Military Justice . . .

. . . is to justice as military music is to music. Though many people have claimed their non-existence, I have seen the shadows of Vietnam flicker through the Iraq war from the start. Now we see the moral darkness of My Lai replayed at Haditha & in its aftermath.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.