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US troops in Afghanistan are coming home whether Washington wants them to or not, whether there's an antiwar movement or not.  And it's going to happen more quickly than anyone in our capital imagines.

Why are poorer and less-educated citizens more likely to die in America's wars?

Assassination in Afghanistan and Task Force 373.

There was a brief moment when it seemed the evidence of civilian killings, military cover ups and widespread lack of accountability contained in the WikiLeaks documents would spark a genuine inquiry into US conduct in Afghanistan.

MRAPs, sprained ankles, air conditioning, farting contests and other snapshots from the American war in Afghanistan.

Why it's wrong to equate military service with heroism.

Rachel Maddow today is less bold on Afghanistan than Walter Cronkite was 32 years ago on Vietnam, even though the CBS anchor was the far more mainstream of the two.

In "honor" of the ignominous end of the career of Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, at the hands of Rolling Stone magazine, let's take a moment to remember why Lt. Gen. McChrystal never deserved to be promoted lat year. He deserved to be indicted.

Blogs

How did Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga, founder and publisher of the Daily Kos—the largest progressive community blog in the United States—go from a Reagan-loving conservative to a successful entrepreneur in the progressive movement?

November 30, 2010

President Obama's go-slow approach to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discrimination in the military has left repeal on life support in a lame-duck session of Congress.

November 11, 2010

Documents recently released by WikiLeaks confirm that the Pentagon knew about the real civilian death toll in Iraq, and that security forces were torturing detainees.

October 26, 2010

What price do we place on the life of a 9-year-old boy, shot by one of our soldiers?



October 23, 2010

With Bob Gates on the way out, and a new national security adviser who's a war skeptic, Obama has shifted gears on negotiating with the Taliban.

October 14, 2010

The Log Cabin Republicans triumph in a lawsuit that could end DADT—unless the Obama administration appeals the ruling.

October 13, 2010

The military's most elite, secretive force has started advertising for highly-sensitive positions on public jobs sites. Is this 'Preparing the Battlefield' 2.0?

August 25, 2010

For the drawdown in Iraq, I'll give President Obama credit where it's due. Still, it's a tragedy that even he will not apologize for the criminal destruction of that country by the United States.

August 2, 2010

Why resuming ties with Indonesia's special forces, Kopassus, ain't such a hot idea.

July 23, 2010