H-PAD Notes 1/29/18: Links to recent articles of interest

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Links to Recent Articles of Interest

“The War That Never Ends (for the U.S. Military High Command)”

By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch.com, posted January 28

The reference is to the Vietnam War. The author is an active-duty military strategist and a former history instructor at West Point.


“Who Is a Hero?”

By Lawrence Wittner, History News Network, posted January 28

The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUN T Albany.


“Exceptional Victims”

By Christian Appy, Boston Review, posted January 26

On resistance to the Vietnam War. The author teaches history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has written several books on the Vietnam War.

By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted January 24
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.

“South Korea Slips Off the U.S. Leash”

By Dave Lindorff, CounterPunch.org, posted January 23, 2018

Includes historical background to the current crisis


“Bacevich and Mearsheimer on Year One of the Trump Administration”

Interview with Andrew J. Bacevich and John Mearsheimer by Derek Davison, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted January 22


“Democrats Are Repudiating FDR’s Policy of Detente with Russia”

By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted January 17

The author is a professor emeritus of Russian history and politics at Princeton University and New York University.


“The World According to Trump: Or How to Build a Wall and Lose an Empire”

By Alfred McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted January 16

The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


“Hawaii False Alarm Hints at the Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War”

By Max Fisher, New York Times, posted January 14

This article draws lessons from the aftermath of the downing of the Korean Airlines flight in 1983.


“Donald Trump’s Vile Words Should Remind Us That America Owes Everything to Haitians”

By Jon Schwartz, The Intercept, posted January 12

On the relation of the Haitian Revolution to the Louisiana Purchase


Thanks for Rusti Eisenberg and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.