While sitting in the Senate Foreign Relations hearing “Soldiers’ Stories from the Afghan War,” I thought that it was important to hear the views of U.S. soldiers at all ranks regarding the occupation of Afghanistan. Senators Kerry and Lugar’s hearing is a good start. The Afghanistan occupation deserves […]
President Obama has asked Congress for $83.4 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In announcing his new plan for Afghanistan, President Obama called for a “dramatic increase” in the civilian effort, and has acknowledged that military force alone cannot stabilize Afghanistan and Pakistan. So why does […]
Rutgers prof: Bush ignored Constitution Wednesday, April 22, 2009 BY JOE RYAN Star-Ledger Staff When lawyers and judges cite the original intent of the framers of the Constitution, they’re often marshaling conservative arguments. And Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, noted for his right-leaning views, is a leading figure […]
Last Friday, at a Rome conference entitled “Overcoming Nuclear Dangers,” former Secretary of State George Schulz publicly urged the US to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). In a nuanced statement to gain support for the treaty, he asserted that his Republican colleagues “would be right voting […]
President Obama has taken promising steps toward improving US relations with Iran, from agreeing to participate in six party talks to recording a video message to Iranians on Persian New Year. I brought some Peace Action West supporters together and set up meetings with the offices of Rep. […]
Our friends at Brave New Films have just released the third part of their documentary Rethink Afghanistan, which delves into the true costs of the war in Afghanistan, from war profiteering to the long term hidden costs. Check out the trailer: You can watch the entire video here.
Those who died in Iraq from Apr 5 to 11: Sgt Daniel Beard 24 Buffalo NY Cpl Stephen Dearmon 21 Crossville TN Spc Israel Mejias 28 San Loenzo PR Sgt Edward Forrest 25 Fenton MO Pvt Bryce Gautier 22 Cypress CA Cpl Jason Pautsch 20 Davenport IO Sgt […]