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By Bruce Dancis From The Sacramento Bee | Original Article President Lyndon B. Johnson made the fateful decision early in 1965 to expand the U.S. role in the Vietnam War. First he ordered the bombing of North Vietnam. Later in the year Johnson sent more than 180,000 American ground troops to South Vietnam. This escalation […]

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By CJ Hinke From WorldBeyondWar | Original Article More chapers from CJ Hinke’s book are available on WorldBeyondWar. Excerpted from Free Radicals: War Resisters in Prison by CJ Hinke, forthcoming from Trine-Day in 2016. There are as many reasons to desert military service as there are deserters. All countries’ militaries like to snatch young men […]

By Pat Elder From U.S. Catholic During the Second Battle of Fallujah in November 2004, 1st Lt. Jesse A. Grapes saved the lives of three wounded marines in his platoon by entering a burning house, where he encountered the enemy soldier who had been firing at his troops. Six years later Grapes was named headmaster […]

A drone flying over southern Afghanistan (AP Photo/Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force) From TomDispatch.com By Pratap Chatterjee The myth of the lone drone warrior is now well established and threatens to become as enduring as that of the lone lawman with a white horse and a silver bullet who rode out into the […]

Trevor Tasin with three of his sons: John, 11; Ben, 13; and Dominic, 2. Mr. Tasin, a pilot who retired as a major in 2014 after flying Predator drones and training new pilots. Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times By Christopher Drew and Dave Philipps,  June 16, 2015 From The New York Times […]

Above, French artist JR’s giant poster in Pakistan, “Not A Bug Splat,” as seen from a drone. Veterans Urge Drone Operators to Refuse Orders to Fly “The people signing this letter know that they are asking drone operators to take a heavy step,” said Nick Mottern, coordinator of KnowDrones.com, “but we feel it is perfectly […]

(Photo: John Minchillo/AP) From Aljazeera America Over 2,000 Air Force veterans and reservists are set to receive over $47.5 million for exposure to the harmful chemical Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to […]

              Excerpts from We Are Not Your Soldiers (http://wearenotyoursoldiers.org), a project of The World Can’t Wait (http://worldcantwait.net), brought a recent veteran, John, to speak to some NYC high school classes to tell them the truth of his experience in the United States military.

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By World Can’t Wait                     On Thursday May 14th Lina Thorne and Jill McLaughlin of the Chicago Chapter of World Can’t Wait went to the University of Chicago to speak on the topic of torture carried out by the U.S. They had been invited by the […]

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Last month, a recent veteran visited public and alternative high schools in and one  university class in NYC speaking about his experience in the US Army, deployed during the “war on terror.”  John is an artist, costumer and actor.  When he can make a connection with students, and especially when he can make them stop […]

https://youtu.be/L3-0LC-yCL8   A new report based on testimonies of Israeli soldiers concludes the massive civilian death toll from last summer’s Israeli assault on Gaza resulted from a policy of indiscriminate fire. The Israeli veterans group Breaking the Silence released testimonies of more than 60 Israeli officers and soldiers which it says illustrate a “broad ethical […]

Ryan Henowitz says he was 20 years old and a medic with the 2nd Battalion of the 7th Infantry Regiment when he saw his friends “torn apart and Iraqi children screaming for their parents as indiscriminate shrapnel scarred them and us in ways that we will never know,” he told Karl Rove Tuesday at the […]