Bill Arkin: How the News Media — and the Public — Contribute to Perpetual War
From Ethan Crawford
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William M. Arkin is a columnist for The Guardian and is writing a book on ending the era of perpetual war. He is an award winning journalist and columnist who has had front page bylines in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. As an analyst, reporter and consultant to NBC News from 1999-2019, he was one of the few regular on-air military analysts who was not a retired general or admiral, and as such he brought both a "civilian" perspective to national security. He started his career as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army in West Berlin during the Cold War and is author of over a dozen books, including the best sellers Top Secret America and Nuclear Battlefields. He has worked for Human Rights Watch, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Greenpeace. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Air Force and pioneered on-the-ground bomb damage and civilian casualties assessments. He has been involved in countless exposes of secret programs and activities of the U.S. government and has been the target – more than once – of government threats and legal action.