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Burn Pits in Iraq

Military Burn Pits: The New Agent Orange?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

It's no secret that US military operations can be harmful to the environment. US military presence and interventions often leave environmental health problems for both soldiers and the local population.

The Pits of Hell

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

This week's NATO summit on the future of the war in Afghanistan probably did not get to the matter of burn pits or abandoned latrines. These are the details of hell. They are also our legacy, in Afghanistan and Iraq.

KBR Gives Uncle Sam the One Finger Salute

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Le's take a brief look at the world of rent a generals. Specifically, Lt. Gen. Sanchez. (USA-Ret.). Gen. Sanchez had a distinguished Army career and h...

Something in the Air

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Rather

Returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from new ailments related to burn pits, massive fires that sent thick, choking smoke hanging over US bases. Now one soldier is coming forward.

Green News Report -- March 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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"IRAQ: An Environmental Cesspool"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Burn pit tests in war zones have shown that the fires release dioxins, benzene and volatile organic compounds, including substances known to cause cancer.