Category: Opinion and Analysis

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CHELSEA MANNING RELEASED – REJOICING TEMPERED BY REALITY

By | 06/30/2017
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series  On Watch 28.2 Summer 2017

This entry is part of On Watch 28.2 Summer 2017By David Gespass On May 17, 2017, Chelsea Manning walked out of Fort Leavenworth thanks to the commutation of her sentence by outgoing President Barack Obama. The seven years she spent in confinement…Read More »

Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series  On Watch 28.1 Spring 2017

This entry is part of On Watch 28.1 Spring 2017Book Review Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond by Mr. Chris Bray, US Army Infantry Sergeant & PhD in History from UCLA. The United States…Read More »

The Injustices of Manning’s Ordeal

By | 05/04/2017
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series  On Watch 28.1 Spring 2017

This entry is part of On Watch 28.1 Spring 2017For exposing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pvt. Chelsea Manning suffered nearly seven years in prison, an ordeal President Obama finally is ending but without acting on the crimes she revealed. After…Read More »

It is time to abolish draft registration and restore full rights to people of conscience

By | 07/07/2016

By Bill Galvin and Maria Santelli, Center on Conscience & War[1] This article was first published first publishing on Feb. 24, 2016 at worldbeyondwar.org. It was re-published with permission in the Spring 2016 issue of On Watch.  With the combat restriction for…Read More »

Women in Combat: A historical and political analysis of “change” in the U.S. Armed Forces  

By | 03/01/2016

By Kathy Johnson and David Gespass Published in the Winter 2015 issue of On Watch Despite dramatic changes in social mores and subsequent legislative reforms, capitalism generally, and the U.S. version in particular, has shown a remarkable ability to adapt and morph in the…Read More »