If America accepts the idea of fighting endless wars, it will have to accept that the costs of war are also endless.
After 13 years covering the U.S. war on drugs in Colombia, an investigative reporter begins a new journey with his family—learning how to live with an invisible illness.
Chris Hedges and two combat veterans analyze the realities of American intervention in the Middle East and explain why the brutalized become brutal.
In an open letter to President Obama, the four accuse him of creating and carrying out “one of the most devastating forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world.” And for speaking this important truth, they have suffered greatly.
For the past three years, members of Veterans For Peace and their allies have gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Lower Manhattan on the date of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan to mark another year of a war and call for peace. This year, they were finally able to do so without facing a small army of police threatening arrest.
The topic of racism often generates discussions of justice, equality, freedom and human rights. But what about trauma?
Sexual assault is a major reason for the growing number of homeless female veterans.
“You are,” Dr. Hassan al-Zeyada says, “like a prison doctor treating a victim of torture, making the prisoner healthy to be interrogated and tortured again.”