America’s Post-Democratic Military

Scouts with the 82nd Airborne Division?s 1st Brigade Combat Team fire on a line during a course in advanced rifle marksmanship March 21-24, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The weeklong course emphasized adapting to battlefield problems by knowing one?s tools and capabilities.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

by William Astore In the decades since the draft ended in 1973, a strange new military has emerged in the United States. Think of it, if you will, as a post-democratic force that prides itself on its warrior ethos rather… Continue Reading  

A Case for Demilitarizing the Military

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by Gregory Foster Item: Two U.S. Navy patrol boats, with 10 sailors aboard, “stray” into Iranian territorial waters, and are apprehended and held by Iranian revolutionary guards, precipitating a 24-hour international incident involving negotiations at the highest levels of government… Continue Reading