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Stop sending soldiers overseas for nationalist fairy tales

Former soldier Chelsea Manning said that the United States should stop sending its troops overseas˙for˙the˙sake of "nationalist fairy tales."

"Want to support veterans!?" Manning asked on Twitter. "Stop sending us overseas to kill or be killed for your nationalist fairy tales. We can do better."

Source: The Hill E-zine on 2018 Maryland Senate race , Nov 12, 2017

Became whistleblower for patriotic opposition to wars

While back in the U.S. on leave in January 2010, Manning said she "began to become depressed" by the U.S. military situation in Iraq and Afghanistan and felt that if the public had access to the information she possessed, that it "could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and foreign policy."

"I understand that my actions violate the law. When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty for others."

Source: ABC News on 2018 Maryland Senate race , May 16, 2017

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