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

From Bouncer to Buddhist by US Geological Survey

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.

Even The Strongest Men Break Down And Cry When Love Arrives

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A marine gets a surprise visit from his wife.

The Unnatural Desert of War

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First, there was a war on crime, then a war on drugs and then a war on war.

How Will the Syrian War be resolved?

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The Syrian crisis calls for broad multilateral negotiations involving the entire Middle East and not just focussed on one troubled country.

The Story of Reckless: The War Hero You Never Knew Of

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You’ve heard of the famous racing ones: Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral. But there’s one horse– a decorated military hero– you haven’t heard of. It’s the story of Sgt. Reckless, the little chestnut Mongolian mare.

Why Won’t Major Media Report on Muslims Combatting Terrorism?

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The terrible truth of the media: war sells, peace doesn’t.

The Breech

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Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.

The Rhetorical Question of War

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“Why are we even still sending people over there?”

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All Vietnam veterans have stories. Allen Fraser Clark’s involves a child, a game, and a tragedy.