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August 24th, 2010

Fort Hood Soldier Dies In Attack In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Fort Hood Pfc. Alexis V. Maldonado, 20, of Wichita Falls, died Saturday. 21 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan of wounds he received in an insurgent attack on his unit in Zhari province, Afghanistan, the military said Monday.The attack involved small arms fire, but other details weren’t provided.Maldonado was ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

Protesters briefly block Fort Hood convoy

Peace activists briefly stopped buses carrying Fort Hood soldiers shortly before 4 a.m. Monday outside the post’s Clarke Road gate.The activists, including three veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, were part of a group called “Fort Hood Disobeys” and were attempting to prevent the deployment of the 3rd Armored ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 7th, 2010

Fort Hood Soldiers Protest Repeated Deployments

While President Obama is touting the Iraq war as all but over, thousands of soldiers continue to be sent to patrol Iraq’s streets, where violence is climbing to its highest level in two years.  Among those thousands of GIs are a very large number who have previously been deployed, and ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

August 1st, 2010


Here is a partial exchange between ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in regards to the multi-billion dollar war-funding bill recently passed by Pelosi’s Democratically controlled House of Representatives: CA: "Now you didn't vote. I know the speaker doesn't have to vote. But how would you have voted?" ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Anti-war coffeehouse under financial pressure

KILLEEN, TX - The owners and organizers behind an anti-war coffeehouse near Fort Hood have been fighting against mounting financial pressure."Under the Hood" is a cafe for soldiers and their families to "gather, relax and speak freely about the wars and the military" says its website.But that draw hasn't been earning ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

June 9th, 2010

Military Neglecting Fort Hood Soldiers' Medical Needs

At least 50 soldiers from Fort Hood who have medical profiles that should prohibit them from military training have been sent to the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California, regardless of their conditions.Truthout spoke with some of these soldiers on June 7, before they were to fly back ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Future uncertain, AWOL soldier returns to Fort Hood unit

It has been 10 months since Pfc. Jacob Wade was scheduled to catch a flight to Iraq after a two-week leave. Wade was in the middle of a yearlong deployment to Iraq with the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and the day he ... continue reading

April 7th, 2010

U.S. targets American-born cleric in Yemen: officials

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has authorized operations to capture or kill a U.S.-born Muslim cleric based in Yemen, who is described by a key lawmaker as Americas's top terrorist threat, officials said on Tuesday. The decision to add Anwar al-Awlaki, of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, to the ... continue reading

March 29th, 2010

Soldier of Conscience Granted Clemency, Released

Last August, Travis Bishop refused to serve in Afghanistan. Having filed for Conscientious Objector (CO) status, Bishop, based at Fort Hood, Texas, in the US Army's 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, was court-martialed and sentenced to 12 months in a military brig. He was released from the brig today.Bishop served his ... continue reading

February 18th, 2010

Fort Hood, Army still seeing suicide problem

Fort Hood had more suicides in January than any other installation as the Army searched for solutions to a baffling mystery.Despite a series of programs designed to tackle the problem at the post and throughout the Army, the service's January suicide mark still came close to matching the one from ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Fort Hood Troops Ordered to Afghanistan

The Pentagon has ordered 3,100 troops, mostly based in Fort Hood, Texas, to deploy to Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's plan to beef up U.S. forces there. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said Tuesday the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division should arrive in summer. ... continue reading

December 19th, 2009

Army suicides up; local chaplain says there are programs to help

FORT GORDON,Ga. -- While the Army is fighting two wars overseas, they're also fighting a rising number of suicides. This year is the highest number of reported cases since 1980, when the Army began keeping statistics.Through the right training at all levels of command the Army is hoping to prevent ... continue reading

December 11th, 2009

US: Soldiers Forced to Go AWOL for PTSD Care

MARFA, Texas, Dec 11 (IPS) - With a military health care system over-stretched by two ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, more soldiers are deciding to go absent without leave (AWOL) in order to find treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Eric Jasinski enlisted in the military in 2005, and deployed ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

Army says morale down among troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Morale has fallen among soldiers in Afghanistan, where troops are seeing record violence in the 8-year-old war, while those in Iraq show much improved mental health amid much lower violence, the Army said Friday. It was the first time since 2004 that soldier suicides in Iraq did not ... continue reading

November 12th, 2009

Rachel Maddow: Hoekstra, Dubious Choice for Intelligence Committee

The following is a transcript of Rachel Maddow's 'RE: Hoekstra, Line & Sinker' from 'The Rachel Maddow Show' on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009:If a religious extremist in a foreign country was under surveillance by U.S. intelligence, what would you call someone who tipped off that extremist, who told that person ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Report: Hasan urged conscientious objector status for Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army psychiatrist accused in the Fort Hood attack once suggested that Muslim soldiers be allowed to opt out of fighting in wars against other Muslims. He reportedly told his medical colleagues that allowing them to be released as conscientious objectors would be a way to "decrease ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Letter from Iraq Veterans Against War Delivered to President Obama at Fort Hood, TX

President Obama visited Fort Hood today. He dropped by Michael Kern's barracks. Michael handed President Obama a letter, saying, "Sir, IVAW has some concerns we'd like for you to address." Obama then dropped his hand and went on to speak to the next soldier. The secret service then took possession ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

Lieberman Suggests Army Shooter Was 'Home-Grown Terrorist'

A senior U.S. senator on Sunday said the shootings at Fort Hood could have been a terrorist attack, and that he would launch a congressional investigation into whether the U.S. military could have prevented it.Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who heads the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs ... continue reading

November 7th, 2009

Profiles of Ft. Hood Shooter's Victims

(CBS/ AP)  Last Updated 1:39 p.m. ET The 13 people killed when an Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, included a pregnant woman who was preparing to return home, a man who quit a furniture company job to join the military about a year ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Death toll rises to 13 in Ft. Hood shootings

Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas, Washington and Los Angeles -- As the death toll in Thursday's shooting rampage at Fort Hood rose to 13, new details emerged today about the attack and its aftermath. Sgt. Andrew Hagerman, a military police officer, was one of those who responded to the scene ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Web post by Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Malik Hasan could shed light on motives

Investigators trying to understand why a US army psychiatrist launched into a shooting spree on a military base in Texas will be poring over an internet posting he is thought to have made comparing the sacrifice of Islamist suicide bombers and American military heroes. Thirteen people were killed and more ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Internet Comments Posted By Hasan Raised Concerns

The following are Internet comments reportedly made by Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, which caught the eye of authorities and raised concerns as early as six months ago: --- "There was a grenade thrown amongs [sic] a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Cousin Says Suspected Fort Hood Gunman Feared Impending War Deployment

The man suspected of a deadly rampage Thursday at Fort Hood was a military psychiatrist whose had turned against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but was about to be sent overseas, his cousin told Fox News.Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, wanted to be released from the military before ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Gunman in Fort Hood shooting, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before deadly attack

The gunman in the Fort Hood massacre hollered "Allahu Akbar!" before embarking on a bloody rampage that left more than a dozen dead, an onlooker told investigators."We do have a witness who reported that," Col. John Rossi said Friday morning."Allahu Akbar" means "God is great" in Arabic.At the morning briefing, ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Texan police officer Kim Munley who shot Fort Hood gunman hailed as a heroine

A police officer who intervened to stop a shooting spree at America's biggest military base was hailed today a heroine as she received treatment for the wounds received in a shoot-out with the gunman. Major Nidal Hasan, an army psychiatrist due to be posted to Afghanistan, shot dead 13 people ... continue reading

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