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During war, John Dower explains, “the system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful.”

The US maintains the most expansive and expensive military on the planet. On this week's edition of The Breakdown, D.C. Editor Chris Hayes and Institute for Policy Studies Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton discuss just how much the US could afford to cut Pentagon spending while maintaining its status as the dominant military force in the world.

The former British diplomat recounts his own whistleblowing and the benefits and dangers of the WikiLeaks dipomatic cables dump.

Have you noticed that Lockheed Martin, the giant weapons corporation, is shadowing you? If you have a life, Lockheed Martin is likely a part of it.

What it means when Obama says we have the world’s finest fighting force.

For a country embroiled in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, once you begin down the path of invasion and occupation, turning back is as difficult as an addict going cold turkey.

The Department of Defense's December review of Afghan strategy glossed over real challenges to the US involvement in the country's political and economic development.

Blogs

A new film aims to help end American indifference to the tragedy of drone warfare. 

October 24, 2013

Eric on the best TV series you have never heard of; and Reed on the sad state of republican politics.

September 13, 2013

Obama makes his case for intervention in Syria.

September 11, 2013

The president can and should explain the necessity of negotiation in the pursuit of a “just peace.”

September 10, 2013

Will President Obama’s prime-time address tonight signal a real shift in the White House’s Syria policy?

September 10, 2013

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013

When it comes to Syria, why should we trust President Obama? After all, he clearly doesn’t trust us.

September 9, 2013

The history of American militarism informs the administration’s schizophrenic posturing on Syria. 

September 6, 2013

The ambassador to the UN acknowledged that there are valid questions about military strikes, but her speech was short on convincing answers. 

September 6, 2013

Senators float bill that would demand Assad sign Chemical Weapons Convention treaty.

September 6, 2013