Veterans For Peace Releases Nuclear Posture Review

By Veterans For Peace, Popular Resistance. -

The U.S.-based international organization Veterans For Peace has released its own assessment of the current global threat of nuclear war, ahead of the anticipated release of the Biden [...]

Veterans’ Health Care For Mental And Environmental Illnesses Under Attack

By Steve Early And Suzanne Gordon , Portside. -

In recent years, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress have backed privatization of services provided by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  As part of the Department of Veterans [...]

Veterans Target US Military’s Outsized Impact On The Climate Crisis

By Cindy Piester, Waging Nonviolence. -

“If the military were to disclose its full carbon footprint and do so on a regular basis, that number would be deeply embarrassing and create a tremendous amount of political pressure on the U.S. [...]

A Real Day For Veterans

By John Miksad, Counter Punch. -

Some 30,000 post 9/11 service members and veterans have been desperate enough to take their own lives.  A real day for veterans would provide mental and physical support services that would seek [...]

Veterans Celebrate Armistice Day 2021

By Veterans For Peace. -

Over one hundred years ago the world celebrated peace as a universal principle. The first World War had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all wars.  [...]

Iraq War Veteran Confronts George W. Bush

By the ANSWER Coalition. -

Nearly 20 years ago, in July 2002, I sat behind then-President George W. Bush as he gave a speech to my Army unit, the 10th Mountain Division. Less than a year later I was in Iraq, on Bush’s [...]

Calculating The Full Cost Of War

By Suzanne Gordon, The American Prospect. -

The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks that were used to justify multiple Middle Eastern interventions is a fitting [...]

Antiwar Sentiment In The Military Is Stronger Than Ever

By Meagan Day and Mike Prysner, Jacobin. -

Iraq War veteran Mike Prysner has been an antiwar activist for fifteen years. He has been arrested demonstrating outside the Capitol building, helped active-duty soldiers refuse orders to fight [...]

Moral Injury And The Forever Wars

By Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Tom's Dispatch. -

This summer, it seemed as if we Americans couldn’t wait to return to our traditional July 4th festivities. Haven’t we all been looking for something to celebrate? The church chimes in my [...]

For Memorial Day, Here Is How We Stop All Wars

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

For Memorial Day week, Clearing the FOG speaks with David Swanson, the cofounder and executive director of World Beyond War, an international organization that is working to abolish all war. [...]

Land Exchange For Alaska Native Veterans

By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press. -

Juneau, AL - Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday proposed letting Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans exchange promised federal land allotments that many say are not available in their cultural [...]

Vietnam Veterans Descended On The Capitol 50 Years Ago This Week

By Chris Lombardi, Waging Nonviolence. -

On Sunday, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” profiled the Oath Keepers, a white-supremacist veterans’ group founded when President Barack Obama assumed office. The program traced the group’s history from [...]

At Least 36% Of Mass Shooters Have Been Trained By The US Military

By David Swanson, Counterpunch. -

It is extremely easy in the United States to obtain guns, to find places to practice using them, and to find trainers willing to teach you to use them. There’s no need to have any contact with [...]

On Contact: America’s Endless War

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Erik Edstrom, combat veteran and former platoon commander, about America's endless war. Edstrom is a decorated soldier who led combat missions in [...]