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Veterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace news and analysis from The Nation
May 19, 2022
Anti-War Activists Are Facing a Moral Dilemma
In the face of war’s atrocities, the tyranny of the immediate can be overwhelming—even for those committed to peace.
April 7, 2021
The US Military Is an Extremism Incubator
Many of the January 6 insurrectionists once fought for their country. That shouldn’t come as a surprise.
October 15, 2019
Why Bother Protesting When the President Doesn’t Care?
Richard Nixon told everyone he was indifferent to demonstration—but he was actually obsessed.
May 11, 2017
Why Armed Conflicts Almost Never Achieve Their Stated Goals
When it comes to war, less often accomplishes more.
October 31, 2016
Donald Trump and the Alt-Right Threaten the Values I Fought for in the Navy
As a Muslim-American veteran, I’ve seen the fight against hatred move closer to home.
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July 11, 2016
What a 21st-Century Peace Movement Looks Like
It’s time to address both the violence of militarism abroad and policing at home.
June 9, 2016
The Soldier Whose War Continued Long After He Came Home
Tomas Young was shot and paralyzed just five days after he arrived in Iraq—but that was only the beginning of his story.
April 7, 2016
This Ex–Army Ranger Goes on Missions to High Schools—but Not to Recruit
For a decade, Afghanistan vet Rory Fanning has been battling the desire to inflict pain on himself. Instead, he visits schools.