“With the possible exception of Israel, the United States is the only developed and democratic nation in which a belief in war’s efficacy continues to enjoy widespread acceptance. Others, the
Posts Tagged ‘War’
In the Armed Forces Journal no less…
How military leaders have let us down
By LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS
I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and
I was propelled into a reading and movie watching frenzy to make up for my sketchy knowledge of World War One after reading To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild.
As local author Adam Hochschild makes the rounds with his latest, amazing book, To End All Wars [following King Leopold's Ghost, and Bury the Chains, both wonderful and heart-teaching books]
The headline news, following President Obama’s speech last night, is that he is “speeding” the draw down of US troops from Afghanistan. Speeding it against what markers isn’t exactly clear,
At last! Some television worth looking forward to.
The Independent Television Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are teaming up for a three-year, 50-film project called “Women and Girls Lead,”
“Keep it simple stupid or KISS has been shouted at nearly every Private in every army for decades, hell even maybe centuries and with War is a Lie David Swanson
I’ve been reading — actually, listening to– Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War for a week, during commute times, recommended by a couple of non-combatant friends. Oh man, we
By David Swanson at Juan Cole
The Neoconservatives, despite wandering in the wilderness after their Iraq debacle, are trying to keep the dream of serial wars in the Middle
Lindsay Graham, before an international audience at Canada’s second annual security conference, said the US should “neuter Iran.”"
“So my view of military force would be not to just neutralize their
The tension gripping the last inning of the SF Giants vs the Philly Phillies temporarily overcame the tension of reading the NY Times reporting based on the recent Wikileaks dump
Strange as it may sound, the urgency and capacity to rapidly reduce the dependency on fossil fuels, and thereby save future generations from permanent climate wars may be provided by