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Soldier of Misfortunenew

Claims of a cover-up in the killing of a Detroit man in Iraq.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  06-08-2012  |  War

The Final Number: 4,486new

With the Iraq War over, we can stop adding up the casualties and start adding up the cost.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Lee Gardner  |  01-04-2012  |  War

The Iraq War, We Are Told, is Overnew

It wasn't that Americans forgave the lie at the heart of the war in Iraq. It was actually worse than that. We simply gave in to it.
NUVO  |  David Hoppe  |  12-20-2011  |  Commentary

Jared Hagemann's Hellnew

One soldier's death, and what it says about the problems facing returning veterans.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  11-11-2011  |  War

War Is Personalnew

When Carlos Arredondo lost his son in Iraq, he couldn't pretend it was worth the sacrifice.
The Texas Observer  |  Eugene Richards  |  03-04-2011  |  War

Will the U.S. Negotiate Army Private Bowe Bergdahl's Release?new

Individuals claiming to represent the "Afghan Taliban" have made two public offers to swap Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army private from Hailey, Idaho, who has been held captive in Afghanistan since June 30, 2009, for militants held by the United States. But U.S. military officials will not say if the offers are real or if they are pursuing a trade.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  04-28-2010  |  War

How Many Civilians Has the U.S. Killed in the War On Terror?new

The Pentagon insists it manages civilian casualties. According to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, "Gen. [Stanley] McChrystal is doing everything humanly possible to avoid civilian casualties." But the surprising truth is that the Pentagon doesn't actually measure those casualties.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  04-12-2010  |  War

A New Mexico Nurse Discusses Her Service in Iraqnew

Nurses may dress the wounds of the enemy. They may deploy to New Orleans to salvage lives in a temporary hospital. Some military nurses may get the chance to share their skills and knowledge with Iraqi women in makeshift classrooms. Others may find themselves witnessing history firsthand.
Weekly Alibi  |  Whitny Doyle  |  03-23-2010  |  War

Meet Katherine Carroll, the Battlefield Professornew

In the summer of 2007, Katherine Carroll heard that the Army was searching for Ph.D.s with specialties in Middle Eastern culture and history to embed with combat brigades, to "help them take into account the social, political and cultural context," she says.
Nashville Scene  |  Lyda Phillips  |  03-05-2010  |  War

Iraq War Protesters Get Their Day in Courtnew

Seven years after one of the biggest clashes between civilians and police in Albuquerque's history, 11 protesters are taking city officials to court over First Amendment issues.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  02-26-2010  |  Civil Liberties

Activist Cindy Sheehan Speaks About Her Ongoing War on Warnew

There are still a few emboldened people who will do whatever is necessary — including getting arrested countless times — to stop the seemingly pointless loss of innocent lives. Cindy Sheehan is among those on the front lines — waging war against war.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Michael Sullivan  |  02-22-2010  |  War

Officials Struggle to ID Crimes Too Violent for Veterans Courtsnew

After battling for months against post-traumatic stress disorder, Thomas Delgado, an Iraq war veteran ended a night of heavy drinking in September 2008 by hunkering down with a gun in his bathtub. He soon found himself facing a charge of attempted murder.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  12-29-2009  |  War

An Army Sergeant's Case May Help Explain the Surge in Non-combat Deathsnew

In Sgt. John M. Russell's chaotic Army world the morning of May 11, the enemy was closing in. The big Texan had talked of conspiracies, woken up from constant nightmares, and broken down in tears, wishing someone would put a bullet in his head.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  12-07-2009  |  War

Robin Long, War Resister or Deserter?new

In 2008, Long made international headlines when he became the first Iraq War deserter to be deported from Canada. He was prosecuted by the US Army and served 12 months of a 15-month sentence. Long, who first spoke to BW in 2006 about his life as a war resister in Canada, was recently released from the naval brig at Miramar. During a recent visit to Boise, Long sat down with BW.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  08-12-2009  |  War

How's That Iraq War Going These Days?new

When President Obama was asked about Iraq at his "100 days" prime-time press conference, he noted the rise in violence in Iraq, but said violence there remains lower than it was during 2008. He was wrong.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  05-06-2009  |  Commentary

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