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To Avoid Red Tape at Fort Carson, Soldiers Head to Private 'Baghdad Village'new

The squad commander suggests off-base training is an efficient way to polish needed skills with minimal hassle.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  04-29-2008  |  War

Rep. Peter Welch Cracks Down on War Contractor Fraudnew

Vermont's congressman exposed a legal loophole that makes it easier for some overseas private contractors to defraud the federal government.
Seven Days  |  Ken Picard  |  04-28-2008  |  Politics

Blackwater's Terrifying Reachnew

Jeremy Scahill discusses privatization of war and civilian life.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  04-04-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

In Vermont, War-Tax Resistance Dies Hardnew

Five years into an unpopular war, the practice of withholding federal tax payments in protest isn't entirely dead.
Seven Days  |  Mike Ives  |  04-04-2008  |  War

Running Up a Tab in Iraqnew

The authors of The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict react to the administration's dismissal of their findings.
Boston Phoenix  |  Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes  |  04-03-2008  |  War

The Fight Homenew

Iraq almost made Brandon Sword a statistic. It hasn't made him a quitter.
LEO Weekly  |  Mat Herron  |  04-01-2008  |  War

An Irreversible Five Years for Iraqnew

Can Iraq emerge from the ordeal of George W. Bush's invasion as a place where people lead reasonably safe and happy lives?
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  03-28-2008  |  International

Against the War? Shun the Democrats & Push Peace Dealnew

Many of the most prominent antiwar voices say that if activists want to end the war, they should simply pick a candidate who is not John McCain and help them win. They can sort out the details after the Republicans are evicted from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This is a serious strategic mistake.
NOW Magazine  |  Naomi Klein and Jeremy Scahill  |  03-28-2008  |  War

Donna Shalala: Veterans Benefits System is Brokennew

The former secretary of the U.S. Department Health and Human Services says veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars won't get proper health care until the U.S. government updates and simplifies the bureaucracy strangling benefits and outpatient care.
INDY Week  |  Juliana Hanson  |  03-27-2008  |  War

Uncle Sam Wants YOU for the U.S. Army (Really Badly)new

As the Iraq War enters its sixth year, the U.S. Army has steadily lowered its recruiting standards to fill its ranks.
INDY Week  |  Mosi Secret  |  03-27-2008  |  War

Crime & PTSDnew

Pending legislation would help veterans get treatment instead of prison time.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Beth Walton  |  03-26-2008  |  War

Veterans Are Killing Themselves in Record Numbersnew

But at the VA, not much has changed.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Beth Walton  |  03-26-2008  |  War

Preston Wheeler's War Traumanew

He went to Iraq as a private contractor to make a fortune, but came home a wounded man.
The Texas Observer  |  Patrick Michels  |  03-26-2008  |  War

Military Tattoos in the Age of Iraqnew

There are four basic types of military tattoos, and tattoo artist Toby Fry says he can pick a fresh recruit from a veteran based on the type of tattoo he or she chooses.
The Texas Observer  |  Michael May  |  03-26-2008  |  War

Fighting for Peacenew

Vets have family in the antiwar movement.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  03-25-2008  |  War

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