Category Archives: American Military Culture

What Will “Strategic” Mean in Our Children’s Lifetime?

“High-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles pre-pared and stored by the 2d Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, stand ready at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.” (Photo by Galen Putnam, 402d AFSB Public Affairs) (From “Commanding an Army Field Support Battalion” by Lieutenant Colonel … Continue reading

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US Empire Reaches Breaking Point – Time to End It

July 20th, 2014 By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, http://www.popularresistance.org   The people of the United States must work to end the interventionist violence of the U.S. Empire. This is Part I of a two part series on American Empire. … Continue reading

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Military Advisers to Iraq: What Could Go Wrong?

by Joe Scarry One word: Vietnam. “U.S. Adviser Planning Operations with South Vietnamese Troops”  From The U.S. Army in Vietnam: Background, Buildup, and Operations, 1950-1967 Isn’t “adviser” just another word for “pre-escalation”? For the full 1963 Bobbie Lou Pendergrass letter to … Continue reading

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FIRE AND BLAST: A Curriculum that Confronts Nuclear Danger?

by Joe Scarry We had a long car ride last week, and that gave us the opportunity for a long conversation. One of the things we talked about was the problem of nuclear weapons. One of my sons said, “The … Continue reading

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“The Hunger Games is about war…”

by Ellen Finnigan In his Day of Peace message on January 1, 1979, Pope Saint John Paul II said: “To everyone, Christians, believers, and men and women of good will, I say: Do not be afraid to take a chance … Continue reading

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Why focus on drone attacks?

by Joe Scarry Drones: serving man. (Or . . . ?) The months of April and May saw a large number of protests against the U.S. program of targeted killing with drones, and progress in challenging that program in Congress.An interesting question … Continue reading

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Are American Soldiers Pure Evil? (Review of Valley of the Wolves)

By Michael C. Troncale No, they aren’t. No. No. No. No. I don’t think U.S. soldiers are just serial killers hiding behind the mask of Old Glory. Many Americans sacrificed a lot to fight and die in Iraq and Afghanistan … Continue reading

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