American militarism: “brutal, hopeless adventurism”

The following is a large portion of a powerful op-ed piece that appears today in the Los Angeles Times (a longer version is found at TomDispatch): “I was an Army grunt at the pointy end of the American spear. But no longer.”By Danny Sjursen, March 31, 2019 “I’m one of the lucky ones. Leaving the madness of U.S. Army life with a modest pension and all of my limbs intact feels like a genuine escape. Both the Army and I knew it was time for me to go. I’d tired of carrying water for empire and they’d grown weary of dealing with my dissent and with footing the bill for my PTSD treatment.I entered West Point in July 2001, a bygone era of relative peace, the moment, you might say, before the 9/11 storm broke. I leave an Army that remains, remarkably, engaged in global war, patrolling an increasingly militarized world. In a sense, my early retirement is an ignominious end to a once-promising career. Make no mistake, I wanted out.…

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