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Reader input: ‘War’ won’t fix social problems
Thursday May 28 2015
In my lifetime of 64 years, 54 of which I could truly comprehend, declaring war has been a big part of political policy to address social problems. Using the war metaphor for eve ...
Reader Input: US ignores root of global conflict
Wednesday Sep 24 2014
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
Thursday Sep 18 2014
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
Wednesday Jan 08 2014
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
Thursday Jan 02 2014
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
Friday Nov 15 2013
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
Wednesday Sep 11 2013
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?
Sunday Sep 08 2013
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
Wednesday Sep 04 2013
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?
Thursday Apr 25 2013
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
Tuesday Jan 29 2013
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 ...
Enough with ‘cannon fodder’
Wednesday Mar 21 2012
The hawks, who are always pushing for war, should take note of 38-year-old Robert Bales and the tragedy in Afghanistan. Enough is enough! This young man is somebody’s son, husban ...
Vietnam vets still comrades
Wednesday Mar 21 2012
I was in the waiting room of the Auburn Veteran’s Administration’s health care clinic when a man came in to sit across from me. He was wearing a well-worn baseball cap with lar ...
War budget must be slashed
Thursday Feb 16 2012
At a time when budgets are tight, and programs and services in our community are being cut back, the Pentagon budget keeps getting bigger. The Secretary of Defense announced on Ja ...
Consider war’s unintended consequences
Monday Jan 16 2012
Rob Howard and Donna Arz have reason to suggest a more balanced reaction to the incident of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses (Journal, Jan. 15). As is well-known in all of our ...
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