Welcoming women into combat could have a huge impact -- on feminism, the draft, and Army husbands, for a start.
When it comes to nuclear history, why is society more interested in the weapons that were used, rather than those that weren't?
A new book highlights five Cold War leaders' conversion from nuclear weapons hawks to fierce opponents of the Bomb. Unfortunately, it neglects to acknowledge the true forebears of the nuclear abolition movement.
Ever since management of America's nuclear weapons laboratories has been turned over to for-profit consortia, tens of millions of dollars have been routed away from actual science, causing morale to plummet. Of course, that's not the story you'll hear at a congressional hearing in Washington.
Iraq's once great universities are in ruins -- thanks to the United States.
Does the assassination of American jihadist Anwar al-Awlaki foreshadow the end of America's most sacred principles?
A decade after 9/11 the bill comes due on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Post-Fukushima, experts have talked a lot about technical improvements and engineering problems at nuclear reactors. But not enough people are talking about the role of basic human fallibility in risking reactor safety.
With the passing of Mark Hatfield and Ted Kennedy in the past two years, have we lost the voices who can articulate for the nation the perils of the idolatry of war?
If the nuclear disaster teaches us anything, it is that a perfect safety system is unattainable. Will the United States learn from Japan's mistakes?
The Tea Party has the power to change the game in Washington, but, in order to do so, it must first take on big defense contractors and politicians complicit in unnecessary military spending.
A new movie for nuclear abolition attracts criticism from surprising quarters.
Showcasing a world where local Fatah, Hamas, and Israeli activists come together, a new documentary provides a snapshot of what peace looks like between Palestine and Israel.
How much do we have to lose before the Obama administration realizes that counterinsurgency won’t win?
The U.S. military's controversial use of embedded anthropologists in Iraq and Afghanistan is both unethical and ineffective. It's time to shut this program down.
While some pundits find it impossible that Washington would ever employ a war-fighting strategy that involves suicide bombers, they too easily forget the country's suicidal dance with nuclear weapons.
Seemingly confident that he can avoid the miscalculations LBJ made in Vietnam 45 years ago, President Obama believes escalation will resolve the conflict in Afghanistan--a misbegotten strategy, then and now.
The answer isn't ordering more troops or drone attacks, it is conducting shrewd negotiations that will divide the many disparate elements that constitute the Taliban.