The American Military’s Repetition-Compulsion Complex 

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by Ann Jones Here we go again! Years after most Americans forgot about the longest war this country ever fought, American soldiers are again being deployed to Afghanistan. For almost 16 years now, at the command of three presidents and a sadly forgettable succession… Continue Reading  

How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home

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by Ann Jones A friend of mine, a Vietnam vet, told me about a veteran of the Iraq War who, when some civilian said, “Thank you for your service,” replied: “I didn’t serve, I was used.” That got me thinking… Continue Reading  

Afghanistan “After” the American War

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by Ann Jones Ten months ago, on December 28, 2014, a ceremony in Kabul officially marked the conclusion of America’s very long war in Afghanistan. President Obama called that day “a milestone for our country.” After more than 13 years,… Continue Reading  

The Glimmers of a New Afghanistan?

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by Ann Jones I went to Kabul, Afghanistan, in March to see old friends.  By chance, I arrived the day after a woman had been beaten to death and burned by a mob of young men.  The world would soon… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Ann Jones, Can Women Make Peace?

Why Peace Is the Business of Men (But Shouldn’t Be) A Modest Proposal for the Immodest Brotherhood of Big Men By Ann Jones Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com Looking for a way out of Afghanistan?  Maybe it’s time to try something… Continue Reading