Only by restructuring the entire legal framework for American war-making can we begin to imagine a more humane foreign policy.
Since at least 2001, the Saudis and Israelis have successfully reframed American policy in the Greater Middle East, and the results have been disastrous.
The Army has delayed the release of a 1,300-page internal war study. Some fear it's unwilling to accept responsibility for its failures.
The U.S. is currently fighting in seven Muslim-majority countries, but you'd hardly know it listening to this year's candidates.
President Polk, and generations of sympathetic historians, told the American people the conflict was justified. But what if it was just blatant imperialism?
How the social and military experience of revolution shaped the diverse American republic.