war

Reader Input: US ignores root of global conflict

As a young American I am indeed concerned by President Obama’s speech last week and current stance on the “ISIS” problem. I am concerned because it follows the sa ...

Reader Input: Pay or don’t wage war

The chicken hawks beating the war drums need to tell us where the funding will come from. Congress should pass a war tax (Vietnam had a war surcharge) so all Americans pay or don&r ...

Reader Input: For veterans, gloomy years ahead

I am a Vietnam veteran and a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. I am more than familiar with the plight that the vets of that war have endured: drugs, alcohol, crime, ...

Reader Input: US should mind its business

Is the U.S. trying to provoke another war? Recently, B-52’s flew into a disputed area in the East China Sea. The dispute is over islands claimed by China and Japan. Even thou ...

Reader Input: Vietnam vets shown kindness at last

I was very bitter for some time over the treatment that my fellow Vietnam vets and I received when we returned from our tours in combat. The thought of how we were received haunt ...

Reader Input: Pressure officials to avoid Syria strike

You have got to be kidding. After over a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan we are now being asked to endorse a third military misadventure in Syria. The solid advice of the Ame ...

Another View: How much is a little bit of war?

WASHINGTON — Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant. History and human experience tell us that neither is possible, yet we seem bent on believing it ...

Reader Input: Cruise missiles wrong response

Our history is replete with reasons to go to war that later look very suspicious to historians. The 1848 war against Mexico was over alleged firing at U.S. troops by Mexican sold ...

Reader Input: Who’s ready to take blame?

Re: “Don’t blame seniors for this,” Dale Smith, Reader Input, April 11: Dale, if we seniors are not to blame, then who is? Or rather what is? The Vietnam War ...

Reader Input: Citizens won intimidation revolution

We are witnesses to an historic moment, where the people of the United States, in a most spectacular way, won a war. History teaches us that the Second Amendment right to keep and ...