Article Archive

The Unsung Hero of American Air Power

Legendary test pilot Chuck Myers fought for smart defense spending.

December 1, 2016

Rise of the American Mercenary

Thousands of private contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now they may be in Syria, too.

October 25, 2016

The Return of Torture?

CIA and Congress oppose Trump’s push—but the public may not.

September 28, 2016

The Veeps on War

They are both hawkish.

September 14, 2016

Clinton’s Syria War Plans

Her national-security team-in-waiting wants a return to big U.S. interventions.

August 16, 2016

Fallujah in Ruins

The people the U.S. helped to liberate are being abused all over again.

July 14, 2016

Military-Industrial Election

How defense firms spend campaign cash

July 6, 2016

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

Antiwar.com 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