Shalom, Shalom, Yet There is No Peace: Waging Peace and Making War

By :  The Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Dec 13, 2012 / 5773 | Challenges of the 21st Century

The prophet Jeremiah said, “Shalom, shalom, yet there is no peace.” General Norton A. Schwartz, recently retired as chief of staff of the US Air Force and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expounds on that ancient wisdom when he speaks on the topic “Waging Peace and Making War.” How can the United States defend its freedoms? What is required to promote peace around the world? And, what was it like to be the highest-ranking Jewish officer in the US military?