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Danny Sjursen

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    The unaccountable nation

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on March 18, 2020

    EXCEPTIONALISM, triumphalism, chauvinism. These characteristics define most empires, including, like it or not, these United States. The sequence matters. A people and national government that...

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    US military’s #MeToo reckoning

    by Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2020

    ‘A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.’ Everyone who enters the gate at West Point Military Academy must memorise and...

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    Why no retired generals oppose America’s forever wars

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2020

    THERE once lived an odd little man — five feet nine inches tall and barely 140 pounds sopping wet — who rocked the lecture circuit...

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    America and Israel against the world

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2020

    MY SPOTIFY workout playlist is a time warp. Growing up in a blue-collar neighbourhood of New York City in the 1990s and early 2000s, listening...

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    Time for a new Christmas truce

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on December 28, 2019

    THEY lived in similar squalor, shared the same God and celebrated the same holidays. It was December 24, 1914, Christmas Eve, and — though they...

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    I knew Afghan war was a lie

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2019

    NIGHTMARES still haunt me. Sometimes it’s the standard stuff associated with classic post-traumatic stress disorder: flashbacks of horrible attacks and images of my mutilated troopers....

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    Humanity is riding delusion to extinction

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2019

    HORSES sporting gas masks. That, of all things, has been on my mind lately. Bear with me, now. Gaze at the ever-so-cockamamie photo. A horse,...

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    Iraqi blood is on all of our hands

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    IN A rather macabre instance of déjà vu, Iraq is again coming apart at the seams. Iraqi security forces have killed more than 100 mostly...

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    Betrayal is American foreign policy

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    FIRST, the (mostly) good news: president Trump appears poised, finally, to end the US military mission in northeast Syria. The move would constitute the first...

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    How US shattered Middle East

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    YEMEN is a nightmare, a catastrophe, a mess — and the United States is highly complicit in the whole disaster. Refuelling Saudi aircraft in-flight, providing...

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