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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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What is the connection between US Pentagon expenditures and the market price of oil?

January 9, 2012

Obama's modest effort to slow Pentagon spending roils the military-industrial complex.

January 9, 2012

Clashes over the Occupy Oakland clearance leave an Iraq War veteran seriously wounded. As with the Bonus Army of 1932, vets who make economic demands at home find themselves under attack.

October 26, 2011

Nothing's even decided yet, but the neocons are up in arms over arms spending.

August 9, 2011

It might, but it’s going to take a lot of work to counter the Iron Triangle and its lobbyists.

August 4, 2011

Obama and the GOP seem poised to agree on big cuts in Pentagon spending.

July 22, 2011

Still, some argue that the United States must maintain—or even increase—Pentagon spending.

June 27, 2011

Activists in countries around the world are standing up against the US's costly, and needless, expansion of foreign military bases.

June 13, 2011

Liveblogging the House's day of votes on bipartisan measures that could stop or slow US military involvement in Afghanistan.

May 26, 2011

Antiwar sentiment is at the heart of Obama’s base—and also of his appeal to independent voters. 

April 27, 2011