passionately called for money for healthcare, not warfare. 

Reining in the Pentagon's wanton spending habits is going to be a long, hard slog.

If Israel in Gaza and the United States, through its use of torture in Iraq, have committed war crimes, what can be done?

By honoring the psychological wounds of soldiers--not shaming them--the armed forces might give fighting men and women the respect they deserve.

After the primary players in the Bush administration leave office, will they be held accountable for war crimes?

Blogs

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

Today’s lesson is quite simple: after conflicts are over, we need to fully fund the healthcare and medical needs of our veterans. Forever.

May 21, 2014

Two cheers for the president's centrist foreign policy. 

May 7, 2014