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War on Terror

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,…

Why I Don’t Speak of the Fake News of “9/11” Anymore

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, was a non-teaching day for me.  I was home when the phone rang at 9 A.M.  It was my daughter, who was on a week’s vacation with her future husband.  “Turn on the TV,” she said.  “Why?” I asked.  “Haven’t you…