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War, Liberalism, Trust in Government: The Many Casualties of LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

The Johnson administration was looking for a pretext to escalate the war. "We don't know what happened," National Security Adviser Walter W. Rostow told the president after Congress passed the resolution, "but it had the desired result."

"God Bless All of You on the Earth"

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact
John W. Whitehead

On December 21, 1968, the Apollo 8 spaceship blasted its way through the earth's atmosphere to begin the first U.S. mission to orbit the moon. During the ninth lunar revolution, the astronauts read the story of creation from the Bible.

Barry One-Term and the Lesser Depression

Larry Abrams | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Larry Abrams

On November 30, 1967 Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota declared his candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for president against the sitting Democ...

Obama's Vietnam

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Going beyond a surface-level reading one finds a number of eerie similarities between Afghanistan and Vietnam in terms of military, political and strategic blunders committed by the U.S.

Virginia Woolf's Spirit Lives in Afghanistan

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

The question we must ask ourselves is whether our presence in Afghanistan will harm or hurt women, not whether we can use them as an excuse for an ongoing military assault of Afghanistan.

In Memoriam

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Murray Fromson

Having reported on more than a dozen wars, I've come in contact with a countless number of generals. But Fred Weyand was a memorable one, an acquaintance that I daresay blossomed into a friendship.

Afghanistan, "So It Goes"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As with Vietnam, the problem in Afghanistan is political, not military. The United States can stay there forever if we want to -- but is it worth it?

The Ghosts of Vietnam Haunt Washington

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The American general Stanley McChrystal's news that America risks losing Afghanistan is a bombshell. Washington has spent some $250 billion there since 2001.

Make Guacamole, Not War

Jim Benning | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Benning

Michoacan -- once a sleepy, humble, unselfconscious Mexican haven -- is now center stage in Mexico's drug war.