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Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement

Lisa Leitz

Abstract

This book offers a window into an intriguing and previously unexamined segment of the anti-Iraq War movement comprised of veterans and military families. The book documents important political and ideological diversity within the U.S. military community and demonstrates how military experiences can motivate peace activism. Through descriptions of the tragic and moving experiences of activists, it outlines how the current lack of a military draft may be contributing to a new civilian-military divide where civilians have little connection to the sacrifices of the all-volunteer force, which negat ... More

Keywords: Social Movement/Activism, Peace/Anti-War, Iraq War, U.S. Military, Military veterans, Military families, Afghanistan War, Identity, Emotions, Organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680450
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680450.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Leitz, author