Syrian Dead End

Syrian Dead End

How can the United States afford to keep proving that it’s bad at bringing peace to conflict-ridden Middle Eastern countries?

Our Endless State of War

Our Endless State of War

As long as it’s fought by other people on someone else’s soil, Americans can live with perpetual conflict.

Our Troops as Cannon Fodder

Our Troops as Cannon Fodder

Wars of conquest are most popular if they can be made to appear tidy, safe, just, and relatively cost-free.

Agent Orange in Korea

Agent Orange in Korea

Whistleblowers have unearthed the widespread use of Agent Orange by the U.S. military in Korea.

War Is Hell, Even if You Survive

Do you really think that hundreds of thousands of men and women can return from repeated blood-curdling scenes of death and suffering without mental damage?

Civil War and the Safety Net

Civil War and the Safety Net

A young nation, ravaged by war, invented new ways of creating economic opportunities and protections–at least for one segment of its citizens.

The Glory of War

Without the hype, presidents and generals wouldn’t be able to lure sane young men and women into the voracious maw of deathly chaos and unimaginable horror.

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