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Where the military had once been a source of jobs for many, Bangor Naval Base now became a site of strained civilian-military relations. Click to enlarge. (Drawn for Ground Zero bu William Livermore. Courtesy Ground Zero Records, Special Collections Library, Univ. of Washington.)

Anti-Nuclear Activism Special Section:

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“Confronting the US Navy at Bangor,


by Brian Casserly

Using the anti-nuclear protests as a test case, Casserly analyzes the increasingly strained relationship between civilians and the military.

This article was originally published in Pacific Northwest Quarterly (vol. 95:3, Summer 2004, pp. 130-139), and is made available here courtesy of the author. Copyright (c) 2004 Brian Casserly and Pacific Northwest Quarterly.

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