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Iraq Casualties

UN: 2014 Was The Deadliest Year For Civilians In Iraq Since 2007

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Violence in Iraq in 2014 killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of ...

Robbie Couch

Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Rosanna Powers’ fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of...

Joshua Hersh

There's So Much Violence In Iraq The Tragedy Has Become Easy To Ignore | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In late November, Prashant Rao, the Baghdad bureau chief for Agence France-Presse, found himself with a terrible, familiar problem. The daily story he...

Horrors in the Rear-View Mirror: Ten Years of Iraq

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Why look back?" some of them say. Here's why....

Shaping DoD Policy by Giving a Voice to Bereaved Military Families

Cilla McCain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Cilla McCain

The Department of Defense has approved a groundbreaking study examining the unique grieving process of survivors. Maybe this is a positive step toward building a stronger military community and a stronger nation as a whole.

Joe Biden's Uncounted Angels

David Isenberg | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

All these deaths and casualties should be remembered. But as long as we are going to do body counts let us not low ball. What about all the PMSC personnel who have also made the ultimate sacrifice?

Burying Iraq, Again

Edward Wasserman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Our country isn't unique in making war needlessly, but we may be unique in our insouciance. Attention really should be paid. After all, destroying another country is a big deal.

How Many U.S. Soldiers Were Wounded in Iraq? Guess Again.

Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

The figure for "wounded" constantly cited by politicians and the media does not come close to reflecting the real cost to the servicemembers who went to fight and will never be the same again. We owe it to them to make a full accounting of their sacrifice -- and then never forget it.

'How Do You Ask a Man to Be the Last Man to Die' for the Iraq War?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

While the president may be technically correct when he says, "Early this morning, the last of our troops left Iraq," we will all hold our breath until the last of our troops really leaves Iraq.

Joshua Hersh

Iraq, Afghanistan Casualty Counts Tell Tale Of Two Wars | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.01.2011 | World

It's a tale of two wars: in Iraq, August became the first month to pass without a single American military casualty, while in Afghanistan, Americans e...

Mr. President, Bring All of Our Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq Home, Now

Ed Koch | Posted 08.27.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

One June 24, 2011, President Barack Obama told our nation of his plans for withdrawing U.S. military forces from Afghanistan. He told us, "We will be...

Ryan Grim

John Boehner Hits Obama, Reid, Pelosi For Opposing Iraq Surge (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Boehner released a gloating Iraq war video in advance of President Obama's Oval Office address on the drawdown of combat troops in Iraq. The yo...

Another Hurt Locker

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Another, different "hurt locker" haunts these wars: it is the veteran hurt locker of hidden casualties.

Iraq Civilian Deaths Are Highest Since April

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) The number of civilians recorded killed in violence in Iraq shot up to 393 in August, its highest level since April, after a spate ...

The Price of this War Just Keeps Going up

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

War is an abomination. It's a last resort. It's a thing you do when it's the only thing to do.

Killing People vs Aborting Fetuses: An Open Letter to Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

Like you, the church seems much more concerned with the survival of fetuses and "possible fetuses" than with human beings.

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

Vincent Bugliosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vincent Bugliosi

To discuss anything less than the death penalty for someone responsible for over 100,000 deaths would on its face seem ludicrous. But we are dealing with the president of the United States here.

Iraq War Anniversary: Violence Down But Doubts Persist Over Political, Financial Stability (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 20 marks the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Over the course of the war, at least 4,259 members of the U.S. military and tens of...

Legacy My Ass

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

I have not given up my desire for NBC, CBS, ABC, or Fox to present a documentary about the Bush transgressions during his eight triumphant year Presidency.

Muntadir al-Zaidi and Us

William E. Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Connolly

It is a pity that more American journalists have not appreciated the heroism of Muntadir al-Zaidi, the way he spoke for us as well as for them when he threw his shoes at Bush.

American Hero: Mother of Electrocuted U.S. Soldier Inspires National Probes

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Cheryl Harris has been instrumental in getting Congress, and the Pentagon, to probe the issue of noncombat deaths -- and she finally testified before Congress two weeks ago.

Army To Probe Firing Of Woman Who Opened Up Iraq War Funerals

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Army Secretary Pete Geren has asked his staff for an internal review to examine the Army's firing last month of Gina Gray, the former public affairs d...

Tragic Trend: Yet Another Soldier Electrocuted in Iraq

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

As some may know, I have followed here, for months, the saga of my friend Cheryl Harris, whose son, Ryan Maseth, was electrocuted and died in Iraq se...

The Surge Is Working? Not If You Read the Latest GAO Report

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What the GAO report makes clear, above all else, is that contrary to what the mainstream media and the GOP would have you believe, the surge has not worked. It's time for the U.S. military to go home.

The 3,999th Was Important, Too

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The media, it has been amply shown, has dropped off in its coverage of the war -- studies prove it, war correspondents lament it -- and we've all noticed it.