HAW (Historians Against The War) recommended articles on torture, Afghanistan/Vietnam, Honduras, My Lai/Lockerbie, and the drug war in Latin America
By E. Wayne Ross at Sep 10, 2009
Below are a collection of current articles available on the web that provide historical background on issues relevant to concerns taken up by Historians Against the War, as recommended by the HAW Steering Committee.
"Our Laws Condone Torture"
By Juan Cole in Salon.com, posted September 8
"The Phoenix Program Was a Disaster in Vietnam and Would Be in Afghanistan--And the NYT Should Know That"
By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted September 7
"These Colors Run Red!: The U.S. Follows the Soviet Union into Afghanistan"
By Andrew J. Bacevic, The American Conservative, October 1, 2009 issue
"Battle for Honduras—and the Region"
By Greg Grandin, The Nation, August 31 issue
"From My Lai to Lockerbie"
By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted August 30
"Saigon 2009: Afghanistan Is Today's Vietnam. No Question Mark Needed."
By Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason, foreignpolicy.com, posted August 20
"Lesson of Vietnam Lost in Afghanistan"
By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig, posted August 20
"Is Obama Aware of the History of Failure that Marks Our Drug War in Latin America?"
By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted August 17
In addition, this week's "Life during Wartime" cartoon by Josh Brown, posted on the HAW home page, offers a chilling parallel between Afghanistan and Vietnam.