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.
Among Republicans, a civil war has broken out over defense spending.
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.
How many military bases does the US really have around the globe?
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.
Why did the senior State Department representative resign from his Afghanistan post? The full interview.
Our war has radicalized Pakistanis, turning many against the West and their own government.