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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.

A federal magistrate in Georgia sentenced eleven people to prison for up to six months last week for crossing the line onto a military base in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience last fall.

A report from the SOA protests at Ft. Benning.

In his now-famous report on Abu Ghraib prison, Maj. Gen.

The main effect of bringing back the draft would be to further militarize the nation.

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