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The Soldier's Tale: A Man Who Went to War and Realized His Side Was the Enemy
"I was blindly following orders. I was inflicting violence on the poorest people on earth. How is there any morality in that?"
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Take This Empire and Shove It: Openly Hostile to Capitalism, Outspoken U.S. Army Lieutenant Resigns
"I would encourage all soldiers who have a conscience to lay down their arms and join me and so many others who are willing to stop serving the agents of imperialism and join us in a revolutionary movement."
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Ken Burns and Lynne Novick’s “Vietnam War” series does not deserve a “Best Documentary” award. (Photo: Getty) Views
Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series
“In this war-torn world, what is desperately needed – but what Burns and Novick fail to convey – is an honest rendering of that war to help the American people avoid yet more catastrophic wars.”
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My Answer to 'Thank You For Your Service'
On Memorial Day, we shouldn't just honor our fallen brethren with a moment of silence. We should also question why they died.
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Memorial Day – 7 Facts Documenting Our Neglect of Millions of Veterans
Politicians who preach patriotism would do well to address these issues
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'This Is on Trump': VA Pick Ronny Jackson Withdraws as Reports of Misconduct and Lack of Vetting Swirl
"Don't blame anyone but the Trump administration and their complete lack of professional vetting and experienced personnel."
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Amid Allegations of Misconduct, Did Trump Just Throw His VA Nominee Under the Bus?
Concerns about Dr. Ronny Jackson have stemmed, at least in part, from observations shared by whistleblowers inside the White House that "suggest a pattern of behavior, not just one or two isolated incidents."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Shulkin's Ouster Is Really All About Koch Brothers' Privatization Push
"This is part of a broader approach of the Trump administration," the senator says.
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Warnings of Koch Brothers Influence After Shulkin Says VA Privatization Advocates Forced Him Out
"Shulkin is obviously correct that privatization push is political, but important to understand that it's also ideological: VA is govt-run healthcare that works, and for free market fundamentalists this simply must not be allowed to exist."
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Sanders Warns Against VA Privatization After Trump Tweets Shulkin's Ouster
"Every major veterans’ organization in this country vigorously opposes the privatization of the VA," said Senator Bernie Sanders in response. "I stand with them."
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