David Vine is Professor of political anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. David’s new book, “The United States of War: A Global History of America’s Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State” (University of California Press), will be released October 13. As part of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists, David has helped compile and write “Militarization: A Reader” (Duke University Press, 2019) and “The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual or, Notes on Demilitarizing American Society,” (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2009). David’s other writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.
David is a board member of the Costs of War Project and a co-founder of the Overseas Base Realignment and Closure Coalition. David is a contributor to TomDispatch.com and Foreign Policy in Focus.
Most Americans are likely unaware that US combat operations have taken place not only in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, but also in 21 other nations since President George W. Bush announced a global war on terror.