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June 23, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Praise to Obama for bringing him home, but scorn for an endless war

Five more U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan June 10 [“5 US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan,” Nation & World, June 10]. They were killed by a NATO airstrike, so-called “friendly fire.” Who is to blame for these deaths? Certainly not Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who did not order U.S. troops into…


Comments | More in Afghanistan | Topics: Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl, Gerry Condon

June 9, 2014 at 6:26 PM

D-Day anniversary: The courage to withstand war

D-Day, June 6. I have never witnessed a World War II memorial that did not contain subliminal messages, planted by the arms manufacturers and their media propagandists, about the glory of “The Good War” [“History, politics can’t keep Putin away from D-Day observance,” Nation and World, June 4] World War II was not good….


Comments | More in war | Topics: Bowe Bergdahl, D-Day, Fred LaMotte

June 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Bowe Bergdahl’s release sets a bad precedent

Is a hero coming home or a deserter? It seems we can’t quite yet entirely be sure [“Officials: Threat to Bergdahl’s life led to action,” Nation & World, June 5]. Though, one would think, you better be when you’re prepared to trade a potent group of Taliban associates — each of whom would not…


Comments | More in Afghanistan | Topics: Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl, Michael E. White