With too many Iraqi deaths and too many tax dollars, it's still a "dumb war."
Thanks to clever PR teams, the murderous and thieving excesses of the Pentagon continue to be spun as sacrifices worth of our national security.
It is official U.S. doctrine that defense, diplomacy and development are co-equal contributors to our security.
The budget debate opens door for long-needed cuts to military spending.
China is modernizing its navy, but is it really about to build a network of overseas bases?
Increase in defense spending a symptom, in part, of bad economy.
As DC's powerful debate the debt crisis, one aspect of our spending is completely absent from the debate: war spending.
The new Secretary of Defense is sounding like a Bush-era diplomat by ramping up his anti-Iran rhetoric and subtly reconnecting Iraq to the attacks on 9/11.
There's a growing bipartisan consensus in favor of a prolonged "residual" occupation of Iraq without any open debate about the merits of this dangerous and expensive plan.
What will be the legacy of Robert Gates: trimming Pentagon bloat or holding the line against deeper cuts?