Moral Injury: Another Hidden Wound of War

February 24th, 2013

By Jan Barry Often lost in the translation of war, for soldiers as well as folks back home, is that much of what goes on in a war is a moral outrage. After a decade and more of warfare by American military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere in hot pursuit of elusive bands […]


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Having Tested One Nuclear Device this Month, What Might North Korea Do for an Encore?

February 16th, 2013

By Dan Miller More tests, probably, in partnership with Iran. Meanwhile, the U.S. and her allies want to limit North Korea’s access to gold while increasing Iran’s access, making them even happier sellers and buyers.


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North Korea’s Nukes and the Ferocious Kim Jong-un

January 30th, 2013

By Dan Miller Will the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) test another atomic bomb soon and will the test “target” the United States? It seems likely, but how might it be done?


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Update: Agent Orange’s Toxic Trail

January 28th, 2013

By Jan Barry In the seaside city of Da Nang, Vietnam, a clean-up is underway to remove dioxin-contaminated soil at a former U.S. military air base. Some 8,500 miles to the east, another clean-up is underway to remove dioxin hot spots along the Passaic River in Newark, NJ and upstream, where tides and floods have […]


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Winning Hearts and Minds

January 27th, 2013

By Jan Barry Fifty years ago, I turned 20 in Saigon, a very drunk and slap happy soldier in the service of the US Military Assistance Command Vietnam. We were making war, when we weren’t doing Happy Hours in every bar from Soc Trang to Da Nang, under slick counter-insurgency slogans like “Winning Hearts and […]


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