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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

[haw-info] recent on-line articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,


On behalf of the HAW Steering Committee, we plan to send a message every two weeks with links to on-line articles that provide historical background on HAW-relevant topics.  Suggestions for inclusion are welcome: they can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Members of the working group for this project are listed below.



Matt Bokovoy

Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg

Jim O'Brien

Maia Ramnath

Sarah Shields


"Our Laws Condone Torture"


By Juan Cole in Salon.com, posted September 8


"The Phoenix Program Was a Disaster in Vietnam and Would Be in Afghanistan--And the NYT Should Know That"


By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted September 7


"These Colors Run Red!: The U.S. Follows the Soviet Union into Afghanistan"


By Andrew J. Bacevic, The American Conservative, October 1, 2009 issue


"Battle for Honduras—and the Region"

By Greg Grandin, The Nation, August 31 issue


"From My Lai to Lockerbie"


By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted August 30


"Saigon 2009: Afghanistan Is Today's Vietnam. No Question Mark Needed." 


By Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason, foreignpolicy.com, posted August 20


"Lesson of Vietnam Lost in Afghanistan"


By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig, posted August 20

"Is Obama Aware of the History of Failure that Marks Our Drug War in Latin America?"


By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted August 17  

In addition, this week's "Life during Wartime" cartoon by Josh Brown, posted on the HAW home page (http://www.historiansagainstwar.org), offers a chilling parallel between Afghanistan and Vietnam.



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