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Afghanistan: A Veteran’s Perspective

  by Michael J. Corgan I don’t consider myself a pacifist. I believe there will always be those who choose to resort to war for little or no good reason and others of us must deal with them. However, sometimes … Continue reading

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Unjustifiable wars and moral imperatives: Another veteran speaks out

by Michael J. Corgan I am writing in response to the recent post on anti-war veteran activist, Ross Caputi.  I don’t consider myself a pacifist since I believe there will always be those who choose to resort to war for little … Continue reading

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Fallujah: Death and destruction again, Part 3

By guest contributor Ian Hansen For those of us who are not financially invested in the expansion of war and the national security state, Fallujah’s siege by Al Qaeda does at least offer us a teaching moment. The U.S. government, … Continue reading

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Fallujah: Death and destruction again, Part 2

By guest author Ian Hansen There was a time when many U.S. and international experts on terrorism said that Al Qaeda as such “did not exist.” The claim was that Al Qaeda, especially after the post-9/11 worldwide manhunt for its … Continue reading

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