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Thursday, October 22, 2009

[haw-info] links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

 

This is the fourth biweekly mailing of links to 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.

 

Sincerely,

Matt Bokovoy,

Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg

Jim O'Brien

Maia Ramnath

Sarah Shields

 

 

"What the U.S. Military Can't Do"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175130/nick_turse_what_the_u_s_military_can_t_do

By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted October 22

(historically based article on Afghanistan focusing on US military's inability to "seal the deal" in previous wars)

 

"Lessons from the Long War and a Blowback World"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175128/will_today_s_u_s_armed_ally_be_tomorrow_s_enemy_

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted October 18

 

"Fighting the Taliban: What, Exactly, is Being Fought in Afghanistan?"

http://www.counterpunch.org/pirbhai10142009.html]

By M. Reza Pirbhal, CounterPunch.org, posted October 14

(long article on US involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan by a Louisiana State U. historian)

 

"Left and Right Against War"

http://hnn.us/articles/117914.html

By Murray Polner, History News Network 9hnn.com), posted October 12 

 

"Afghanistan - The Proxy War"

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2009/10/11/afghanistan___the_proxy_war/

By Andrew Bacevich, Boston Globe, posted October 11

 

"Apocalypse Then, Afghanistan Now"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175125/william_astore_apocalypse_then_afghanistan_now

By William Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted October 11

 

"Obama's Prize, Wilson's Legacy"

http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/118215.html

By John Milton Cooper, History News Network (hnn.com), Posted October 11

 

"War and Peace Prizes"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/oct/09/nobel-peace-prize-war-obama

By Howard Zinn, The Guardian, posted October 9

 

"Unintended Consequences in Nuclear Pakistan"

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20091009_unintended_consequences_in_nuclear_pakistan/

By Fred Branfman, TruthDig.com, posted October 9

 

"Honduran Coup Regime in Crisis"

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/10/09-0

By Greg Grandin, CommonDreams.com, posted October 9

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