Tag Archives: Marines

American Sniper, Part II

By guest author Ross Caputi. This is the second in a series discussing the implications of the new film, American Sniper.   It is not my intention to accuse Chris Kyle of committing war crimes as an individual, or to … Continue reading

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Inconvenient memories: Veteran’s Day 2014

by Guest Author Ross Caputi Most Americans believe Veterans Day is a day of remembrance; in reality, it’s generally a day of forgetting. On Veterans Day, people applaud as veterans march in parades, wearing their medals and fancy uniforms. People … Continue reading

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Travesties of justice

On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.

Such minor punishments can include … Continue reading

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Drank ourselves into a stupor (A Marine remembers, Part 4)

I remember the many nights at the barracks where we all drank ourselves into a stupor, but one night in particular stands out in my memory… Continue reading

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