Features related to war

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March 31, 2014 | Blog

The food supply will dwindle, and the poor will be hit hardest, but we’ll all be affected as the world becomes more unstable. Continue reading

President Bush, center, stands over a map as he is briefed at Al-Asad Airbase in Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. President Bush made a surprise visit to Iraq on Monday, using the war zone as a backdrop to argue his case that the buildup of U.S. troops is helping stabilizing the nation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
March 4, 2014 | Blog

The US isn’t getting any less powerful, but its power is growing more irrelevant. Continue reading

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February 18, 2014 | Blog

A DoD initiative to educate the public on the history of the Vietnam War is misleading. Continue reading

Despite a dwindling pool of bugler players, Navy veteran and long-time musician Boyce Fowler, photographed keeps the art of Taps alive by playing at military burials at Fort Harrison, Mont. October 2008. (AP Photo/The Independent Record, Lisa Kunkel)
January 14, 2014 | Blog

The United States no longer knows how to win wars, but it continues to start them. Continue reading

Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody.  J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to survive, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2103, in Riverview, Fla. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it supports expanding an enhanced caregivers benefit for grievously wounded veterans but only if Congress comes up with the billions needed to fund it. Congress created the program in 2010, giving caregivers of seriously wounded veterans a stipend, health care and at least 30 days of respite care each year. But it was limited to veterans who served after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Lawmakers told the VA to study the feasibility of expansion after some veterans groups raised questions about fairness.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 15, 2013 | Blog

Many Americans who go off to fight return irreparably damaged. Continue reading

A military honor guard holds the Medal of Honor before President Barack Obama awards it to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

A WWII veteran reflects on the service of men and women who were brave, loyal and heroic — and ordinary. Continue reading

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Guest host Phil Donahue examines the deadly civil war in Syria and the consequences of another American intervention in the Middle East. Our guests include NPR Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos and historian and analyst Andrew Bacevich.

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

NPR’s Middle East correspondent tells guest host Phil Donahue about the growing refugee crisis in Syria — one that the U.N. has called “the great tragedy of this century.” Continue reading

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The military historian and Vietnam veteran talks with guest host Phil Donahue about the questions that need answers before the U.S. intervenes in Syria. Is a military response justified and if we take action, where does it stop? Continue reading

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September 4, 2013

Guest host Phil Donahue examines the deadly civil war in Syria and the consequences of another American intervention in the Middle East. Watch the full show. Continue reading

In this photo taken on a government organized media tour, a Syrian army soldier walks on a street in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Syrian state media accused rebels of using chemical arms on Saturday against government troops trying to storm a contested neighborhood of Damascus, claiming a major army offensive in recent days had forced the opposition fighters to resort to such weapons "as their last card." State TV broadcast images of plastic jugs, gas masks, vials of an unspecified medication, explosives and other items that it said were seized from rebel hideouts. It did not, however, show any video of soldiers reportedly affected by toxic gas in the fighting in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus. (AP Photo)
August 26, 2013 | Blog

Though they admit it won’t end well, pundits are calling for an “intervention” in Syria. Perhaps we should pause for a second to consider whether that’s a good idea. Continue reading

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March 14, 2013 | Blog

With help from ‘Blasty the Drone’, political cartoonist Mark Fiore targets Rand Paul’s filibuster and President Obama’s drone war at home and abroad. Continue reading

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February 11, 2013

In this web extra, Nick Turse tells Bill how the violence asked of soldiers affects their mental health when they leave the military. Continue reading

February 8, 2013 | Book Club
Read the introduction from journalist Nick Turse's book about the shocking history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians.
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February 8, 2013 | Blog

In a 2009 Moyers Moment, the filmmaker describes coping with how the Vietnam War desensitized him to killing. Continue reading

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