Posts Tagged ‘War’

The Revisionist Imperative: Andrew J Bacevich

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 02/7/2012 @ 10:04:50 PM
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“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 … [Keep reading >>]

Truth, lies and Afghanistan

Filed under: Asia | War — by Will Kirkland 02/7/2012 @ 9:40:20 PM
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In the Armed Forces Journal no less…
How military leaders have let us down
I spent last year in Afghanistan, visiting and talking with U.S. troops and … [Keep reading >>]

World War I Museums: France and the US

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 11/12/2011 @ 3:44:45 PM
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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. … [Keep reading >>]

Paths of Glory: A Novel and A Film of War

Filed under: Books | War — by Will Kirkland 07/25/2011 @ 12:01:47 PM
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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] … [Keep reading >>]

Obama, The Afghan War and Nation Building at Home

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 06/23/2011 @ 8:48:24 AM
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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, … [Keep reading >>]

Women, War and Peace

Filed under: Media | War | Women — by Will Kirkland 05/9/2011 @ 7:13:16 AM
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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 reading >>]

War Is A Lie: A New Look at an Old Favorite

Filed under: Books | War — by Will Kirkland 04/4/2011 @ 10:13:47 AM
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“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 … [Keep reading >>]

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Filed under: Books | War — by Will Kirkland 01/28/2011 @ 4:44:00 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

War is a Lie and Neocons Are At It Again

Filed under: Iran | Middle East | War — by Will Kirkland 11/26/2010 @ 3:27:54 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

GOP Starts the War Mongering

Filed under: Middle East | War — by Will Kirkland 11/7/2010 @ 4:42:11 PM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Mercenaries Another Sign of Empire’s End

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 10/24/2010 @ 4:08:48 AM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

Fossil Fuels: Defeated by War?

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment | War — by Will Kirkland 10/5/2010 @ 7:19:44 AM
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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 … [Keep reading >>]

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