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Reckoning with the costs of war: It’s time to take responsibility

As horrible as the wars’ impacts are in this country, a new report released today by Brown University’s Costs of War project shows that the magnitude of death, injury and trauma in the countries where the United States has fought its wars is far worse.  . . .  entire neighborhoods, cities, societies have been shattered by war. The total number of injured and traumatized extends into the tens of millions.

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New by David Vine:

New Book: Happily, it will be coming out next year, on September 8, the day after Labor Day. With the help of some wonderful friends, the University of California Press and I settled on this title The United States of War: A Global History of America’s Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State.

The Chagossians & Diego Garcia: Below is an article about a major Chagossian victory won with the Mauritian government over the UK at the International Court of Justice and the UN.

Vine David Diego Garcia Troubling Past Uncertain Future The Diplomat 2019

Military Bases: I have updated my list of US military bases abroad and added lists of overseas bases at several other moments in history dating to 1776: https://doi.org/10.17606/vfyb-nc07

Anti-Base Social Movements: Here’s a great crowdsourced list of movements worldwide: https://bit.ly/2CUMcUg and an article about these movements:

Militarization: A ReaderI helped assemble this new book, out soon, and wrote an introduction to a chapter. Here’s the book’s introduction, written by three great colleagues.

See Also:

Chuck Spinney: Perpetual War is a Protection Racket

David Vine: Letter to President Trump on Closing US Military Bases Abroad to Save Money & Improve National and International Security

Review: Base Nation – How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on War Complex—War as a Racket

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