War. What Is It Good For? Still Absolutely Nothing.

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Marines who fought at the battle for Fallujah are now wondering if they fought in vain. Which prompts Michael Kasdan to seek an answer to the question of what war is really good for.

How To Honor Soldiers Who Died For No Reason?

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We can’t keep pretending that most of our wars have been noble or worthwhile, so where does that put us on Memorial Day?

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Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.

Did The Republicans Learn Anything From The Iraq War?

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Despite being an unmitigated disaster for the country, the Middle East, and the Republican Party, many in the GOP still don’t think George W. Bush was wrong to decide to invade Iraq back in 2003.

Forty Years Later, The Vietnam War Unites a Father and Son

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They didn’t see eye to eye then. Today they agree: “Nothing will change until we force it to. Maybe the only answer is revolution.”

The Return Of George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

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The American people may think that George W. Bush’s presidency was a disaster, but the Republican Party is still committed to his foreign policy vision.

Beautiful, Broken Men

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Elly Taylor takes us inside the ravaged world of PTSD.

American Sniper: Fact v. Fiction

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Although the movie is an initial box office hit, there is a growing backlash against its simplistic portrayal of the war and misleading take on Kyle’s character.

Do Americans Want War Or Peace?

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It’s hard to tell what type of foreign policy American voters actually want. In fact they might not care that much about the rest of the world at all.

Will Congress Vote to Authorize Airstrikes in Iraq?

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Unfortunately for us, Congress is refusing to grapple with the current crisis in Iraq and Syria.

I’m Never Wrong. Nope. Never.

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The Rev. Neil O’Farrell wonders why public officials find it impossible to say “I’m sorry” or “I was wrong.”

Green Berets in Iraq: “Our boots will not touch the ground. You just watch.”

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Immediately prior to their recent deployment in Iraq, the Green Berets were awarded their BJJ black belts from Grandmaster Hener Seagull.

The Limits Of American Power

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The current chaos in Iraq shows how limited American military power can be at times, and how big of a mistake the war really was.

Even Oil Companies Agree: Climate Change Is Already Happening

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A new study shows that climate change isn’t a problem for future generations, it’s a problem affecting us right now.

If You Like Your Plan, You Couldn’t Keep It Anyway

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All those stories about Obamacare canceling millions of insurance plans turned out to be mostly hype.

For The First Time In Years, There Were No US Military Combat Deaths In March

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Last month marked the first time in over a decade that we saw zero fatalities among US troops in combat.