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Dissent in Uniform: A Patriotism Most Vital – with Danny Sjursen

April 25 @ 7:00 pm

Still Trapped in a Greater Middle Eastern Quagmire, the U.S. Military Prepares for Global Combat

Danny SjursenMajor Danny Sjursen (ret.) was a U.S. Army and history instructor at West Point.  A native of Staten Island, NY, he graduated West Point and led reconnaissance units in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He earned his MA in History from the University of Kansas and pursuing a PhD in History on the subject of Civil Rights in New York City.  His recent book, a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War is titled: Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. (University Press of New England, 2015).  His work appears on TomDispatch, War on the RocksThe Nation, WhoWhatWhy, and the Kansas City Star.  Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet and check out his new podcast “Fortress on a Hill,” co-hosted with fellow vet Chris “Henri” Henrikson.

Recent articles: “The Israel Liability: Moral and Strategic Hazards of an Ill-Advised Alliance” (March 12, 2019); “Planet of War” (Nov. 20, 2018) ; “The World According to the ‘Adults in the Room’: A Year of Forever War in Review” (Dec. 23, 2018); “An Officer’s Path to Dissent” (Jan. 3, 2018). 

Video: “US Hegemony in the Middle East” (July 5, 2018)

This event is part of the Distinguished Peacebuilder Series.   Tickets $10 for members, $20 for non-members, $5 for students, $75 for supporters.  Reserve tickets online.



April 25
7:00 pm
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