H-PAD Notes (formerly HAW Notes) 8/23/17 including links to recent articles of interest

Links to Recent Articles of Interest


“Trump Flip-Flops on Afghanistan, Opts for Years-Long Quagmire”

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted August 22

The author teaches history at the University of Michigan; this article has much useful background information on Afghanistan.


“Historian: For North Korea, Acquiring Nukes Was a Rational Decision”

Interview with Cheehyung Harrison Kim, History News Network, posted August 21

Cheehyung Harrison Kim teaches history, including North Korean history, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


“Covering Up the Massacre of Mosul”

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, Consortium News, posted August 21


“The North Korea Standoff, Like the Cuban Missile Crisis, Exposes the Reckless U.S. Worldview”

By Jon Schwartz, The Intercept, posted August 17.


“The Civil War, Race, and the Whitewashing of History”

By Jonathan Zimmerman, Newsday, posted August 14

The author teaches education and history at the University of Pennsylvania.


“Americans Once Carpet-Bombed North Korea. It’s Time to Remember That Past”

By Bruce Cumings, The Guardian, posted August 13

The author teaches East Asian history at the University of Chicago.


“Forget Those Comparisons with the Cuban Missile Crisis”

By Sheldon M. Stern, History News Network, posted August 13

The author, former historian of the JFK Library, has written several books on the missile crisis.


“Trump Hasn’t Drained the Swamp – He’s Put the Military in Charge of It”

By Andrew J. Bacevich, The Spectator, posted August 12

The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.


“Militarizing the Presidency”

By Andrew Lanham, Boston Review, posted August 9

A review essay on several historical books on the presidency, Congress, and the military

Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting several of the above articles. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.