Recent articles compiled by Historians Against the War

This is the second in a biweekly series of links to recent articles that provide historical background on HAW-relevant topics.

“The United States in Afghanistan: Eight Years Later”
By Gabriel Kolko,, posted September 24

“No More Troops to Afghanistan”
By H. D. S. Greenway, Boston Globe, posted September 23
(historically based article by a mainstream foreign policy columnist)

“Us or Them in Afghanistan”
By Ann Jones,, posted September 20
(not a historical article, strictly speaking, but an extraordinarily well-informed look at the “training” of Afghan soldiers and policement)

“Is Afghanistan Vietnam or Iraq? Arguing with Obama and Rubin”
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment (, posted September 17

“A Bad Vietnam Lesson for Afghanistan”
By Douglas Valentine, Consortium News, posted September 17

“Is America Hooked on War?”
By Tom Engelhardt,, posted September 17
(steps back and looks at the militarized present as a distinct period in US history)

“How the Soviet Menace Was Hyped”

By Melvin A. Goodman, Consortium News, posted September 15

“A Hundred Holocausts: An Insider’s Window Into U.S. Nuclear Policy”

by Daniel Ellsberg, in, posted September 10

“9/11’s Living Monuments”
By Rebecca Solnit,, posted September 10

“Entangled Giant”
By Garry Wills, New York Review of Books, posted September 10

Suggestions for inclusion are welcome: they can be sent to Members of the working group for this project are listed below.

Matt Bokovoy
Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg
Jim O’Brien
Maia Ramnath
Sarah Shields

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