Christopher Columbus Was Both a Crusader and a Villain
October 13, 2014
Yes, he did terrible things. Here's the full story.
Why Is The Muslim World in Thrall to Conspiracy Theories?
September 05, 2014
The “we’ve been lied to” argument goes only so far.
Rand Paul Should Check With the Pentagon Before He Slams Hillary Clinton
September 05, 2014
Military officials are worried climate change will lead to more terrorism.
The Account of How We Nearly Caught Osama bin Laden in 2001
August 25, 2014
We nearly captured Osama bin Laden just three months after the September 11 attacks.
When the DOD says it needs something, Republicans usually listen. Except on this issue.
A Sergeant Pimped Out Female Soldiers. The Army's Going After a John.
December 03, 2013
Yet again, a soldier employed by the U.S. military’s sexual assault and harassment program has been accused of being a sexual predator. And Sgt.
Washington's Going to War ... And Chuck Hagel's in Brunei
August 29, 2013
An intervention in Syria is expected to take over American airwaves any day now, but here on the sun-baked coast of Borneo, all there is to see are the choreographed pleasantries of small-bore diplomacy. Ten American reporters have accompanied U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to the tiny nation of Brunei (anthem: “God Bless the Sultan”), where he is attending a conference of Southeast Asian defense officials, even while back at the Pentagon the wheels of the war machine he commands are beginning to grind in earnest.
Kirsten Gillibrand has made two unlikely allies in her efforts to address the military’s endemic problems with sexual abuse: Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas.
Boondoggle Goes Boom
June 19, 2013
A demented tale of how the Army actually does business.
Jeffrey Eugenides’s Washington
March 04, 2013
The author of Middlesex and The Marriage Plot tours the seat of power.