Brock McIntosh

Brock McIntosh served 8 years in the Army National Guard as a combat MP, including a tour in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009. He is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and has been involved in numerous veteran support and advocacy organizations. He is currently a Harry S. Truman Scholar pursuing an MPA at New York University.

Articles by this author

"A working class boy from Illinois sent halfway around the world to kill a young farmer. How did we get here? How did this crazy war economy come to be?" (Photo: Philip Lederer) Views
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
It’s Time to Transform the War Economy
This piece is adapted from a speech given by Brock McIntosh at a mass meeting for the Poor People’s Campaign . I’m here to speak to you today about one of Dr. King’s triple evils: militarism . As an Afghanistan War veteran, I’d like to highlight an aspect of his warning about militarism, when he...
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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
As a Veteran, I See ‘American Sniper’ as Dangerous, But Not for the Reasons You’d Think
After watching the movie “American Sniper,” I called a friend named Garett Reppenhagen who was an American sniper in Iraq. He deployed with a cavalry scout unit from 2004 to 2005 and was stationed near FOB Warhorse. I asked him if he thought this movie really mattered. “Every portrayal of a...
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