Military

Those War-Ready Cops in Ferguson Are 9/11's Awful Legacy—and Your Taxes Are Paying for It
August 14, 2014

Local police departments have been given an insane amount of money and military-grade weaponry.

What Options Do Putin and Ukraine Have Left?
Russia's gas cutoff and the possibilities for peace
June 17, 2014

Russia just played one of it's most important cards in the conflict with Ukraine. 

Russia and Ukraine Really Have No Idea What's Going on Along the Border
June 13, 2014

Many don't even know where the border is

Obama's New Guidelines for War Don't Provide Much Guidance on Iran and Syria
May 28, 2014

The speech was a valuable retreat from mindless saber-rattling, but it didn’t provide much guidance to West Point's cadets or foreign policy planners in Washington.

Claire McCaskill Defends Her Controversial Stance on Military Sexual Assault
March 06, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill on the gender politics of squaring off against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, her days as a sex crimes prosecutor, and why she believes her bill will work.

The U.K. Understands How To Treat PTSD. Why Does The U.S. Lag Behind?
New research on soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
February 28, 2014

Two to seven percent of British soliders report PTSD. Twenty-one to twenty-nine percent of Americans display symptoms. What can America do to close this gap?

The Most Glaring Omission in Obama's State of the Union Address
January 28, 2014

In a State of the Union address with a few glaring omissions, perhaps the most surprising was President Barack Obama’s failure to devote even an aside to the issue of sexual assault in the military.

I Fought at Fallujah. Here's What I Think About When People Ask If It Was Worth It.
January 13, 2014

Al-Qaeda affiliates have retaken the city. What would my fallen comrades think of that?

Lindsay Graham and Kelly Ayotte Pander on the Military Budget. Even John McCain Pushes Back.
December 18, 2013

There are some tentatively hopeful noises in Washington about people coming to their senses and deciding to get things done.

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