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The return of US Special Forces is not likely to restore Iraqi stability, and they may become trapped in crossfire as sectarian tensions deepen.

Sgt. Luis Walker was sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Now will Congress investigate?

Lackland Air Force Base

Twelve of the base's instructors have been accused of sexual assault, with thirty-one female trainees identified as victims.

If US troops find themselves morally injured, shouldn’t we ask: Who put them in the position to suffer such wounds in the first place?

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.

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University leaders and government officials are collaborating on drone research, provoking troubling questions about privacy, academic independence and economic profit. 

December 4, 2013

Commanders are also encouraging service members to lobby against Senator Gillibrand’s bill. 

November 15, 2013

In trying to obtain VA benefits for the mental health effects of military sexual trauma, many survivors face bureaucratic hurdles, long delays and ultimately, rejection. 

November 11, 2013

Politicians are outraged over the loss of military death benefits—but not the deaths themselves.

October 9, 2013

It's become a joke, but the Pentagon is still throwing billions at it. 

July 26, 2013

A fight is escalating between Senate Democrats about taking prosecution out of the chain of command, a reform advocates argue is crucial but the Pentagon says is out of the question. 

July 19, 2013

Seventeen members of nuclear launch crews have been fired and launch codes perhaps compromised, but there's little media attention.

May 10, 2013

The famed “psycho-historian” explores the true meanings, and dangers, of the new “killing technology.”

May 2, 2013

The congressman sees an opportunity to confront military bloat in the deficit debates and war-weariness.

May 1, 2013

The answer is diplomacy, not war.

April 26, 2013