The Choice: LBJ’s Decision to go to War in Vietnam

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Fifty years ago Lyndon Johnson made the decision to Americanize the conflict in Vietnam. Why?

In Praise of Snow and Anarchy

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Why it’s good when the city shuts down.

John Boorman’s Real Queen & Country: A Cinematic Master Brings the Love Home

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Likely to be Boorman’s last film, the sequel to Hope and Glory shows us love and war through the prism of a non-conforming, love-struck Bill Rohan.

When To Unleash The Warrior Throughout The World?

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When is war justified on the part of nations in this world? What are the “red lines” that the world needs to enforce? How to be Warriors for good rather than Warriors for ill?

Beautiful, Broken Men

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Elly Taylor takes us inside the ravaged world of PTSD.

‘American Sniper’ : All-American Denial

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“American Sniper” makes not talking about war heroic, while war’s causes, use and impact are exactly what should guide our national conversation.

Why Did I Go to War?

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Vic Sizemore thought he knew why he was going to war. Now, he’s not so sure.

Battle of Midway, photo 80-G-701843

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Von Thompson brings out the horrors and human costs of World War II’s Pacific Theater.

Watching Apocalypse Now

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Michael Frizell writes of Vietnam and the father who was there.

Love Letters

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The tragedy of national and family histories collide in Jung Hae Chae’s tribute to her grandmother.

A Veteran of War, Now A Tortured Man in A Cage

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An Iraq War Veteran, now in jail, shares what War really does to the mind of a man.

Not Humming

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Laura Foley uses brevity and simplicity to make a powerful impact in this prose poem.

Orion

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David Bublitz recalls a letter from his soldier father and what the night sky brought him.

Advanced Warfare and US Foreign Policy

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What “Call of Duty” can tell us about US foreign policy.

From Bouncer to Buddhist—a Journey Towards Peace

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Ty Phillips didn’t think twice about violence, until he started thinking seriously about it. Then everything changed.

‘Working Out’ PTSD – Exercise is a Vital Part of Treatment

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Targeted exercise programs can improve the physical and mental health of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.