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War Is A Racket

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For those who have a hard time understanding why we have went to war in the past.



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Butler was noted for his outspoken anti-interventionist views

Major General Smedley Butler. During his 34 years of Marine Corps service, Butler was awarded numerous medals for heroism including the Marine Corps Brevet Medal (the highest Marine medal at its time for officers), and subsequently the Medal of Honor twice. Notably, he is one of only 19 people to be twice awarded the Medal of Honor, and one of only three to be awarded a Marine Corps Brevet Medal and a Medal of Honor, and the only person to be awarded a Marine Corps Brevet Medal and a Medal of Honor for two different actions.
In addition to his military career, Smedley Butler was noted for his outspoken anti-interventionist views, and his book War is a Racket. His book was one of the first works describing the workings of the military-industrial complex and after retiring from service, he became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists and church groups in the 1930s.

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Good book

Read it a couple of years ago. It's short and sweet, as I recall.

I am a former Marine and remember being told, as a young Marine, that Smedley Butler was worthy of my worship and admiration. Little did I know how true that was, but for so many more reasons. Like Chesty Puller, Butler's limitless courage extended well beyond the battlefield.

-dave

David Burns
Simi Valley, CA