Gwyn Kirk

Gwyn Kirk is a member of Women for Genuine Security. She holds a Ph.D. in political sociology from the London School of Economics.

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 3:47pm
Agent Orange in Korea
In May, three former U.S. soldiers admitted to dumping hundreds of barrels of chemical substances, including Agent Orange, at Camp Carroll in South Korea in 1978. This explosive news was a harsh reminder to South Koreans of the high costs and lethal trail left behind by the ongoing U.S. military presence.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 8:17am
Democracy Thwarts U.S. Base Plans
This March, the Obamas will touch down in the U.S. territory of Guam, en route to Australia and Indonesia. It’s a big deal for this tiny Pacific island seven-and-a-half hours by plane from Hawaii and, according to airport placards, “where America’s day begins.” Two senators from Guam, Judith P. Guthertz and Rory J. Respicio, have already written to ask the president “to meet a few of your fellow Americans,” instead of the typical orchestrated “pit stop” behind the gates of Andersen Air Force Base.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 10:29am
Fashioning Resistance to Militarism
In the silver lining to the devastating economic crisis, critiques of excessive military spending are now beginning to echo around Capitol Hill and throughout mainstream media. Federal budget priorities - and the billions of dollars tied up in the military budget - are coming under much wider scrutiny.
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