Regretting the Mission

Regretting the Mission

Endless war can be wearying and takes a toll on our troops. We saw it in Viet Nam, and we’re seeing it in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this photo, soldiers quickly march to the ramp of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter that will return them to Kandahar Army Air Field on...
Tomgram: Adam Hochschild, Thank You for Making War!

Tomgram: Adam Hochschild, Thank You for Making War!

This article originally appeared on tomdispatch.com Often enough when something goes missing, it takes a while to realize that it’s gone.  An example that came to me recently is the once-commonplace word “peace.” It’s not just that, in a time of public dissatisfaction...
Pentagon Web Page by Jon Oplinger

Pentagon Web Page by Jon Oplinger

This letter was originally written to Doug Rawlings, founding member of Veterans For Peace, from Jon Oplinger.   Dear Doug, Some weeks ago I read an article in the New York Times about the Pentagon’s 50-year celebration of the Vietnam War; at least it appears to...
The Truth About the Wars

The Truth About the Wars

This article was originally published at nytimes.com written by Daniel P. Bolger. AS a senior commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, I lost 80 soldiers. Despite their sacrifices, and those of thousands more, all we have to show for it are two failed wars. This fact eats...
Black Tuesday—–The War Party Won

Black Tuesday—–The War Party Won

This article was originally published at davidstockmanscontracorner.com written by David Stockman. The robots and day traders greeted last Tuesday’s Republican election sweep with another kneejerk rally because the GOP’s new Capitol Hill dominance will allegedly be...