Is The U.S. a Force for Good in the Mid-East? Danny Sjursen
Major Danny Sjursen (U.S. Army -ret.) will survey U.S. regional interventions since 9/11 and intersperse his analysis of the counterproductiveness and criminality of these actions with his own personal journey from a promising military career to a life of dissent while on active duty.
Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. Army Major and regular contributor to antiwar.com, Truthdig, The Nation, Tom Dispatch, The Huffington Post, and The Hill. His work has also appeared in Harpers, The LA Times, and Buzz Feed. He served combat tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at his alma mater, West Point. He is the author of a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge (2015). He co-hosts the progressive veterans podcast Fortress on a Hill. Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet.
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.
First Church in Cambridge (View)
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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