Most wars seem to create costs that far outweigh their benefits, but is war ever justified? In this Learn Liberty debate, Prof. Bryan Caplan and Prof. Jan Ting disagree on the answer to this question.
Phil Donahue had some particularly harsh words for former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney, who both pushed for the Iraq war. “These are the guys who can’t wait to prove they’re tough and use other people’s kids to make the case,” he remarked. “The more you examine this, the more you are just outraged by the hypocrisy, the rah-rah of the media.”
Army veteran Ethan McCord relives the video that put WikiLeaks on the map. He was there and it haunts him to this day. The“Collateral Murder” video turned the tide of war in Iraq and landed Private first class Bradley Manning in military detention. But for Army veteran Ethan McCord, it was just another day on duty.
Claudia Cuellar, wife of dying Iraq War veteran Tomas Young, talks about his devastating injuries, and the message behind his scathing letter to former president George W Bush.
Tomas Young, a 33-year-old Iraq War veteran paralyzed during battle, has written a letter to former-President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney condemning them for “war crimes” committed in Iraq. Young, who enlisted in the US military two days after the attacks on 9/11, was shot by a sniper in Iraq and has [...]
“We’ve Lost Our Country”: An Iraqi American Looks Back on a Decade of War That’s Devastated a Nation_Featured_, Anti-war Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
We continue our look at the Iraq War’s 10th anniversary with Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-American blogger and political analyst.
Those who questioned the case for war have won the fight over history. But that won’t bring back the tens of thousands of lives lost.
Before the U.S. invasion, before the Russian war, before the Marxist revolution, Afghanistan used to be a pretty nice place.
The spending cuts mandated by the sequester may hamper the United States’s ability to invade countries for absolutely no reason, a Pentagon spokesman warned today.
A longtime scouting family abandons the militaristic Boy Scouts organization, now a shadow of its former self.
Many times pictures speak louder than stories: by creating a time-lapse portrait series of soldiers before, during and after the war, Lalage Snow reveals more about their psychological drama then their own words could.
There’s war in Afghanistan, a crisis in the Gaza Strip and percolating conflicts across sub-Saharan Africa. But for politicial scientists, that’s actually the good news. The fact is, global conflicts have been on a downward trend for the last half-century. And now, a group of researchers in Norway says their data indicates that the future could be even more peaceful.
Around 5,000 people took to the streets in Ankara and Istanbul in an anti-war protest after Turkey’s parliament approved military operations against targets in Syria following the deaths of five Turkish citizens from Syrian shelling. The protests turned into a demonstration against Turkey’s ruling AK Party. Protesters chanted slogans against the war as they carried anti-government banners.
The temperature is heating up indeed. It feels to me like we are slip sliding into War. So where is the passage of light? The hour is here: time to let go of the old world, let our spiritual evolution take center stream, follow the passage of light and step through the consciousness gateways to our Ascension.
By Elizabeth Murray, Consortium News | Op-Ed (Truthout) As Israel threatens to bomb Iran, U.S. pundits are again pontificating about the necessity of war and opining about military tactics. Left out of their frame is the certainty of mass human suffering, a reality forgotten since the days of the Vietnam War, says former U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray. In late 2002, just prior [...]