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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

[haw-info] HAW Notes, 1/29/13: Conference; Iraq report; links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here a couple of notes, plus links to recent articles of interest.

1. Information about the April 5-7 HAW conference on "The New Faces of War," in Baltimore, is at www.historiansagainstwar.org/conf2013. The site contains a link to the registration page (the early registration fee is $50, or $30 at the student-or-low-income rate).  The full program is not yet posted, but will be soon; panels that are either complete or almost complete have a total of more than 70 participants.

2. Mike Zweig of US Labor Against the War has placed on-line his report-back on a December 2012 trip to take part in the fourth Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Inititiative conference, with over 100 images as the backdrop to his talk.  It is at

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"'Disturbing and 'Misleading'"

By Steve Coll, New York Review of Books, February 7 issue
On the treatment of torture in the film Zero Dark Thirty

"The Force: How Much Military Is Enough?"
By Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, posted January 28
The author teaches history at Harvard University

"Kirakou and Stuxnet: The Danger of the Still-Escalating Obama Whistleblower War"
By Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian, posted January 27

"How Did the Gates of Hell Open in Vietnam?"
By Jonathan Schell, TomDispatch.com, posted January 17
Review of Nick Turse's new book Anything That Moves

"Eight Things I Miss about the Cold War"
By Jonathan Wiener, TomDispatch.com, posted January 15
The author teaches history at the University of California, Irvine

"America's Strategic Stupidity: Obama's New Foreign Policy Team Must Beware of Generals Bearing Predictions"
By Andrew J. Bacevich, The Spectator, posted January 13
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University

"Obama's Empire: Has America's Commitment to a Global Reign Deepened?"
By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, USA Today, posted January 13
Peter Kuznick teaches history at American University

"The War in Libya Was Seen as a Success, Now Here We Are Engaging with the Blowback in Mali"
By Owen Jones, The Independent, posted January 13

"Waking Up in Tehran"
By David Swanson, War Is a Crime.org, posted January 11
Sheds light on the story depicted in the movie Argo

"Oliver Stone, Obama, and the War in Vietnam"
By Michael D. Yates, CounterPunch.org, posted January 10

Thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, Mim Jackson, James Swarts, and Jerry Lembcke for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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