Author Archives: Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
Legislation allowing female conscription began as a protest, but the Pentagon now supports it.
Meet the new class profiting from the growth of the national-security state.
Merrick Garland’s appointment to the Supreme Court would ensure deference to bipartisan executive overreach.
What a podcast is teaching us about military recruiting, counterinsurgency strategy, and how we treat missing Americans.
The U.S. is treaty-bound to cut its atomic arsenal, but the nuclear-industrial complex can’t stop building.
Advocates for returning service members want serious engagement—not rhetoric used to score partisan points.
For over a decade, the U.S. has spent billions on Afghanistan’s security forces—with little to show for it.
Antiwar.com has opposed unnecessary wars since Bosnia in 1995.
Bluster about carpet bombing cities sidesteps important questions about rules of engagement and the Geneva Conventions.
As his final term concludes, the president must decide if he will try to override Congress in closing Gitmo.
When even highly decorated soldiers fail to reenter civilian life, a prison alternative helps them straighten out.
As the U.S. aids Egypt’s latest authoritarian regime, dissidents struggle to be heard.
Military reformers debunk the defense establishment wishlists embraced by Fiorina and other hawks.
Even as Middle Eastern churches face extinction, their lobby struggles to be heard.
John Kiriakou went to prison for exposing waterboarding. Now he’s out, and taking on the carceral state.
The “Stingray” surveillance tool captures innocent and criminal cell information alike—and Congress is taking note.
The returned soldier’s legal proceedings are beset by the red meat rhetoric of GOP primary season.
Like the War on Drugs, cyberwarfare turns a very real problem into a money-making bureaucratic machine.
Lt. Col. Danny Davis was a fierce truth-teller on Afghanistan; can he make the civilian transition?← Older posts
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