How the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan first silenced our soldiers and then defeated them.
Face-to-face with survivors of one of the most infamous drone strikes in Pakistan.
The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.
When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.
Colonel Manners demystifies national security etiquette for the masses.
How the Italian peninsula became a major center of U.S. military power.
A review of David M. Kennedy’s The Modern American Military reveals the trade-offs we’ve made for our ultra-professional, self-contained, all-volunteer force.
Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing using the global arms trade to create a new Cold War?
Federal law is supposed to protect service members from predatory lending, but many military personnel are trapped in high-interest debt.
Contractors have raked in $385 billion to build and maintain military bases overseas. How much of the total is fraud?
Tyrants at home and abroad.
What constitutes ‘necessary and appropriate force’?
Three lousy options: pick one.
As Bahrain’s government stifles dissent, the US supplies them with military hardware.
Recently unearthed documents and testimony reveal that the U.S.’s war crimes in Vietnam were far more widespread—and egregious—than previously known.
Two women bridge the military-civilian gap to talk about machine guns and womanliness, dealing with trauma, and breaking old rules.
Technology is reshaping the face of U.S. military power, but is it for the best?
How the U.S. and Pakistan became the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and ownership of the world.
During the next two presidential debates, some important foreign policy questions won’t be asked.
The discrediting of U.S. military power.
A guide to the presidential debates you won’t be hearing.
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
Back from Iraq, a veteran meditates on the past, present, and future of American warfare, and the small creek in Virginia where they all flow together.
How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil’s rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
A message written in blood that no one wants to hear.
Calls for a Western intervention in northern Mali, now being called “Africa’s Afghanistan,” rely on logical fallacies and ignore recent history.
The Pentagon’s system of overseas bases is evolving, and a new model for warfare is evolving with it.
Could one key to helping our military veterans be providing assistance for moral injuries?
An unprecedented expansion of authority has created a new role for the president: Assassin-in-Chief.
Imagining the war before the war.
The Rolling Stone reporter on his blockbuster articles, how the generals pushed Obama into a war he didn’t want to fight, and the Pentagon’s effort to tear down the wall between PR and propaganda.
According to the BBC, as the Obama administration takes action to shut down Guantanamo, a detention facility in Bagram (a US military base in Afghanistan) expands. Ex-detainees talk to the BBC about their time at Bagram.
It wasn’t him they were so worried about. It was the half dozen grenades still wrapped to his wetsuit.