Andrea Mazzarino: The Army We Don’t See
In 2019, there were 50% more contractors than troops in the U.S. Central Command region that includes Afghanistan, Iraq, and 18 other countries in the Middle East, as well as Central and South Asia.
Nan Levinson: Is There a World Beyond War?
Women have been at the forefront of peace actions since Lysistrata organized the women of ancient Greece to deny men sex until they ended the Peloponnesian War.
James Dubinsky: Veterans turned poets can help bridge divides
Today, there are approximately 20.17 million veterans – 7 percent of the U.S. population. That’s more than 20 million stories, along with the stories of their loved ones. Sometimes poetry is the most effective way to capture both the ambiguity and the story.
Nick Turse: A Forever Wall for Our Forever Wars
Americans have been killing civilians since before there was a United States.
Andrew Bacevich: Answering the Armies of the Cheated
But No Questions about War Please!
Tom Engelhardt: The Forbidden Word
Is America a Failed Empire?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies: U.S. Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard
An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. “We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in the … Continue reading