Why is the United States always fighting a war somewhere? Could it be because war is profitable? Harper’s magazine, in its June issue, reports on a panel of former soldiers that it convened at the U.S. Military Academy at Westpoint, New York. They were all veterans of wars waged by the U.S. over the past 30 years, mainly in Iraq and Afghanistan, or stationed in some of the nearly 800 military bases the U.S. maintains in more than 70 countries and territories around the world. These veterans were asked to explain why their country has been engaged in so many armed conflicts, and why, in none of them since World War II, has the outcome resulted in a decisive victory. And this despite the U.S. having the world’s best-trained and best-equipped armed forces. The war in Afghanistan has now dragged on for 17 years, under Presidents George Bush, Bill Clinton,…
Hans met up with Greg Malone to discuss his new book ‘Don’t Tell the Newfoundlanders’. In Part 2 of this feature, they discuss the confederation struggle…and the future.
Hans met up with Greg Malone to discuss his new book ‘Don’t Tell The Newfoundlanders’, which does exactly the opposite of its title. And the implications of the telling could be far-reaching….
With the Government of Canada offering a loan guarantee for the hydro-electric development on the Lower Grand River, the Muskrat Falls controversy is heating up and provoking backlash from angry Labradorians.
“…the Great War simultaneously created a country and destroyed it…”
How Newfoundland’s participation and role in the Great War changed us forever