Thanks in part to the work of Hanns Scharff and a slew of studies on interrogation techniques, we know it’s best to be genuinely friendly no matter who you’re trying to get information out of.
July 3, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
The military will exhume a grave in the Philippines that may hold the remains of Bud Kelder, an American POW whose family has long been fighting the Pentagon to get him home.
July 2, 2014 • 6:00 PM • Share
A new study of West Point cadets finds those driven by purely internal motivations were the most likely to succeed.
July 1, 2014 • 3:00 AM • Share
Marines who took an eight-week course in the basics of mindfulness recovered from stress faster following an intense training session that replicated battlefield conditions.
May 15, 2014 • 9:00 PM • Share
Dreadlocks, twists, or any type of matted or coiled hair, the Afro-centric hairstyles of many black women in the Army, are now out.
April 9, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
April 9, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
For more than 50 years, Army PFC Lawrence S. Gordon was mistakenly interred as a German soldier in a cemetery in France. Then European officials did what the U.S. military would not: exhumed and identified him with DNA.
March 25, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Changes must go beyond bureaucracy to update the scientific approach and embrace outside help.
March 18, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
The structure of the military means that when people high up in the chain of command aren’t held responsible for the crimes they commit, that message will quickly ripple down the ranks.
February 11, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
Critics, including some who’ve worked on enforcing arms export laws, say the changes could undermine efforts to prevent arms smuggling to Iran and others.
October 25, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Last year a bipartisan effort to force more transparency about military aid failed after objections from the Pentagon. Will the same thing happen this year?
September 19, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
A Pentagon report says 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2012. For context, we’ve rounded up some of the best journalism on sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces.
July 19, 2013 • 2:00 PM • Share
Because someone has to.
June 13, 2013 • 4:00 PM • Share
The increase in suicide among military members is partially driven by a rise in psychiatric illnesses, according to a new study.
June 3, 2013 • 2:00 PM • Share
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