Wars of conquest are most popular if they can be made to appear tidy, safe, just, and relatively cost-free.
Throwing money at the military doesn't buy us safety.
Instead of dieting together, the Pentagon is trying to keep our NATO allies fat and unhappy.
If weapons orders get diverted, so do campaign contributions.
The United States can't abandon the country, but our troops must leave.
U.S. government wants to have it both ways: sanctions on Iran while hiring a contractor that does business with Iran.
Neither party adequately addresses the largest item in the discretionary budget: the Pentagon.
One can't help but wonder why more soldiers don't snap under the pressure of serving multiple tours in Afghanistan.
If we want to build up a green manufacturing economy, we should directly invest in it, not plow more money into military spending.
Drones may seem like a way to wage war on the cheap, but the moral cost of this kind of warfare is too high.