Category Archives: military

PRIORITIES

Letter to Editor in Monterey Herald, November 22, 2017 and San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 27, 2017 A lesson on American priorities in the age of Trump: The 2018 budget proposals call for cuts in Medicaid, Medicare, welfare, food stamps, children’s health … Continue reading

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War, What Is It Good For?

  Troopaganda Eats Its Own Tail By David Swanson/ OpEd News/ November 12, 2017 First they tell you what to think the wars are for. They’re for protection from evil enemies, for spreading democracy and human rights. Then you discover … Continue reading

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172 Countries and Territories?!!

AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN WARS New York Times Editorial/ October 23, 2017 The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. … Continue reading

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WARS: WHO KNEW?

How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars  By Andrew Bacevich/ TomDispatch/ October 5, 2017 Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one … Continue reading

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POLICEMEN OF THE WORLD

 More Thoughts on Trump’s UN Declaration of War Against Iran and North Korea By Paul Craig Roberts/ paulcraigroberts.org/ September 19, 2017 Trump’s UN speech makes it clear that Trump’s presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from … Continue reading

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North Korea and Nuclear Sanity

Letter published in Monterey Herald, August 2 Your editorial about North Korea–along with the many statements of hawkish politicians beating the war drums–is both absurd and dangerous. North Korea has no desire to attack us.  They may be evil and cruel … Continue reading

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How to Handle North Korea

Letter to the Editor, L.A. Times, 4/20, Monterey Herald, 4/21 Another brilliant strategy by the Trump Administration: provoke and threaten North Korea. Two nuclear-armed nations with narcissistic, inexperienced, unstable leaders. What could possibly go wrong? Arlen Grossman

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Syria: Where is the Evidence?

Unjust Killing is Murder: The Cruise Missile Attack On Syria and the Just War Doctrine By Doran Hunter/Christian Democracy Magazine/April 10, 2017 Barely 48 hours after the release of sarin gas in Idlib, Syria, the US military launched Tomahawk cruise … Continue reading

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The Pandora’s Box of War

By Chris Hedges/Truthdig/April 7, 2017   Victims of this week’s chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria. (Alaa Alyousef / AP)   War opens a Pandora’s box of evils that once unleashed are beyond anyone’s … Continue reading

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