Hotseat: Sebastian Junger

The filmmaker and bestselling author talks Afghanistan, building trust with soldiers and why he’s done covering war.

Movie Reviews & Stories
In the early ’90s, Sebastian Junger was an aspiring fiction writer, living in Cape Cod and waiting tables to pay the bills. Then he decided to “actually do something real”: report on the war   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 ETHAN ROCKE

War Bribes

An Oregon businessman wanted to get “filthy stinking rich.” Now he’s linked to a bribery case and risks losing his biggest customer: the U.S. Military.

Cover Story
Many successful business owners can’t resist showing off. They get their name in the newspaper...   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 COREY PEIN

After Criticizing Obama on Libya, DeFazio Seeks to Beef Up War Powers Resolution


U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was an early critic of President Obama's decision to aid the international offensive against Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.Now the progressive congressman from Springfield has offered up an amendment to the War Powers Resolution aimed at restricting the president's ability to unilaterally command military action.House Joint Resolution 55, which DeFazio introduced ...   More
Monday, April 11, 2011 by

March Across Hawthorne Bridge to Protest War in Iraq

Portland peace activists will march across the Hawthorne Bridge this Friday afternoon to mark the first U.S. attack 20 years ago on Iraqi forces. Organizers of what's being called "The 'Gulf War' 20 Years Later" action want demonstrators to meet Jan. 14 at 4:30 pm near Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown. The march is connecting the 43-day U.S. bombing and ground campaign that started Jan. 16, 1991 to ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Once More Into the Fray: The Telling Project Returns

The Telling Project, a organized by fiction writer Jonathan Wei, asked veterans and their families to tell their stories in over 80 hours of interviews. Those stories provided the basis of Telling, a stage play performed by eight of those same veterans. Originally conducted and performed in Eugene, the Project produced a Portland version in May, which I did not see. I did hear very positive things ...   More
Thursday, June 4, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Get Your War Off: 'Rethink Afghanistan' Coming to Portland

While President Obama is busy escalating U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, some Portlanders are taking it into their own hands to protest the troop surge. Next week they'll get a lift from a documentary film swinging through town that urges Americans to rethink the war. Rethink Afghanistan is showing at the Clinton Street Theater on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 pm. The film by the nonprofit Brave ...   More
Thursday, January 7, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Another War Anniversary, Another Anti-War Rally

The seventh anniversary of the Iraq War becomes a sad fact this Saturday. Here's how some people who are pissed off about that fact plan to mark that date this March 20 in Portland: What: Rally and March to End the Wars When: Saturday, March 20th 11:00 am at PSU, Noon at Terry Schrunk Plaza Where: Portland State University South Park Blocks Who: PSU March 4th Coalition Why: March 20th ...   More
Monday, March 15, 2010 HANK STERN

One Year Later, an Oregon Military Analyst Still Questions Obama's Afghan Surge

A retired Air Force general who served as a military adviser to Barack Obama's 2008 campaign says the president made the wrong choice doubling down on Afghanistan. Merrill McPeak, who's now living in Lake Oswego, helped plan the first Gulf War as a member of President George H.W. Bush's Joint Chiefs of Staff. He tells WW he would have advised Obama against his decision last year to send 30,000 ...   More
Friday, March 5, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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