By Buff Whitman-Bradley, Sarah Lazare, Cynthia Whitman-Bradley
Veterans of contemporary conflicts describe their person trips from uncooked recruit to warfare resister during this choice of testimonials. even though it isn't good publicized, the lengthy culture of refusing to struggle unjust wars maintains at the present time in the American army. The tales during this ebook supply an intimate, sincere examine the private transformation of every of those youngsters and while represent a robust argument opposed to militarization and unending warfare. additionally integrated are specific interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg addressing the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan and the function civilian and GI resistance performs in bringing the troops domestic.
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While I was in Fallujah, I was also the adjusting “A” gunner for my mortar platoon, and we spent about two weeks or so lobbing mortars at Fallujah and then we maintained a presence there for another two weeks to a month before we went back to Haditha. Once we were in Haditha again, my platoon was split basically into two provisional rifle platoons. Because of my language skills, I was attached to the one that was stationed in the Haditha police department where we stayed for a couple of months, basically guarding the police, the police station, while other units of the Marine Corps were to help aid the police in taking over security of their own town.
Samantha sought help and support from the Army and received none. Her emotional difficulties continued through Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and her deployment to Iraq where she worked as an Army journalist. What she did and experienced in Iraq deepened her opposition to a war she had never believed in. S. on leave, Samantha decided to go AWOL rather than go back to the Middle East. At the time I joined the Army in 2006, I was going through a lot. In April of that year, I’d been in an inpatient program in my local hospital for a deep depression and kind of an inability to cope with society.
I suspect that his policies, I had assumed in advance, it’s becoming more and more clear right now, that his policies would be pretty much those of the second Bush administration, not the first one which was kind of off the spectrum, but the second one. But prettified, more pleasant rhetoric, kind of a nice tone, and so on, and the peace movement’s going to have to adjust to that. There’s an understandable but highly misguided attempt to try to give an interpretation to what he does that’s favorable to our own aims, but has no basis in fact.
About Face. Military Resisters Turn Against War by Buff Whitman-Bradley, Sarah Lazare, Cynthia Whitman-Bradley