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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[haw-info] HAW Notes 12/10/14, including links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here are a couple of notes, followed by our occasional listing of recent articles of interest.

1. The Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee is continuing to accumulate signatures on its open letter to the head of the Pentagon's official Vietnam War commission. The letter, along with a form for signing and an alphabetized list of the 1,000-plus signers so far, is available here.

2. The Peace Studies Journal is soliciting papers for an issue on "Confronting the Environmental Impacts of War"; information is available from Joel Helfrich at helf0010@umn.edu.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Adam Hochschild, TomDispatch.com, posted December 9

By William R. Polk, History News Network, posted December 7
The author is a former State Department official who has written widely on the recent history of the Middle East.

By Daniel L. Davis, The American Conservative, posted December 1.
The author is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Stanley Kutler, History News Network, posted November 26
The author is a professor of history emeritus at the University of Wisconsin; the article concerns the Pentagon's depiction of the history of the Vietnam War.

By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, posted November 26
The author teaches history at Tufts University.

By Tom Hayden, The Nation, posted November 26
On the CIA and the National Student Association

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted November 25

By Andrew J. Bacevich, Tom Dispatch.com, posted November 23
The author, retired from teaching history at Boston University, is a fellow at Columbia University's School of Public and International Affairs.

By William R. Polk, History News Network, posted November 23
Makes comparison between the Vietnam and Iraq wars

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, AlterNet.org, posted November 20

The above list was edited by Steve Gosch and Jim O'Brien with thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall and Mim Jackson for suggesing articles that are included. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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