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The Blood Sacrifice of Sergeant Bergdahl

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, April 2015 | Article

Last week charges of Desertion and Misbehavior Before the Enemy were recommended against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Tragically, Sergeant Bergdahl was once again crucified, without evidence or trial, throughout mainstream, alternative and social media... Read More »

Presidential War Lies, Standing Ovations and the Great Waste of Everything

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, January 2015 | Article

At President Obama's behest, as indicated in his State of the Union Address, Congress will soon take up authorizing further American war in the Middle East. Based upon previous years of debate in Congress and on the campaign trail, little attention will be paid by our elected leaders to the real costs and failed results of our war policies and continued war will be authorized... Read More »

I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, But I Also Stand With the Victims of Our Bombs

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, January 2015 | Article

The killings at the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris are abhorrent. But let us not forget the daily abhorrence of our wars in the Muslim World, wars that have seen over a million Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Pakistanis, Somalis, Syrians and Yemenis killed and millions more wounded and maimed physically and psychologically, while millions of men, women and children endure another cold winter, homeless and hungry... Read More »

With American Help Iraq's Cycle of Violence Spirals

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, October 2014 | Article

The cycle of violence that has been devastating the people of Iraq for 11 years is not working, will not work, and will only prolong the suffering of millions of Iraqis... Read More »

Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

As long as the United States is shackled with the debilitating psychosis of 9/11 and the resultant moral weakness of our elected officials, the Middle East will be full of targets for our bombs, Iraqi and Syrian mothers and fathers will raise children destined to kill and be killed, jihadist narratives of Crusaders will be validated, and our perpetual war will be as boundless as our shame... Read More »

The Beheadings Are Bait

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

The U.S. would be playing directly into the hands of the Islamic State, driving more and more men to join their cause, by escalating militarily in the region... Read More »

Iraq War Veterans Should Know Better

by Matthew Hoh, Matt Southworth

The Hill, September 2014 | Letter

The U.S. cannot wash its hands of millions of dead, injured and displaced Iraqis created since its 2003 invasion. Re-entering the Iraqi Civil War, or the broader regional war, under the guise of civilian protection is a course of action that will only exacerbate the violence. The Islamic State is actually quite small. Their strength comes from the support of the Iraq Sunni population, who, often as a measure of self-preservation, align Islamic State. American bombs will only further this cycle... Read More »

BDA, Genocide and Oil in Iraq

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

Certainly atrocities have occurred in northern Iraq and battles have waged there, but what makes this summer and its dead different than the 500,000 dead, millions wounded and the one in eight Iraqis forcibly chased from their homes since 2003? What is causing the U.S. to get involved, again, and at this time? Oil. ... Read More »

The Death of a General and the Racket of a War

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, August 2014 | Article

Five years ago this month, the New York Times, under the bylines of James Risen and Mark Lander, published a front-page profile of Marshal Mohammad Fahim, a notorious and bloody Afghan warlord and druglord, who had long been involved in the theft of American aid money. Fahim was about to become the Vice President of Afghanistan, for a second time... Read More »

Laughing From His Grave

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, August 2014 | Article

After coming into office and adopting a proto-Bush approach to foreign policy by escalating the war in Afghanistan, participating in Libya's civil war, and enlarging America's targeted assassination and drone bombing campaign, the Obama White House has appeared, recently, more reticent in its use of military force... Read More »

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