Is The U.S. a Force for Good in the Mid-East? Danny Sjursen

Start: Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

End: Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:00 PM


Still Trapped in a Greater Middle Eastern Quagmire, the U.S. Military Prepares for Global Combat

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, Truthdig, The Nation, Tom Dispatch, The Huffington Post, and The Hill.  His work has also appeared in Harper’s, 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); “I was an Army grunt at the pointy end of the American spear. But no longer” (Mar. 31, 2019).  Video: “US Hegemony in the Middle East” (July 5, 2018)

This event is part of the Distinguished Peacebuilder Series.  Tickets $5 for members, $10 for non-members, free for students and low incomes, $75 for supporters. Reserve tickets online.

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