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The US military’s “Pacific Pivot” is raising tensions with China and prompting local resistance.

Jeju Ladies

The US military’s aggressive Asia-Pacific strategy is escalating tensions with China and prompting local resistance throughout the region.

How can two generals be hailed as military heroes, when the wars they commanded failed spectacularly?

David Petraeus

Petraeus may have had the affair, but we're all responsible for the U.S' worshipful embrace of our military generals. 

CIA headquarters

If the director of the CIA and a Reserve intelligence officer can’t even conduct a decent affair, what does that say about the institution that groomed them?

David Petraeus

Most media has lauded Petraeus for his military success. But his true strength was as a P.R. prodigy. 

Barack Obama

As the infrastructure of many U.S. cities crumbles, the Pentagon continues to pump over a billion dollars into military bases throughout the Middle East. 

David Petraeus

Within some military and intelligence circles, it was the CIA director's relationship with JSOC—not Paula Broadwell—that raised concerns.

The Green Party presidential candidate wants to cut the military budget, bring the troops home and spend the extra funds at home.

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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