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Hina Shamsi: U.S. Strikes in Syria Are an Illegal Response to Atrocity

ACLU National Security Project No one disputes that Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians is illegal, immoral, and unacceptable. But Assad’s illegality does not excuse illegality in … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Major General Walter Stewart (U.S. Army, ret.): Chris Kyle did not live long enough

Sniper Chris Kyle did not live long enough. I don’t say this in the context of his and Chad Littlefield’s senseless murder at the hands of a supposed brother-in-arms, but … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Henry Pelifian: No-Fault Wars

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
When it comes to America’s wars, the buck stops nowhere Henry Pelifian Today, war in the U.S. is like no-fault car insurance. Nobody is…

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Worst Cancer of All

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Deploy them only when needed, and in wars only when approved by a formal Congressional declaration W.J. Astore Also at Huffington Post. President Obama’s…

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

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