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Let’s Take the Profit Out of War

CEOs shouldn’t have a financial stake in the murderous mass violence of modern warfare. In the 21st century, many of us are used to the murderous mass violence of modern warfare. After all, we grew up living it or hearing about it. The 20th century rates as the deadliest in human history — …

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The Evil that Men Do Lives after Them

How about some accountability for Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen? If you want to know how the United States wound up with “government by stupid” one need only look no farther than some of the recent propaganda put out by members of Congress, senior military officers and a certain …

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The Endless Shadow of the War on Terror

Living with it forever and a day It ended in chaos and disaster.  Kabul has fallen and Joe Biden is being blamed (by congressional Republicans in particular) for America’s now almost-20-year disaster in Afghanistan.  But is the war on terror itself over? Apparently not. It seems like centuries ago, but do you remember …

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The All-American Base World

It was the spring of 2003 during the American-led invasion of Iraq. I was in second grade, living on a U.S. military base in Germany, attending one of the Pentagon’s many schools for families of servicemen stationed abroad. One Friday morning, my class was on the verge of an uproar. Gathered around our …

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