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“Every person killed in war had a mother”

Nine American mothers will not enjoy Mother’s Day this year. Their sons were killed in the past month in Afghanistan. This past Wednesday, a family of nine was killed by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. On Friday, 9 Pakistani soldiers were killed. That same day, 29 Taliban were killed. 2,319 American soldiers were killed in America’s

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What is to be done this Memorial Day? A Response to Walter Brasch

  Mr. Brasch’s recent piece on Memorial Day read like an apologia to the Obama administration’s Afghanistan policy, and unfortunately did not seize the opportunity to engage in critical inquiry on an important issue. How might we celebrate Memorial Day in such a way as to improve our critical understanding of violence in the world?

Tax-Deductible Invasions

by Walter Brasch  Millions of Americans gave George W. Bush unquestioned support when he diverted personnel and resources from the war against al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to invade Iraq. Several million fewer opposed the invasion, stating that the primary mission was to destroy the enemy hiding in Afghanistan that destroyed a part of America