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Peace and the Military

When I was a student, the words peace and the military were rarely uttered in the same sentence. I was for peace. That meant I wanted nothing to do with the military. When it came time for the draft, I became a conscientious objector. Fifty years later, I talk about peace and the military together a lot. In fact, I spend a good bit of my time building bridges with current and former members of the American military. It started out on a quirky way. I reconnected with a childhood friend who had been a career officer and ran a think tank to help people in the defense community think outside the clich├ęd box. We realized we had a lot in common and ended up doing the q and a session at a launch party for one of my books two days after 9/11.

Peace and the Military2019-01-07T11:52:25+00:00