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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.

Why closing the Strait of Hormuz could ignite a war and a global depression.

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