Article Archive

Will Women Dodge the Draft?

Legislation allowing female conscription began as a protest, but the Pentagon now supports it.

May 26, 2016

How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury

Meet the new class profiting from the growth of the national-security state.

April 25, 2016

Obama’s Witness for the Prosecution

Merrick Garland’s appointment to the Supreme Court would ensure deference to bipartisan executive overreach.

March 29, 2016

Lessons From the Bergdahl Affair

What a podcast is teaching us about military recruiting, counterinsurgency strategy, and how we treat missing Americans.

March 9, 2016

Addicted to Los Alamos

The U.S. is treaty-bound to cut its atomic arsenal, but the nuclear-industrial complex can’t stop building.

February 18, 2016

Stop Pandering to Veterans

Advocates for returning service members want serious engagement—not rhetoric used to score partisan points.

February 1, 2016

When Money Can’t Buy An Army

For over a decade, the U.S. has spent billions on Afghanistan’s security forces—with little to show for it.

January 20, 2016

An Enduring Domain for Peace has opposed unnecessary wars since Bosnia in 1995.

January 8, 2016

The Cult of Air Power Won’t Destroy ISIS

Bluster about carpet bombing cities sidesteps important questions about rules of engagement and the Geneva Conventions.

December 17, 2015

Obama’s Guantanamo Challenge

As his final term concludes, the president must decide if he will try to override Congress in closing Gitmo.

December 1, 2015

Finding Justice for Veterans

When even highly decorated soldiers fail to reenter civilian life, a prison alternative helps them straighten out.

November 11, 2015

No More Tweets from Tahrir Square

As the U.S. aids Egypt’s latest authoritarian regime, dissidents struggle to be heard.

October 13, 2015

How Republican Primaries Create More Pentagon Pork

Military reformers debunk the defense establishment wishlists embraced by Fiorina and other hawks.

September 28, 2015

The Most Invisible Christians in Washington

Even as Middle Eastern churches face extinction, their lobby struggles to be heard.

September 14, 2015

The Whistleblower the CIA Couldn’t Break

John Kiriakou went to prison for exposing waterboarding. Now he’s out, and taking on the carceral state.

September 3, 2015

Police Spying Meets Bipartisan Opposition

The “Stingray” surveillance tool captures innocent and criminal cell information alike—and Congress is taking note.

August 21, 2015

Will Politics Bury Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?

The returned soldier’s legal proceedings are beset by the red meat rhetoric of GOP primary season.

August 6, 2015

America’s Already-Failed Cyber War

Like the War on Drugs, cyberwarfare turns a very real problem into a money-making bureaucratic machine.

July 23, 2015

Army Whistleblower Turns Populist

Lt. Col. Danny Davis was a fierce truth-teller on Afghanistan; can he make the civilian transition?

July 17, 2015

Reading War With China

Ghost Fleet is a fictionalized foretelling of World War III fought in the Pacific that’s too real for comfort.

June 22, 2015