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Packed and ready to leave? Perhaps not quite yet. Capt. Robyn Haake/US Army/AFP via Getty Images

The Iraq War has cost the US nearly $2 trillion

The Pentagon has spent more than $800 billion on military operations in Iraq. But that doesn’t include money needed to care for veterans, rebuild the country or pay interest on war debt.
The U.S.-China rivalry extends to digital weapons. Khanh Tran

Is the US losing the artificial intelligence arms race?

The US defense community is coming to understand that AI will significantly transform, if not completely reinvent, the world’s military power balance.
LGBT veterans march in a Boston parade. Contrary to what some may say, the military has a long history of embracing socially marginalized groups. AP Photo/Steven Senne

The military, minorities and social engineering: A long history

Whether it be African-Americans, Catholics or transgender people, the armed forces have played a vital role in shaping US social policy toward the country’s minorities.
The official Angolan broadcaster, or Emissora Oficial de Angola, under construction between 1963-67. Fernão Simões de Carvalho

Propaganda in Portugal’s colonies: lessons for the West today

Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
The Pentagon at sunrise. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Has the American military fallen behind?

Trump and Cruz certainly think so. Clinton promises to maintain the “strongest military the world has ever known.” An OSU professor examines the issue through three different lens.
Journalist Peter Greste lays a wreath at the War Correspondents Memorial in Canberra. Lukas Coch/AAP

Honouring the journalists who bring us stories from the frontline

A memorial unveiled in Canberra this week honours the work of Australian war correspondents, but a new Pentagon “Law of War” manual identifies journalists in conflict zones as “spies and belligerents”.

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