U.S. military

Columnists
Feb 16, 2012

Truth, lies and the Afghan war

The longest war in United States history, the Afghan war is being perpetuated, according to one brave, whistle-blowing U.S. Army officer, through a "pattern of overt and substantive deception."
Blog
Nov 25, 2011

Living with a nuclear Iran

Gerry Caplan
It is deeply regrettable that Iran may one day join the not-so-exclusive club of nations that possess nuclear weapons. But I don't see how the world convinces Iran it's not entitled to such weapons.
Blog
Nov 11, 2011

Remembering what's important on Remembrance Day

Gerry Caplan
The United States might be drowning in debt but it's spending enough on its military-security complex to fix the crisis and save us all from economic Armageddon. There are priorities, after all.
Blog
Nov 7, 2011

Militarism grows while world gets safer

Gerry Caplan
Forget Prof. Stephen Pinker's more secure world. Forget the rational route -- drastically slashing the American armed forces. The military industrial complex -- nothing gets in its way.
Podcast
Nov 1, 2011
Redeye

Korean and Japanese citizens protest U.S. bases

Redeye
Just last month, a U.S. soldier broke into the dorm of a high school student and sexually assaulted her. U.S. troops in Asia Pacific have a long history of crime against local populations.
Podcast
Oct 14, 2011
Redeye

U.S. Special Operations Forces expanding rapidly

Redeye
U.S. Special Forces have assumed mythic proportions in the media and popular culture. Yet they are viewed less positively within the military because they operate outside of the chain of command.
Columnists
Jul 27, 2011

Blowing the whistle on war profiteering

"War is a racket," wrote retired U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, in 1935. That statement, which is also the title of his short book on war profiteering, rings true today.
Podcast
Apr 11, 2011
Redeye

Defending Bradley Manning

Redeye
Medea Benjamin of Code Pink speaks with Redeye about the young soldier charged with leaking thousands of documents to Wikileaks.
Podcast
Oct 2, 2010
Redeye

Obama and the end of the combat mission in Iraq

Redeye
Award-winning independent journalist Dahr Jamail says the announcement of the withdrawal of combat troops is simply a re-branding of the thousands of U.S. soldiers who will remain in the country.

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