US Military Bases: The Polluter Is Not Paying

My nephew, an Army veteran who spent most of his 20 plus years military service as an officer in South Korea, is now a civilian military contractor living on a base in Afghanistan. Our only conversation about US military pollution in South Korea was something of a nonstarter. These two Asian countries, so disparate in … Continue reading “US Military Bases: The Polluter Is Not Paying”

The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers

The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers A book by Joseph Hickman They are called “this generation’s Agent Orange” – the open fire pits operated on over 230 U.S. military bases across Iraq and Afghanistan during our wars there. Every kind of waste – plastics; batteries; old ordnance; asbestos; pesticide containers; tires; biomedical, chemical … Continue reading “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers”

Girl Soldiers: Forgotten Casualties of War

As secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was visibly shaken by sexual crimes against women and girls when she visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2009. Sexual crimes in this central African country, known as the “rape capital of the world,” include the sexual exploitation of tens of thousands of girls abducted and trapped … Continue reading “Girl Soldiers: Forgotten Casualties of War”