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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.

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.

Blogs

ROTC memo prohibiting cadets from using WikiLeaks cables for course assignments could impact Stanford's decision on whether to allow ROTC to return to campus.

January 27, 2011

General Petraeus speaks on sinking his teeth into Afghanistan.

January 26, 2011

A US military chaplain in Iraq says it's time to go.

January 18, 2011

What we see when we see the photos of the first twenty detainees the Bush administration transferred to Camp X-Ray.

January 11, 2011

Chinese tell Pentagon chief that US arms sales to Taiwan are a threat to China's "core interests."

January 10, 2011

Imagine! A great world power wants to expand its military reach.

January 6, 2011

The editors want more weapons and military "steadfastedness" against Beijing.

January 2, 2011

Seventeen years after Bill Clinton's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" compromise, the institutionalized closet in the military should soon be gone. With the Senate vote to repeal, lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans have won the right to serve openly without fear of losing their jobs.

December 21, 2010

 On MSNBC's Countdown, Greg Mitchell and Chris Hayes ask, has WikiLeaks' Julian Assange really endangered lives?

December 3, 2010

Alterman continues his holiday gift giving guidance with reviews along the way, while Ltc. Bob reminisces on a military past and present.

December 2, 2010