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Iraq and Afghanistan

Coverage of 'Moral Injury' Among U.S. Vets Masks Disregard of Civilian War Suffering

Edward Wasserman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Why do the media have so little place in their editorial imaginations for the pain of these wars when the people hurting aren't ours? Why do they dwell on a bruised fist while ignoring the face it shattered?

Where Has All the Money Gone?

David Vine | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
David Vine

Contractors are hardly alone in raking in the dollars from the Pentagon's baseworld. Pentagon officials, military personnel, members of Congress, and lobbyists, among others, have all benefited -- financially, politically, and professionally -- from the giant overseas presence.

Filling the Empty Battlefield

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.23.2013 | Books
Tom Engelhardt

There was a secret history of twenty-first-century American war crying out to be written. Now, we have it in the form of Jeremy Scahill's latest book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.

How Many Wakeup Calls Will It Take For Vets To Get The Help They Deserve?

Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact

By Sean J. Miller, TakePart Corey Wynn was among the thousands of returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who had trouble finding work after le...

Absence of Empathy

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Kyle G. Brown

New documents show that federal officials in Washington and New York downplayed concerns about health risks, concealing information that might have helped people who were contaminated at Ground Zero.

As Our Kids Were Dying In Wars, Michael Jackson Died In Encino

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

Many ask why I incessantly write about our wars and our television coverage, and I have no reasonable answer other than what is going on makes me nuts.

Afghanistan's Rebuilding Looms As Sequel To Iraq's

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The job of rebuilding Afghanistan is shaping up as an ominous sequel to the massive, mistake-riddled U.S. effort to get Iraq back o...

Sam Stein

Afghan Ambassador Trumpets Obama Agenda | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States trumpeted major portions of Barack Obama's approach towards his country on Tuesday, marking the second t...

Top US Commander: Afghanistan Is Bad, But Iraq Is Worse

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On CTV's Question Period yesterday, Centcom chief Adm. William Fallon claimed that "we're not nearly as bad as some would have you believe in Afghanis...