Military “solutions” are really the problem!

Military “solutions” are really the problem!

Instead of solving problems, military violence actually makes problems worse!

It causes more threats to us and weakens our national security!

Military violence provokes more people to want to attack the U.S.!

Militarism creates new enemies faster than we can kill them.

Militarism is a “domino theory” in reverse: the U.S. keeps spreading chaos into more and more countries.

Sometimes high-level reports from the Pentagon and CIA conclude that militarism is doing this. (Indeed, the term “blowback” came from the CIA before Chalmers Johnson wrote a great book by that title.)

Since 9-11-2001 the Pentagon and CI have vastly increased their budgets and their power for setting U.S. policy and their political power overall. Since they know that militarism produces “blowback,” they probably are doing this deliberately, since it directly benefits them.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093