About Face. Military Resisters Turn Against War by Buff Whitman-Bradley, Sarah Lazare, Cynthia Whitman-Bradley

By Buff Whitman-Bradley, Sarah Lazare, Cynthia Whitman-Bradley

Veterans of modern conflicts describe their person trips from uncooked recruit to struggle resister during this choice of testimonials. even though it isn't really good publicized, the lengthy culture of refusing to struggle unjust wars maintains this day in the American army. The tales during this ebook offer an intimate, sincere examine the private transformation of every of those adolescents and whilst represent a strong argument opposed to militarization and never-ending battle. additionally integrated are unique interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg addressing the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan and the position civilian and GI resistance performs in bringing the troops domestic.

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Over 150 GIs have publicly refused service and spoken out against the wars, all risking prison and some serving long sentences. S. war resisters are currently taking refuge in Canada. Countless others leave quietly, disappearing from the ranks, unrecorded by the military. S. military decide to resist service. S. military. They tell of how they couldn’t survive another deployment, having already faced two, three, or four, in an exhausted and overextended fighting force. Some tell of resisting because of what they witnessed or were made to do in wars and occupations defined by high civilian death tolls and constant indigenous insurgency.

These realities set the stage for GI resistance in today’s military. The ranks are filled with people who are angry and disillusioned by what they have been made to do for a war they never believed in but only signed up to fight so that they could climb out of poverty. The military rarely delivers on its promise to pull troops out of poverty, or even to take care of them adequately when they return from war with deep mental and physical wounds. Whether it is because of a growing awareness that the wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan are brutal and unjust, or disillusionment with the military’s failure to deliver on its promises, or some combination of these and other reasons, GI resistance within our “all-volunteer” military is alive and well.

I also got to the point where I was being irresponsible with my money because my conscience didn’t feel that I deserved that money. It was coming from taxpayers who were having the wool pulled over their eyes. So I felt that by being part of the military organization that I was deceiving the American people and it was horrible. Home on Leave and AWOL Again I had sort of known before I took my leave that I might not return. I had kind of prepared myself to make the decision when I got home as to whether I was going to return or not.

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