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In July 2002 a retired US Army colonel who would be dead within months unburdened himself of twenty-two classified documents concerning war crimes in Vietnam.

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
The Special Forces team was inserted
As quiet as a mouse.

Opposition to the war among military families is bubbling beneath the surface.

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.

Blogs

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

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