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Flight Log

From the cockpit transcript of a Navy training flight near Seattle, in 2017. The exchange was released in May, following an investigation. Excerpts from the transcript were first published by…

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American Imperium

Untangling truth and fiction in an age of perpetual war

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Blast from the Past

The Battle of Waterloo turns 200

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Why We Lost in Iraq and Afghanistan

A general’s account of the military’s mistakes

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Saving Private Ryan’s Sweatpants

From a list of more than 100,000 items in storage at the U.S. Army Historical Clearinghouse facility in Anniston, Alabama, released in September by the Army’s Center of Military History…

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The Soft-Kill Solution

New frontiers in pain compliance

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Known Knowns

From a May 10, 1988, letter from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to all Party members. The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan began…

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