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Sept. 14, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 1

Buzz Box

Published in the September 14, 2011 issue

Every story, letter, and remembrance at paw.princeton.edu offers a chance to ­comment  Readers offered mixed reactions at PAW Online to a July 6 Campus Notebook story on how ­Professor Cornel West *80’s criticism of ­Presi­dent Obama had stirred debate in the...

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Winning hearts in wartime

In response to: Women to women

By W.S. Gerald Skey ’64

Published in the September 14, 2011 issue

Your article about Zoe Bedell ’07 (cover story, June 1) arrived shortly before Memorial Day, when we honor — and rightly so — those who have given their lives in the service of our country. However, the military, as a profession, receives little respect on our college ...

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Winning hearts in wartime

In response to: Women to women

By Rocky Semmes ’79

Published in the September 14, 2011 issue

A laudatory locomotive to Lt. Zoe Bedell, a U.S. Marine who is disciplined, dedicated, and devoted to duty; yet as a military officer she is assigned a fool’s errand by her government to win hearts and minds in other nations. Lethal destruction is the mission of the ...

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Winning hearts in wartime

In response to: Women to women

By Jim LaRegina

Published in the September 14, 2011 issue

It unnerves me to see the cover of the Princeton Alumni Weekly refer to “winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan.” Maybe if America dropped food instead of bombs. Maybe if America visited to build schools instead of to occupy. I realize it is about Lt. Bedell, but using that...

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Winning hearts in wartime

In response to: Women to women

By Anna Muzzy ’92

Published in the September 14, 2011 issue

This particular article touched me more than almost anything I’ve read in PAW in 20 years. I wanted to go back in time to be graduating from ROTC with the whole adventures of the world in front of me, fresh, once again. For 20 years, I have said the U.S. ­military is the...

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