When Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing in Afghanistan on the morning of June 30, 2009, a crack formed in the U.S. narrative about the longest war in the nation's history.
In a little-noticed news release from the North Pole, a jolly senior citizen has asked that his image not be co-opted this holiday season by the Canadian War Department and NORAD.
Drone-strike victims are drawing attention to the controversial targeted killing program that has become central to Barack Obama's foreign policy and global war-making.
Militarism creates its own state of permanent exception: anything done in the name of "national defence" is above the law, and any calls for accountability are laughed off as unpatriotic.
Close to 12 years later, the 2001 AUMF act remains in force, giving the Obama administration and the Pentagon carte blanche to wage war, to occupy nations and to kill people with drones.
The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were acting no differently than a general in the Pentagon when they detonated a crude version of weapons that are a regular part of many a military arsenal.
Confronted with a declining World Order it can no longer control, does the West want to re-assert its will through a new world war, which this time would be really global?
A reflection on Remembrance Day and militarism. The responsibility we all have to build on the principles and sacrifices of former generations, towards an understanding of how to end wars forever.