'Drift' by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC Traces American Militarism

Don't lie–you have to remember it! The single best thing about honesty is that it requires no follow-up. Every lie is something you're responsible for as long.

Rachel Maddow's new book, "Drift: The Unmooring Of The American Military," has been a passion project for the MSNBC host for years. Maddow's main contention is that, since the Vietnam War, American national security policy has become more secretive,

Rachel Maddow is the host of MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show” and author of “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.” In this 11th year of the longest armed conflict in US history, it is starting to feel as if we may be near the constraining

But “Drift,” by Rachel Maddow, whose show is on MSNBC, is much more. It is an argument — a sustained, lucid case in which points are made logically and backed by evidence and reason. What's more, it follows one main idea through nearly a half-century.

Sunday, David Gregory and Rachel Maddow discussed her new book, "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power" on NBC's "Meet the Press." Of our veterans, she said, "They are leaders for our civilian life going forward." Watch the full interview