The Smedley D. Butler Brigade is a chapter of Veterans For Peace in the Boston, Massachusetts area. We meet once a month in Cambridge and are active in the local antiwar movement. Click on the tabs to the left to see what we have been involved in. Go here to see our mission statement. We are named after Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler , the most decorated Marine in history, who famously said “war is a racket”.