The Impact of War


The Impact of War is a book of essays compiled by The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy and edited by George O’Neill, Jr. It features essays from luminaries in the antiwar movement including Scott Horton, Kelly Vlahos, the Honorable John Hostettler, Kristina Arriaga, Colonel Larry Wilkerson, and more. Each essay highlights a different cost of war and its effects on human lives, political policy, and how wars have shifted in scope & purpose in the modern age.

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The Impact of War a book of essay: The decision of whether or not to go to war is, without question, one of the most important decisions a nation ever makes.
The weightiness of this decision is precisely why our nation’s founders placed the decision-making authority related to war, as well as the oversight of military actions, squarely within the legislative body’s responsibilities. The decision is too important, and produces too many unintended consequences, to be left in the hands of one person, the executive.
The paramount question “What is the impact of war?” is the guiding principle of our programmatic work at The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy. It also serves as the theme for our monthly lectures, which have focused on a variety of different effects of war, from the dire impact on global religious liberty, to the negative impact on the US economy, to the impact on military readiness, among other topics.
The Impact of War is a compilation of the topics The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy explored over the course of 2018, through our conferences, lectures, and seminars. These topics are only the start of a much bigger conversation about the impact of war, and it is one that we invite members of Congress, congressional staff, policy experts, and voters to join.