Numbers In House Continue To Trend Against Authorizing Syrian Military Strikes

Things aren’t looking good for President Obama in the House of Representatives.

“Sending A Message” To Iran Is Not A Good Reason To Attack Syria

Bombing Country B to “send a message” to Country A is not a valid argument for bombing Country B.

Barack Obama: Right About Iraq, Wrong About Syria

President Obama seems to have forgotten the words of a certain Illinois State Senator back in 2002.

Syria Mission Creep

Is U.S. planning against Syria moving beyond just chemical weapons?

Obama: “I Didn’t Set A Red Line”

President Obama seems to want to forget his red line.

Senate To Consider Syria AUMF With Time Limits, No Ground Troops

A proposed Syria authorization being considered in the Senate places several limits on Presidential authority to act, but it’s unclear if those limits can actually work.

Boehner, Cantor, Pelosi All Support Obama On Syria Strikes

Not surprisingly, Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle are lining up behind the President in the debate over Syria.

Air Force Bombs Maryland Tavern

The Maryland Air National Guard bombed Darlene’s Tavern. Oops.

If We Do Attack Syria, What’s Next?

Some questions that the Administration needs to answer before attacking Syria.

The Problem of Secrecy

Persuasion is sometimes an important part of being president.

Coalition of the Willing Forming for Syria Strikes

The United States will go to war without UN or NATO approval.

White House: Possible Military Strikes Not Aimed At Regime Change In Syria

The White House confirmed today that the goal of any military intervention in Syria would be very limited. Which makes one wonder what the point of doing anything actually is.

VA Gave Bonuses For Shoddy Claim Processing

The VA created an incentive system that rewarded fast, half-assed claim processing that denied complicated requests.

Don’t Support the Troops?

Virginia Tech English prof Steven Salaita implores us to “Stop saying ‘support the troops.'”

Joyner and Foust on Manning and Other Stuff

Joshua Foust and I discuss Chelsea Manning and other issues for BloggingHeadsTV.

Yemen Wants Its Own Drones

A headline I never thought I’d see: “Yemen Asks U.S. For Drones To Fight Al Qaeda”

Bradley Manning Wants to Live as a Female Prisoner

Convicted felon Bradley Manning has announced that she’d like to spend her confinement as Chelsea Manning.

West Point Casualties in Post-9/11 Conflicts Historically High

West Point graduates account for nearly one in fifty deaths in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

Bradley Manning will be spending a long time at Leavenworth.

Marine Steven Rhodes Eligible for NCAA Football

The NCAA has come to its senses regarding a Marine sergeant who wants to play college football.

Military Sexual Assault Policy: No Consent with Alcohol?

The military is cracking down on sexual assault. The pendulum may be swinging too far.

Pentagon Gets Gay Friendly in a Hurry

Until this year, being gay could get you kicked out of the military. Now, it comes with perks.

David Jones, Former Joint Chiefs Chairman, Dead at 92

David C. Jones, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Carter and Reagan, has died.

Air Force Academy Gets First Female Superintendent

Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson will be the first woman to lead a service academy.

Military Retirees May Lose Double Dip Retirement

The Pentagon is considering making military retirees ineligible for civil service pensions.

Navy Refuses to Track Money, Just Because

The Defense Department would like to get a handle on how it spends its money by 2017 but the Navy won’t go along.

Military Green Lights Playboy and Penthouse Before Banning Them

The military has declared that Playboy and Penthouse don’t violate its standards but banned them from its exchanges, anyway.

Megan Welter: Iraq War Vet, NFL Cheerleader

Megan Welter served as a Signal Corps officer in the Iraq War. Now, she’s an Arizona Cardinals cheerleader.

Bradley Manning Acquitted Of ‘Aiding The Enemy,’ Could Still Face Up To 136 Years In Prison

Bradley Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge against him, but is still likely to spend most of his life in prison.

Pentagon May Cut Furlough Days

The Defense Department may have found the money to furlough its civilian workers fewer than 11 days.

Bradley Manning to be Pronounced Guilty Tomorrow Afternoon

Bradley Manning will learn his fate at 1 pm tomorrow. He’s guilty.

Army Debuts Unisex Combat Uniform

The Army is fielding a new uniform to make ladies feel more soldierly.

Colonel Bud Day, American Hero, Dead at 88

Colonel Bud Day, who earned a Medal of Honor leading Vietnam POWs, had died, aged 88 years.

Furloughs Killing Productivity at Pentagon

Sequestration is even dumber than we thought.

Japan Reassessing Its Military Policy

In response to North Korean saber rattling and the rise of China, Japan is reassessing it’s military posture