[act-ma] 12/05 Beyond Afghanistan: Patriotic Dissent Against U.S. Militarism" with Maj. Danny Sjursen ~ Music David Rovics
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CCB Sun. Dec. 5th: "Beyond Afghanistan: Patriotic Dissent Against U.S.
Militarism" with Maj. Danny Sjursen ~ Music David Rovics
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Sunday, December 5, 2021, 11 a.m.
"Beyond Afghanistan: Patriotic Dissent Against U.S. Militarism”
with Maj. Danny Sjursen
Music by David Rovics
Maj. Sjursen will begin with the current hot topic, to an extent, of the
relatively recent Afghanistan withdrawal and the failure of the war
effort there. He will explain the scope and scale of ongoing U.S.
military operations – a new "American Way of War" waged in the shadows
as a nearly invisible campaign of abstraction. It pivots towards an
acknowledgment that war is now waged for profit, profiting a select
few–now loaded with blood money; blood, however, that's on all of our hands.
*• Maj. Danny Sjursen* is a retired U.S. Army officer, the director of
the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN), a senior fellow at the Center for
International Policy (CIP), contributing editor at Antiwar.com, and
co-hosts the podcast “Fortress on a Hill.” His work has appeared in the
NY Times, LA Times, The Nation, The Hill, Salon, The American
Conservative, and Mother Jones, among other publications. He served
combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and taught history at West Point.
He is the author of three books, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers,
Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge, Patriotic Dissent: America in the
Age of Endless War, and most recently A True History of the United
States. Follow him on Twitter @SkepticalVet.
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