War and Moral Injury

War and Moral Injury

“As a sniper I was not usually the victim of a traumatic event, but the perpetrator of violence and death,” recalled Garrett Reppenhegen of Iraq Veterans Against the War in an essay for Salon. “My actions in combat would have been more acceptable to me if I...
A Bipartisan Vote to Put the Brakes on War

A Bipartisan Vote to Put the Brakes on War

One of the few things I recall fondly about the Trump campaign — a short list, I’ll admit — was the candidate’s apparent glee in ridiculing the war-mongering of his rivals and predecessors. In early 2016, Trump (correctly) summed up George W. Bush’s legacy this way:...
Another Troop Surge in America’s Longest War

Another Troop Surge in America’s Longest War

President Trump might have dodged military service in his youth, but he certainly is militaristic — he’s bellicose, likes to issue commands, and is constantly firing off militant tweets at anyone he perceives to be an enemy (which seems to include everyone who...
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