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The Road to Nowhere Good

When Syria's rebels need more than just weapons, America may well find itself in the middle of a civil war.

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Sgt. Christopher Bigelow/DVIDS

Loss Leader

The Army needs to admit it has a problem -- or things will only get worse.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Wahl/DVIDS
Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Wahl/DVIDS

Silicon, Iron, and Shadow

Three wars that will define America's future.

Staff Sgt. Pablo Piedra/DVIDS
Staff Sgt. Pablo Piedra/DVIDS

Military Brain Drain

The Pentagon's top brass is driving away all the smart people.

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JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

A ‘Zero Option’ for Afghanistan

Yes, President Karzai, we might pull out completely.

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Mario Tama/Getty Images

A New Moral Compact

A military draft that could actually work.

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Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Brace Yourself

The U.S. may well go off the fiscal cliff. Is that so bad?

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TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages

The Real Pivot

It's time to change our plans in Afghanistan.

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John Moore/Getty Images

‘Our Strategic Compass Is Unmoored’

Notes from a general to his active-duty sons on the lessons of Afghanistan.

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