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Iraq

Profiles In Absurdity: Remembering The ‘Terror’ Wars

Series note: It has taken me years to tell these stories. The emotional and moral wounds of the Afghan War have just felt too recent, too raw. After all, I could hardly write a thing down about my Iraq War experience for nearly ten years,…

Unrest in Iraq: UAE-engineered riots

The starting point for the current Iraqi protests dates back to October 1st. The protests first began with calls for fighting corruption and economic reforms and for expanding public services.

Repeal the Nearly Two-Decade-Old War Authorizations

In 2001 and in 2002 Congress passed authorizations for war. While not declarations of war, these mandates, each titled an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) provided the legal framework for attacks against al-Qaeda in 2001 and…

A new ‘War on Terror’ is a terrible idea

Does anyone in their right mind really think the ‘War on Terror’ waged by the United States since 9/11 has been a successful policy? , The terrorist group the US claimed it was most determined to destroy, al-Qaeda, has surged in strength…

Peacestock 2019: The Seeds Of A Veterans’ Antiwar Movement

I was just about the youngest person in the room. I usually am when I address veterans’ peace organizations. Of course, when I speak at universities, it’s the exact opposite case. Being a 35-year old post 9/11 antiwar vet can be a bit…