Craig Martin (Baltimore): Taking War Seriously: A Model for Constitutional Constraints on the Use of Force, in Compliance with International Law. Do Americans love war? Getting to the heart of Americans' historical love affair with warfare. War is a drug: Tom Engelhardt on Washington’s 30-year high and the urge to surge. An interview with Dominic Tierney, author of How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War. From Treasury Vault to the Manhattan Project: The U.S. War Department borrowed 14,000 tons of government silver in its drive to make the world’s first atomic bomb. A review of Between War and Peace: How America Ends Its Wars. A review of The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama by Stephen L. Carter. Dan Bailey is in search of the origins of warfare in the American Southwest. The Naked Truth of Battle: James MacGregor Burns reports on his experiences as one of America’s first combat historians, among a handful of men who accompanied soldiers into the bloodiest battles to write history as it was being made. From Popular Mechanics, meet the airmen who watch over America's nukes — and await the unthinkable. A History of Violence: How the Army is trying to capture the lessons of war. Forty-Five Years of Frustration: Mark Clodfelter on America’s enduring dilemma of fighting insurgents with airpower. The Stoner Arms Dealers: How two American kids became big-time weapons traders — until the Pentagon turned on them. A review of Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs by Laura A Dickinson. Why peace is the business of men (but shouldn’t be): A modest proposal for the immodest brotherhood of big men.