Wednesday, January 06, 2010

A New 2010 and More Stories from Historians Against War (HAW)

Every few weeks the Historians Against War (HAW) put out a list of the more current and important articles on America and its world of war. Here are the newest in 2010.

Read and weep.

Or

Read, Organize and Stop it Now.


Links to Recent Articles of Interest



“Serial Catastrophes in Afghanistan Threaten Obama Policy”

http://www.juancole.com/2010/01/serial-catastrophes-in-afghanistan.html

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment web site, posted January 4



The $30bn Pair of Underpants
http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/01/20101391534922682.html
By Mark LeVine, Aljazeera.net, posted January 4

“Obama’s Post-Modern War of Attrition”
http://www.counterpunch.org/bacevich01012010.html
By Andrew Bacevich, CounterPunch, January 1-3 edition, originally published in New York Daily News

“Catcher’s Mitt: Obama, Pakistan and the Afghan Wars to Come”
http://www.merip.org/mero/mero123109.html
By Graham Usher, Middle East Report Online, posted December 31

“The Moment That Changed Afghanistan”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/dec/28/afghanistan-1979-america-intervention/print

By Stephen Kinzer, The Guardian, posted December 28



“The Revolution Will Be Mercantilized”

http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=22602

By Ali Ansari, The National Interest online, Posted December 21

on the Revolutionary Guard in Iran; the author teaches history at St. Andrews University



“The Best Argument for the Afghan War - and What’s Wrong with It”

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/507353/print

By Jon Wiener, The Nation blog, posted December 17


“Obama’s Indecent Interval: Despite the U.S. President’s Pleas to the Contrary, the War in Afghanistan Looks More Like Vietnam than Ever”

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/12/10/sorry_obama_afghanistans_your_vietnam

By Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason, Foreign Policy, December 10



“Was Kosovo the Good War?”

http://www.tikkun.org/article.php/jul_09_gibbs

By David Gibbs, Tikkun, July-August 2009
The author teaches history and government at the University of Arizona




Suggestions for inclusion in these lists are welcome: they can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com. Members of the working group for this project are Matt Bokovoy, Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, Jim O'Brien, Maia Ramnath, and Sarah Shields.

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