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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.

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Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015

Ashton Carter offered the Senate Armed Services Committee few specifics on how his pledge would lead to success when so many others have failed.

February 4, 2015

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014

Despite promises of “zero tolerance” for sex crimes, new reforms and a report showing fewer incidences of assault, members of the military are still being raped, filmed while showering and discouraged from reporting.

December 5, 2014

The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.

November 10, 2014

Media fearmongering, political grandstanding and everything else you need to launch a new military mission. 

September 22, 2014

The Nation’s editor appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss press coverage of ISIS and whether some members of the media are participating in war-mongering.

September 8, 2014

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