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

Imagine the benefits if we could make significant cutbacks in military spending.

Part of the Air Force's new "above all" vision of full-spectrum dominance, America's emerging cyber force has control fantasies that would impress George Orwell.

The Department of Defense has dramatically increased its military recruitment budget, but where will the troops come from?

There's little evidence that John McCain will do anything, if elected, to repair the damage the Bush Administration has done to veterans' healthcare.

Ethical conflicts and judicial dysfunction cloud the military commissions system at Guantánamo.

By urging lawmakers to stay the course in Iraq, General David Petraeus remained loyal to his President, but failed the American people.

Lieut. Cmdr. Brian Mizer has filed a motion to dismiss charges against Salim Hamdan, in light of new evidence documenting the improper involvement of political appointees.

In compelling public testimony, US soldiers and Iraqi civilians bear witness to the horrors of combat.

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