Tag Archives: Cultural Change

They Lied, It Really Is That Simple – Viet Nam

“…Even as [President Johnson] resisted JCS requests to intensify the air campaign, he emphasized the ground war in the South. Sending US troops to fight in the South seemed the least expensive course of action [italics mine] in terms of … Continue reading

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What Can Happen While Our Attention is Elsewhere – Mike Stuchbery

Gentle Reader – I need to explain a couple of things. Firstly, this started as a Health Blog and continues to be one. Yet as you can see from the Headers of the “Home” page, I define health rather broadly. … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? – Violent Authoritarianism or Fascism in America?

“…Speculations about the future depend upon an accurate analysis of the past…” [1]   Sweeping our country today is a serious menace. One of racism and its brother, anti-Semitism; abuse of refugees and their children; separation of children from parents, … Continue reading

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A Taste of What We Need To Do: Is “Medicare For All” Enough?

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Gentle Reader – Here are a couple of pieces I wrote rapidly and placed on Twitter recently. I have begun work on a book, directed at my fellow citizens, to discuss these issues. read and comment please! The first part … Continue reading

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act – Be Afraid

Gentle Readers – this was published this morning in the Daily Item, the paper for this area of Pennsylvania. I grant that it is not measured and without passion. But then, if you have read anything I have written, you … Continue reading

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What Is a Country For? Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Best Defense Posted by Rebecca Gordon at 7:31am, January 10, 2017. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. At the height of the George W. Bush years, a bit of a TomDispatch piece would sometimes be reposted at a right-wing website with a … Continue reading

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PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR A POST-SADDAM HUSSEIN IRAQ, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003

SECTION 6.5 PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR A POST-SADDAM HUSSEIN IRAQ, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..309 Second round of inter-agency talks, Washington, 22 January 2003 …………………………309 Follow-up to the inter-agency talks ……………………………………………………………….326 The UK Common Document …………………………………………………………………………327 Post-conflict discussions … Continue reading

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THE INVASION

SECTION 8 THE INVASION The Report of the Iraq Inquiry 2 The transition to post-conflict operations ……………………………………………………….. 90 Phase IV military planning papers ………………………………………………………………….. 90 The relationship between the UK military and ORHA …………………………………………. 102 Extension of the UK AO … Continue reading

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MARCH TO 22 MAY 2003

SECTION 9.1 MARCH TO 22 MAY 2003 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..132 March 2003 ……………………………………………………………………………………………….132 April 2003 ………………………………………………………………………………………………..146 May 2003 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….175 The Report of the Iraq Inquiry 132 Introduction 1. This Section addresses: • the evolution of the UK’s non-military relationship with … Continue reading

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The Sick and the Poor – Trump’s First Victims

Gentle Reader – About 20 million of you, who were helped by President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Car Act (ObamaCare, The ACA) are about to be thrown to the wolves by an Administration – the Trump Administration – that … Continue reading

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