Sticks and Stones

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US soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue US soldier in Kandahar province on March 11, 2012.

The 30 Issues in 30 Days series continues with a look at Big Military. Nora Bensahel of the Center for New American Security looks at how both candidates approach military spending, and Noah Shachtman of Brookings explains where they stand on drone warfare. Plus: a new poll looks at how what New Jersey residents think about federal and state spending on healthcare; David Denby of The New Yorker on the future of film; and the crime mystery behind the Broadway musical adaptation of “Rebecca.”