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Danny Sjursen

Danny Sjursen

Danny Sjursen is a retired US Army officer, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy (CIP), and director of the soon-to-launch Eisenhower Media Network (EMN). His work has appeared in the NY Times, LA Times, The Nation, Common Dreams, Huff Post, The Hill, Salon, Mother Jones, ScheerPost, and TomDispatch, among other publications. He served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at West Point. He is the author of a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, "Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge" (2015) and "Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War" (2020).  Along with fellow vet Chris "Henri" Henriksen, he co-hosts the podcast “Fortress on a Hill.” Follow him on Twitter @SkepticalVet and on his website.

Articles by this author

 

Biden Is Following a Failed Blueprint for Forever War

Bombing Syria and excusing the crimes of the Saudi crown prince won’t bring us any closer to a withdrawal from the Middle East.

Danny Sjursen ·


Peering Into a Forever-War Crystal Ball

A Bidenesque tour of America's regional and global military adventures.

Danny Sjursen ·



What If They Called an Election and Nothing Changed in the War State?

Foreign policy, sacred cows, and the U.S. Military.

Danny Sjursen ·


Undercover Patriots

Trump, Tulsa, and the rise of military dissent.

Danny Sjursen ·


Rename the Army Posts—These 10 Soldiers Deserve the Honor

The police killing of George Floyd has brought renewed attention to this absurd practice, in which U.S. Army and Army National Guard installations across the South bear the names of secessionist generals.

Andrew Bacevich ·


The Coming of a Social-Distancing Version of War

The future of forever war, American-style.

Danny Sjursen ·


Romance Is the New Realism: Eugene Debs and the Age of Corona

In this pandemic-era, it has become increasingly clear that we are only as healthy as the least insured—hence the poorest—in our society. 

Danny Sjursen ·

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