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July 27th, 2009

Casualties of War, Part I: The hell of war comes home

By Dave Phillips / Colorado Springs GazetteBefore the murders started, Anthony Marquez’s mom dialed his sergeant at Fort Carson to warn that her son was poised to kill. It was February 2006, and the 21-year-old soldier had not been the same since being wounded and coming home from Iraq eight ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2009

U.S. Deaths Hit A Record High In Afghanistan

Toll of 31 So Far in July Makes For Deadliest Month of the WarBy Ann Scott Tyson and Greg Jaffe / Washington PostGARMSIR, Afghanistan, July 21 -- U.S. deaths in Afghanistan have surged to a record high this month and are likely to remain elevated as American and NATO forces ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2009

Afghan bomb blast kills two US soldiers: officials

AFP A bomb blast killed two US soldiers on Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led force and US military said, as foreign casualties hit record levels amid a surge in Taliban-linked violence. "Two International Security Assistance Force service members were killed today in an IED strike that occurred in southern ... continue reading

July 20th, 2009

Four U.S. soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

The incident in the country's dangerous eastern region bordering Pakistan pushes the American death toll in July to 30.By Laura King / Los Angeles Times Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb killed four American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan today, adding to the toll in what has already been ... continue reading

July 14th, 2009

Middleburg Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Hayes Had E-Mailed Wife Not Long Before He Was KilledWJXTJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Marine from Middleburg was killed Wednesday while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said 36-year-old Master Sgt. John E. Hayes died on Wednesday while supporting combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Another Marine, Lance ... continue reading

July 9th, 2009

Two Georgia Guardsmen Killed in Afghanistan

By Tuquyen Mach / WSAVDefense officials say two Georgia soldiers were killed in action while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan Tuesday. According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Brock Henry Chavers Sr., 25, of Statesboro, and Spc. Isaac Lee Johnson Jr., 24, of Columbus, died from injuries from ... continue reading

June 19th, 2009

2 US-Allied Soldiers, 25 Taliban Killed In Afghanistan

KABUL (AFP) -- Two U.S.-led coalition soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Friday when a bomb struck their convoy, as authorities said at least 25 militants and a policeman died in various military operations. The bomb struck the soldiers on the outskirts of Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, the U.S. ... continue reading

June 8th, 2009

Huntsville soldier killed in Afghanistan

WAFF HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Huntsville native and Army soldier died serving his country. SSG Jeffrey Hall of Huntsville was in Afghanistan when he was killed in a roadside bombing. WAFF 48 News was told Hall was a platoon leader and one of three soldiers killed in the IED ... continue reading

April 20th, 2009

Seatmates on a plane: Iraq report

By James Fallows / Atlantic From a long-time friend of mine, a report of his latest domestic airline flight: Flew from XXX to XXX seated next to a career Army sgt headed to Iraq after R&R on 3rd tour. Fascinating conversation - and I realized that being seated next to ... continue reading

April 1st, 2009

Soldier sees three kinds of war in Iraq

By Geoff Ziezulewicz / Stars and Stripes KIRKUK, Iraq — With the Iraq war in its seventh year, the historic milestones vary. But they exist: a premature declaration of victory aboard an aircraft carrier; subsequent years of carnage and loss; a tentative peace that appears to solidify by the day. ... continue reading

March 20th, 2009

Poll: More view Afghan war as 'mistake'

By Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today WASHINGTON — American support for the war in Afghanistan has ebbed to a new low, as attacks on U.S. troops and their allies have hit record levels and commanders are pleading for reinforcements, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows. In the poll taken Saturday ... continue reading

March 14th, 2009

6 suspected militants killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Afghan and the U.S.-led Coalition forces in joint operations killed six suspected militants in the southern region, said a press release of the troops issued here Saturday. These operations, according to the press release, occurred in Logar and Kandahar provinces where Taliban fighters are active. ... continue reading

January 27th, 2009

Afghan roadside bombs hit record in 2008

By Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today WASHINGTON — Roadside bomb attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan hit an all-time high last year, killing more troops than ever and highlighting an "emboldened" insurgency there, according to figures released by the Pentagon. Last year, 3,276 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) detonated or ... continue reading

