1,000 years of war. In five minutes. ☺
What does it take to bring about peace? In TED Talks: War and Peace join host Baratunde Thurston to meet those who have experienced every aspect of war — fighters, journalists, psychologists, doctors and peacemakers — for a look at the impact of war and combat in our world. Learn how it affects every one of us in these extraordinary, passionate talks and performances from actor and veteran Adam Driver, who talks about his experience as a marine and how acting helped with his transition back to civilian life, journalist Sebastian Junger reflecting on PTSD after spending years reporting from war zones, author and humanitarian Samantha Nutt examining the proliferation and supply of small arms used to intimidate civilians in war-torn countries, Jamila Raqib, a peace activist and Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution who works on nonviolent solutions to some of the largest conflicts of the world, and activist and mother Christianne Boudreau conveying the emotional story of her son’s conversion to radical Islam and subsequent death while fighting for ISIS in Syria.
Along with a special performance from singer Rufus Wainwright, TED Talks: War and Peace also features a series of specially curated short films from award-winning filmmakers, including Bionic Soldier, which takes a look at the MIT Media Lab’s breakthrough advances in bionic limbs, providing greater mobility and new hope to those with physical disabilities; Talk of War, which weaves together different adult voices talking to kids about war; and All Roads Point Home, which follows Linda Singh, Maryland’s highest-ranking soldier, as she uses the skills she honed in her deployments to Afghanistan and Kosovo to keep the peace during a rioting crisis in Baltimore.
War is our creation; we sell it, spread it, and profit from it, so how can we build a future without war?
What was the Korean War? And why was America involved in such a far away conflict? Was the United States’ sacrifice–35,000 killed, over 100,000 wounded–worth it?
I mentioned this video to some followers on Google plus and there was a request to share it.
So here it is! Confederate Soldiers taking turns doing the Rebel Yell!
This treasure was buried under decades of American history @ the Library of Congress. Here is rare footage of our Civil War veterans. Enjoy
The History Channel’s Modern Marvel’s episode of the Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt, aka Warthog (the Gatlin gun with a plane wrapped around it). With its unique flying capabilities and signature sound, the A-10 has made a a name for itself; when ground troops found themselves in a sticky wicket, it is the Thunderbolt who’s called in to provide close air support.
A recent Reddit upload shows a U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot going toe to toe with a host of Iraqi missile sites during the Gulf War. The black and white video is shot from the pilot’s flight camera, but it’s the gritty and tense audio that ensures viewers don’t forget that they’re watching actual pilots, in real combat.
Three pigs, greased and painted red, white, and blue, trotting around the deck of the USS Kennedy.
In 1986, a US Navy helicopter crew devised a prank that would go down as one of the best in history.
As the USS John F. Kennedy came to relieve the USS America after a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean, aircrewman Brian Christoff filmed three greased pigs each painted red, white, and blue on the flight deck of the USS Kennedy.
“We used the excuse that we had some official paperwork to drop off. They never seen it coming!” Christoff wrote in the video’s description.
Watch the full footage of the prank below:
watch this thirty minute documentary about a battle in Vietnam.
Get a POV of America from someone on the outside looking in. We (Americans) live in the best country on the planet…we need to start acting like it again. Peace.
watch this 10 minute video from WWII showing Americans mobilizing in Washington D.C. to put in their part towards the war effort…we need this America back.
A battle that lasted three hours, the wheat field in Gettysburg claimed thousands of American Lives.