By Buff Whitman-Bradley, Sarah Lazare, Cynthia Whitman-Bradley

ISBN-10: 1604866071

ISBN-13: 9781604866070

Veterans of contemporary conflicts describe their person trips from uncooked recruit to conflict resister during this selection of testimonials. even though it isn't really good publicized, the lengthy culture of refusing to struggle unjust wars maintains this day in the American army. The tales during this e-book supply an intimate, sincere examine the private transformation of every of those youth and whilst represent a robust argument opposed to militarization and unending battle. 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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Maybe it’s an expression of hope, but sooner or later, and I’d hope sooner, the facts should be faced without illusion. To the extent that Obama’s considering continuing what are criminal policies both domestically and internationally, well, yes that should be confronted without any escape hatch, like, well he’s really trying but he can’t do it because of Congress or something like that. Let’s face the reality. So when he expands the wars in what’s now called AfPak, okay, we should face that he’s expanding them because he wants to expand them.

A lot of what they were talking about was that they didn’t understand why they were there. For me, this is a really big problem, because I’m the type of person that has to have a clear plan as to what’s going on so I can effectively do my job, especially if I’m going to be in a combat zone. It didn’t make any sense to me that the soldiers didn’t see any type of benefit as to why we were there and what our mission was. So it started me thinking, maybe we might have actually made a mistake. I started wondering, “Okay, why are we here?

No part of this book may be transmitted by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. org 510-488-3559 Printed by the Employee Owners of Thomson-Shore in Dexter, Michigan. J. S. S. S. government. In the past several years, tens of thousands of service members have resisted illegal war and occupation in a number of different ways: by going AWOL, seeking conscientious objector status or a discharge, asserting the right to speak out against injustice from within the military, and, for a relative few, publicly refusing to fight.

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