January 12th, 2009

U.S. Marines find Iraq tactics don't work in Afghanistan

By Nancy A. Youssef / McClatchy Newspapers DELARAM, Afghanistan — On a sunset patrol here in late December, U.S. Marines spotted a Taliban unit trying to steal Afghan police vehicles at a checkpoint. In a flash, the Marines turned to pursue, driving off the main road and toward the gunfire ... continue reading

November 4th, 2008

Dry Ridge Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

KYPost FRANKFORT, Ky. -- One Kentucky National Guard Soldier was killed when his unit was attacked by enemy forces while conducting a route clearing mission in Afghanistan Friday, Oct. 31. Sgt. Daniel Wallace, 27, of Dry Ridge, Ky., was killed. Wallace was assigned to the Kentucky Army National Guard's Company ... continue reading

October 9th, 2008

Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans

U.S. Officers' "Phone Sex" Intercepted; Senate Demanding Answers By Brian Ross, Vic Walter, and Anna Schecter / ABC News Despite pledges by President George W. Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home, ... continue reading

August 15th, 2008

Family to fight for son's 'Heart'

By Andrew Dys / Rock Hill Herald FORT LAWN -- Wednesday was another sad day for Douglas and Shelby Messer. The couple from rural Chester County months ago buried their soldier son, Charlie, who died in December after a car crash in Texas. Charlie was 20 years old when he ... continue reading

August 6th, 2008

Afghan roadside bomb incidents hit four-year peak

By David Morgan / Reuters WASHINGTON - Roadside bomb incidents involving U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan hit their highest level in at least four years between April and June, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. There was a peak of about 200 such incidents in Afghanistan in the three-month period, ... continue reading

April 30th, 2008

RNC blasts Howard Dean for using â??Fahrenheit 9/11â?? footage in TV ad

By Sam Youngman / The Hill Robert “Mike” Duncan, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), continued to slam his Democratic counterparts for an ad they are running against presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.). Duncan on Tuesday accused Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Howard Dean of running an ... continue reading

April 28th, 2008

Inside American Royalty's Security Bubble Mike Ferner

Washington, D.C. — The First Family Security Bubble was nearly pried open for a moment last Friday; but in the end Disneyland remained blessedly undisturbed. On a particularly warm spring evening, Laura and Jenna Bush alighted from a squadron of black SUVs at the Borders book store in downtown Washington, ... continue reading

April 11th, 2008

Local Man Grieves Son's Death In Iraq

Soldier Was Nearing End Of Tour, Called Father Day Before IED Attack WTOV-9 BETHESDA, Ohio -- Sgt. Jesse Ault phoned home from Iraq on his dad's birthday, but his father just missed his son's call. So Ault left a message on his father's answering machine. "He said he would call ... continue reading

March 28th, 2008

Iraq War Vets With No Signs Of Trauma Are Losing Their Vision

PALO ALTO, CA (NBC) -- Soldiers coming back from the war in Iraq are being treated for many combat-related injuries, but doctors at the Veterans Administration Hospital in California have found something they haven't seen before. Soldiers, with no obvious signs of trauma are going blind. It's hard for Army ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2008

Patriot missiles: Iraq Veterans Against the War

After Vietnam, American veterans testified to the atrocities they witnessed. Now soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are about to do the same By Ariel Leve / London Times Some of them will be okay. They will live with the secrets. They can dissociate from what happened in combat ... continue reading

February 15th, 2008

Study: Lack of MRAPs cost Marine lives

By Richard Lardner / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S. Marines have been killed or injured by roadside bombs in Iraq because Marine Corps bureaucrats refused an urgent request in 2005 from battlefield commanders for blast-resistant vehicles, an internal military study concludes. The study, written by a civilian Marine ... continue reading

November 21st, 2007

Wounded warriors face home-front battle with VA

WASHINGTON, Illinois (CNN) -- Ty Ziegel peers from beneath his Marine Corps baseball cap, his once boyish face burned beyond recognition by a suicide bomber's attack in Iraq just three days before Christmas 2004. He lost part of his skull in the blast and part of his brain was damaged. ... continue reading

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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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