At our recent Peacemaker Dinner on May 16th 2013, Matt Hoh explained how the U.S. alliance with the Karzai government has in effect undermined its own mission in Afghanistan. Listen to the video and learn the meaning of the military’s acronym VICE and why the Taliban is stronger than ever.
June 28th 2012 Fear can be a great motivator – and a great manipulator. Those who oppose cuts to military funding play on our fears to convince us that any reduction in the defense budget would be a dangerous threat to our national security and to our economy. But is this level of more »
Letter to the Editor, by Betsy Crites. Published March 2nd 2012, News & Observer. As Afghanistan comes unraveled and U.S. officials scramble to justify 11 years of war, four North Carolina members of Congress signed a letter to President Obama saying it’s time to leave, and sooner is better than later. As The N&O reported, more »
The Town Hall Meeting in Raleigh, February 20th, brought together 150 peace advocates to send the message for a need to reorder our priorities. We need to “Bring Our War Dollars Home and Restore Our Communities.“ The keynote speaker was Matthew Hoh, a former Marine and State Dept. official who resigned his post in more »
As much as I would like to believe our officials’ statements about progress in our 10 year war in Afghanistan, there are three issues I find troubling. The first has to do with reports that 25% of Afghan soldier and police trainees desert their forces after they have received their enrollment bonus, training and weapons. more »