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To the myth-makers of war, the Americans in Iraq look
like the Russians in Chechnya.

At long last, the military appears to be gearing up to try some of the
Guantánamo Bay prisoners.

In the name of fighting terrorism, the Army has established a domestic command.

He might have the toughest detail this war has to offer.

Perhaps Americans can be excused for imagining that "regime change" in
Iraq would be a cakewalk.

Officers are raising serious questions about manpower, morale and
technology.

The New York City public school system doesn't have the money, time or
organizational skills to make sure every child has a dictionary--or a
desk.

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

Blogs

He’ll probably be confirmed, but the former senator didn’t exactly stand tall.

February 1, 2013

With covert ops and drone warfare on the rise, we have to ask ourselves about how we fight terrorism.

January 28, 2013

Putting women on the frontlines is about much more than military policy.

January 25, 2013

Droney the predator drone doesn't understand sex scandals.

November 20, 2012

The media's blind veneration for the military figures led to its shellschocked response to David Petraeus's affair.

November 15, 2012

More revelations arrive in the ongoing scandal surrounding ex–CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus.

November 13, 2012

America, and its media, love a sex scandal, but what happens when the figure at the center of it has been hailed as a hero?

November 12, 2012

The great liberal scoped out a vision for less military spending and more investment in domestic renewal. Now, even (some) conservatives get the point.

October 19, 2012

From the Gettysburg to Afghanistan, our tendency to romanticize war causes us to gloss over its hellish aspects.

September 25, 2012

Don't expect anything to change at the Department of Defense in 2012.

July 24, 2012