Veterans & War

Whether it’s the memories of D-Day veterans, news from the “forgotten front” of Afghanistan or the toll that fighting has taken on families of troops here at home, Bill Moyers continues to report on the costs of war here and abroad, and the aftermath for the men and women who’ve been able to come back.

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November 1, 2013 | Blog

What do you think President Obama should do to balance our national security concerns against the killing of innocent civilians? Continue reading

Nine-year-old Nabila Rehman holds a photo with a drawing she made depicting a drone strike that killed her grandmother, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
October 31, 2013 | Blog

In this excerpt from Scahill’s book, Dirty Wars, he wonders how the global war on terror will ever end? Continue reading

German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses her mobile phone at the German Federal Parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany. Merkel is among the world leaders who are trying to cope following allegations of massive electronic monitoring by the U.S. National Security Agency in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
October 31, 2013 | Blog

With friends like US, who needs enemies? The US “now resembles a rogue superpower to an increasingly resistant and restless world.” Continue reading

Tea Party activist and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a rally in front of the World War II Memorial in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 15, 2013 | Blog

It was a clarifying event, highlighting the tea parties’ indifference to the real suffering being caused by the shutdown. Continue reading

Richard Petty
September 27, 2013 | Blog

The well-deserved bragging rights to American exceptionalism are no small matter in this country. So here are eight exceptional(ly dumb) American achievements of the 21st century. Continue reading

Many universities are looking for ways to ease the transition for veterans from combat to the classroom. Colleges across the country are offering veterans-only classes, adding counselors and streamlining the application and financial aid process. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson)
September 19, 2013 | Blog

For-profit colleges are using lobbying muscle and campaign contributions to tip the scales in their favor while students and veterans suffer and taxpayers foot the bill. Continue reading

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles during a rally in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 12, 2013 | Blog

New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s victory is an omen of what may become the defining story of America’s next political era: the challenge, to both parties, from the left. Continue reading

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 9, 2013 | Blog

The Vermont senator fears military intervention in Syria would be a costly mistake at a time when America should focus on serious economic problems closer to home. Continue reading

Protesters against U.S. military action in Syria march to Capitol Hill from the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. President Barack Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to approve the use of force. A final vote in the U.S. Senate is expected at the end of the coming week. A U.S. House vote is likely in the week of Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 9, 2013 | Blog

The real issue for Congress is whether or not to continue relying on “military might as the preferred means of advancing U.S. interests” in the Middle East. Continue reading

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 6, 2013 | Blog

In threatening a unilateral attack on Syria, Barack Obama is undermining one international norm in support of another. Continue reading

Syria President Bashar al-Assad. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
Updated September 11, 2013 | Blog
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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

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

September 6, 2013 | Blog

A devastating drought played a significant role in sparking Syria’s civil war. Is it a harbinger of future climate change-related conflicts? Continue reading

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