By Joel Andreas

"I hugely suggest [Addicted to War] to somebody who's drawn to studying the reality approximately US wars."—Glenn Greenwald, writer of No position to conceal: Edward Snowden, The NSA and The U.S. Surveillance State

"This is an important comedian booklet ever written. . . . it really is my desire that you just learn this booklet and move it alongside to as many folks as you can."—Woody Harrelson, actor

Updates comprise Barack Obama's drone wars, Chelsea Manning and wikileaks, information on army spending;,and the continued expenses and outcomes of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Joel Andreas teaches sociology at Johns Hopkins University.

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