Posts Tagged: Vietnam War
I treated wounded GIs from Vietnam. I saw carnage that seldom makes its way into harrowing war stories like “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
Congress ended the Vietnam war, exposed horrific CIA and FBI abuses, and halted them. Where's that energy now?
Kissinger once said guerrillas won by not losing. Facing a loss themselves, the military adopted the same strategy.
Congressional apathy toward our wars and schemes abroad marks a dangerous sign of democratic decay. But it’s not too late.
Politicians and businesses want you to think questioning war disrespects veterans like me. They're wrong.
The late civil rights leader warned prophetically that the U.S. would be trapped in a series of overseas military entanglements while the gap between the rich and poor back home grew ever larger.
The late IPS co-founder consistently connected the dots between America’s military adventures overseas and economic and racial injustice at home.
And he called them out fearlessly.
If war crimes are defined as military actions that, intentionally or not, harm great numbers of civilians, then either all wars today are crimes, or the term has become meaningless.
When the president wants to fulfill a constitutional duty — like nominating a Supreme Court justice — Congress is up in arms. When he launches a blatantly unconstitutional war, it shrugs.