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Military officials who have prosecuted and defended detainees explain why we cannot continue to deny Gitmo prisoners the rights they deserve.

Taking on the Pentagon, with its mega-budget and its mega-power, may be the hardest task Barack Obama faces.

A look at the brutal suppression of antiwar Iraq veterans highlights their continued struggle for justice.

Most Americans want to put the war in Iraq behind them, but this feeling is based not on a coherent critique but on a kind of collective exhaustion.

A 25-year-old certified medic, home from Iraq, can't escape the horrors of war.

Citing security concerns, the Pentagon frowns on soldiers blogging about Iraq.

Injured veterans continue their battles at home while fighting for the healthcare treatment they deserve.

It's catching on! What does it mean?

An Air Force contract to build an obsolete B-2 refueling tanker has suddenly become a campaign issue--and the Democrats are on the wrong side.

His name is David Kilcullen, an Australian academic and military veteran, who seeks to impose a mad science of counterinsurgency on Iraq.

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