From the ISIS insurgency to Kurdish independence, Iraqi politics depend on who controls the crude.
The surge in child border crossings is only the latest fallout from a failed prohibition policy.
Matthew Hoh told the hard truths about Afghanistan that D.C. didn’t want to hear, and he’s still paying the price.
A fragile Afghan unity could be shattered by allegations of election fraud.
Echoes of Vietnam haunt a new generation of returned American soldiers.
Over a decade’s worth of pent-up partisanship and war anxieties have been unleashed on the recovered soldier.
As scandal sweeps the VA, real reform will come from institutional transformation, not more number games.
Lungs full of toxic fumes follow soldiers home, even as the VA drags its feet.
As marijuana moves from the shadows to the marketplace, regulators fear another Big Tobacco.
Gareth Porter’s new book challenges years of the West’s claims about Tehran’s nuclear program.
LTC Daniel Davis reflects on the state of the Army as Afghanistan winds down.
Bribes, mistresses, cheating on tests—has the armed forces’ professional ethos turned perverse?
The new secretary of defense was the great hope of realists and non-interventionists. But where is he today?
The male fanbase for “My Little Pony” caught even the show’s creators off-guard. Is this the end of American manhood?
Will military turf wars cost our troops their best friend in the sky?
NSA revelations are challenging preconceptions of whistleblowing and journalism.
Towns and counties across the state are alternately banning and welcoming marijuana.
Overmedication is an epidemic in our armed forces—and kills beyond the battlefield.
An informal group begun by Col. John Boyd and mathematician Tom Christie calls on the Pentagon to do more with less.