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Beyond the human suffering, Katrina's sucker punch will
be felt in America's increasing dependence on foreign petroleum.

Military recruiters are targeting the nation's high schools and junior highs, seeking an early harvest of soldiers-to-be. Is your child next?

Will her solitary protest become a turning point for a nation disillusioned with a President and his war?

Senior government officials can be held responsible for the horrors at Abu Ghraib.

The White House knew more than it let on as it played the Pat Tillman story for political benefit.

Once again, grieving relatives point out that the Bush Administration will exploit anything for political purposes.

Low-ranking soldiers are taking the blame in the torture scandal while higher-ups get a pass.

The neocon think tank's recent call for an increase in troop strength is myopic.

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Lopez’s acts of mass violence distinguish him from his fellow service members; still, he appears to have shared with many others the experience of coming home to a country unprepared to meet his needs.

April 3, 2014

A bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday asks the administration to make a clearer distinction between combatants and civilians.

April 2, 2014

Citing costs, Republicans blocked comprehensive legislation to extend health care and education. 

February 27, 2014

The cuts ought to be seen as only a down payment on the level of defense spending reductions that are really needed.

February 25, 2014

Congress continues to debate changes to the military justice system after decades of scandals, investigatory panels and trials have failed to stem the sexual assault epidemic. 

February 24, 2014

Industrial rock band Skinny Puppy doesn't want its music to be used "as a weapon."

February 5, 2014

President Benigno Aquino compares China’s offshore assertiveness to Hitler’s Sudetenland grab.

February 5, 2014

To prevent mental illness in American soldiers, bring them home.

February 4, 2014

Fluffy Bunny explains the intricacies of US drone policy to his friend Happy Mouse. 

February 4, 2014

The new (surprise) hit movie Lone Survivor has sparked an important conversation. 

January 16, 2014