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Obama's plan for global war uses a variety of extra-legal methods including drones, civilian and proxy fighters, and cyber warfare. 

US soldier in Afghanistan

The MSNBC host and Nation editor at large has always been a thoughtful and fair journalist. That includes how he conducted himself in the controversy around his Memorial Day show.

Its ‘roadmap’ in tatters, the Pentagon takes a detour to Terminator Planet.

Journalist

Why did Obama administration lawyers refuse to discount the possibility, even for First Amendment–protected speech?

Guantanamo Bay

The dramatic opening of the 9/11 trial shined a light on all the ways in which a commission is not a federal court.

Soldiers in Afghanistan

Spending the same money on education, or clean energy, would bring many more jobs—among other benefits.

The key to making America safer is not to increase military spending but rather to do the exact opposite.

In the 1990s, targeted killing was highly controversial. Today, the practice is barely questioned. What happened in between?

A lesson in Republican math and military spending.

Drone technology could proliferate quickly, and we who set the precedent may well become a target.

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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