William D. Hartung: The Pentagon’s War on AccountabilityJune 2016
Slush funds, smoke and mirrors, and funny money equal weapons systems galore.
William D. Hartung: How Not to Audit the PentagonApril 2016
Five decades later, the military waste machine is running full speed ahead."
T. Christian Miller: About Face: US Military Seeks Historic Overhaul of Justice SystemMarch 2016
Pentagon aims to fundamentally reform the way America’s men and women experience justice while in uniform.
Nick Turse: The Pentagon’s ProgressJanuary 2016
Will American “successes” lead to more Iraqi military failures?
William Hartung: Your Money at War EverywhereMarch 2015
Military strategy? Who needs it?
Frida Berrigan: Uncle PentagonMarch 2015
Growing up in the shadow of the American war state.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?November 2014
Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and at the Pentagon.
Megan McCloskey: Head of Flawed Effort to ID Missing Soldiers Loses JobOctober 2014
The Pentagon overhauls its identification process.
Megan McCloskey: Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify Its MissingApril 2014
Pentagon mission that solves few MIA cases each year will make reforms.
Mattea Kramer: The Pentagon’s Phony Budget WarMarch 2014
Or how the U.S. Military avoided budget cuts, lied about doing so, then asked for billions more.
Cora Currier: Killing Military TransparencySeptember 2013
The Obama administration helped kill a push for transparency on military aid.
Cora Currier: The Enemy is ClassifiedJuly 2013
The U.S. is at war with Al Qaeda and “associated forces.” But the government won’t say who those forces are.
David Vine: Where Has All the Money Gone?May 2013
Contractors have raked in $385 billion to build and maintain military bases overseas. How much of the total is fraud?
Dilip Hiro: The Great Afghan Corruption ScamApril 2013
How Operation Enduring Freedom mutated into Operation Enduring Corruption.
Jeremiah Goulka: Lockheed Martin’s Herculean Efforts to Profit From Defense SpendingMarch 2013
The Epic Story of the C-130.
Cora Currier: Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on TerrorFebruary 2013
What constitutes 'necessary and appropriate force'?
Tom Engelhardt: The Pentagon as a Global NRAJanuary 2013
For Washington, there is no arms control abroad.
Nick Turse: The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global WarJune 2012
Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.