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June 21, 2013 8:00 AM Why Fort Hood Needs a New Name

This piece first ran in The Dallas Morning News on June 16, 2013.Fort Hood is the Army installation in Killeen, halfway between Austin and Waco. The base opened in January 1942, serving as a training center for soldiers joining artillery...

By Jamie Malanowski

October 24, 2012 12:09 PM How Strong Is the U.S. Navy Really?

This is a guest post by political scientists Brian Crisher and Mark Souva.*****In the last debate, Governor Romney made the claim that the US Navy is the smallest it’s been since 1916 implying that the US Navy is regressing in...

By John Sides

October 10, 2012 9:36 AM The Republican Party and the Defense Budget Problem

Republicans have long complained about the fiscal profligacy of the Democratic party, and it's about time someone had the cojones to challenge the GOPs sacrosanct white elephant: defense spending. Because large corporations like Lockheed Martin can funnel millions into political...

By Sean McElwee

September 12, 2012 9:15 AM Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal a Non-Issue in Military a Year Later

Until the September 2011 repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ,the United States, alongside Turkey, made up the only North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries that forbid gays from serving openly in the military. The public policy group Palm Center...

By Derrick Haynes

September 11, 2012 9:30 AM Reclaiming the Raid: The Death of Osama bin Laden

The just released book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden provides some lead-pumping, anatomically graphic details about the al-Qaeda’s leaders last moments on earth. It is no surprise that such a description of American lethality, delivered in the...

By Ximena Ortiz