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US Militarism

How the Grassroots Pushed Washington to #EndEndlessWar

In the spring of 2014, we realized we at Win Without War had a problem. On one hand, we knew that the American public was sick and tired of a series of seemingly endless military conflicts in the Middle East. On the other, Washington’s…

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,…

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…

The Militarization Of Everything

When Americans think of militarism, they may imagine jackbooted soldiers goose-stepping through the streets as flag-waving crowds exult; or, like our president, they may think of enormous parades featuring troops and missiles and tanks,…

Keep National Guard out of undeclared wars

Some 1,600 years ago, in the A.D. 410, barbarian armies underneath King Alaric captured the ancient city of Rome, ransacking and pillaging the center of the Roman Empire. The fall of the once-great capital sent terrifying shock waves…

The Imperial Debris Of War

Afghanistan ranks as one of the most landmine- and unexploded ordnance-impacted countries in the world, even after thirty years of clearance operations supported extensively by the United Nations and a number of major donors, including…