DAVID WILLIAM PEAR, Senior Contributing Editor •  David's articles and essays focus on U.S. foreign and military policy.  He is an advocate for peace, ending wars of aggression, and promoting economic, political and social justice.  David is a prior Senior Editor for OpEdNews.  He has been writing for The Real News Network and other publications since 2009, when he retired as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).  He is a member of Veterans for Peace, Saint Pete (Florida) for Peace, CodePink and the Palestinian-led non-violent organization International Solidarity Movement.  His articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial 4.0 International License, and may be republished as such.