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War Consciousness and the F-35

Contemplating the new F-35 fighter jet and the United States's determination to spend trillions of dollars creating war machines and finding enemies to fight, Robert Koehler asks, "What if we began waging peace against terrorism? That is to say, what if we began to recognize that understanding the enemy is what’s crucial, while thinking we can destroy what we fear is an illusion of monstrous proportions?

Commander In Chief

Robert Koehler is not looking for a new "commander in chief," unless whoever it turns out to be is someone who will relinguish the military title and lead our nation out of its mindset of perpetual war. "The big hole in this democracy is not the candidates; it’s the bedrock, founding belief that the rest of the world is our potential enemy, that war with someone is always inevitable and only a strong military will keep us safe."

Wanted: A President in Pursuit of Peace

While Democratic and Republican presidential candidates talk about protecting our nation through strengthening the military, Frances Fuller argues that we will never have peace if we only train for war. In addition to a Department of Defense, Frances advocates for a Department of Peace.