By appointing generals to top political posts and hiking defence spending, Donald Trump is imperiling a cherished tenet of the US constitution: civilian control of the military.
As commander-in-chief, Trump will have a major impact in upholding the U.S. military's honor and ethics. A scholar at the U.S. Naval Academy considers if he is up to the task.
A scholar of American Indian studies shares the lesser-known, true story of two men who stood up and spoke out against the murder of American Indians, and how they are celebrated as heroes today.
Why would you lie about battlefield honours?
The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
We need to know how many people have PTSD to figure out what policies can reduce the burden.
PTSD isn't all about bombs and bullets. The baggage soldiers and medics bring to war zones will help us better understand diverse responses.
The US will only take action on WMD when it suits them.
If Trump becomes president, he'll inherit one of the US's most dangerous military tools.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared in the 'commander-in-chief' forum this week. This roundup looks at what the experts have to say about our nation's biggest vulnerabilities.
Passionate disagreement over drone strikes obscures the fact that we actually don’t know much about how they affect U.S. interests.
The men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were black veterans. A historian explains black veterans' long struggle to live with inequality in their military service, and back home.
Congress is debating the power of government to use a military draft. An Ole Miss historian explains how this power is rooted in our nation's founding document.
A retired major general and judge advocate considers the legalities of Trump's bombastic anti-ISIS talk.
Do women in the Oval Office or the courtroom make a genuine difference? Research from English juries suggest they do.
Seventy years ago, a horrific beating left a black World War II vet blind. His determined fight for justice would earn the support of Orson Welles, Woody Guthrie – and even the president.
Asking 'Have you served in the military?' may seem like a minor issue, but it's actually much more important than you might think. And it's a question that few doctors make a point of asking.
A leak of secret US files reveal details of the drone strike programme. But is this really a 'new Snowden'?
US military censors contained information after the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leaving Americans with a limited understanding of the impact of radiation.
Polls show Americans have become less trusting and more suspicious.