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REPRISE (2019) — Veterans’ Day, 2011: “Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?”

Originally published on November 11, 2011 My uncle died in a field in northern France with a German bullet in his head. To him, and…

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REPRISE: Veterans’ Day, 2011: “Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?”


REPRISE: Veterans’ Day, 2011: “Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?”


Smart drones, the goal of peace, and the future of mankind


Imagine: The Collapse of International Order, Syria, and Berlin in 1945


REPRISE: “A time to break silence”: Dr. King on the Vietnam war, and President Carter on America’s human rights violations



South Africa strays from Mandela’s vision, abstaining in Security Council vote on Syria— Update #69 (July 27)


“A time to break silence”: Dr. King on the Vietnam war, and President Carter on America’s human rights violations (revised June 28)


Passivity in the Face of Terror in Syria, Threats of War in Iran — Obama’s Debacle in Syria—Update #2 (March 3, 2012)

For earlier articles on Syria by The Trenchant Observer, see the Articles on Syria page. A Hard Truth:  Obama is a Weak Leader on Foreign…


Obama’s foreign policy juggernaut, including Tom Donilon, and the risks of hubris (updated)

jug[ger[naut  n.  (altered < Hindi Jagannath < Sans Jagannatha, lord of the world < jagat, world + natha, lord) 1 an incarnation of the Hindu…


Obama’s New Year’s Resolutions for Foreign Policy in 2012

The Observer has been trying to get inside President Obama’s head for over two years. Recently, he may have succeeded, or had a very strange…



International Law and the Use of Force: Drones and Real Anarchy Unleashed Upon the World

Recently a number of articles have been published that are of particular interest with respect to the development and use of drones. See William Wan…