Leah Bolger

Leah Bolger spent 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy and retired in 2000 at the rank of Commander.  She is currently a full-time peace activist and serves as the President of Veterans For Peace.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 3:27pm
Veterans for Peace Appeals for Peace, Not War on Iran
This is an urgent appeal from Veterans For Peace. We are an organization of U.S. veterans formed in 1985 to try to bring an end to war. VFP is a non-profit organization recognized by the UN as an NGO.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 11:27am
Need to Talk Sense to Netanyahu
Recalling President George Washington’s farewell advice against tying the United States too closely to any foreign nation, Veterans for Peace urges President Obama to publicly warn Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu against attacking Iran with the expectation of U.S. military support. MEMORANDUM FOR : The President FROM : Veterans for Peace SUBJECT : You Need to Talk Sense to Netanyahu
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 8:19am
Why You Won’t See Veterans For Peace on the Cover of TIME Magazine
The cover of the August 29, 2011 issue of TIME magazine features five members of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), with the caption “The New Greatest Generation.” The point of author Joe Klein’s article is that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a new kind of veteran who is “bringing skills that seem to be on the wane in American society, qualities we really need now: crisp decision making, rigor, optimism, entrepreneurial creativity, a larger
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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 10:50am
Our Afghan War: Immoral, Illegal, Ineffective... and It Costs Too Much
The Afghanistan War. War itself is inherently immoral, but especially so when the fight is not between two state-sponsored militaries, but rather between a military superpower and a third-world country with 70% of its populace living in rural areas without electricity or running water and whose citizens do not even know why they are being attacked. It has been illegal from the outset in that it was waged against a sovereign country which was no threat to us, ignoring international law, and without adequate Congressional approval. And by the DoD’s own admission, it ha
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