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Iraq Veterans

Violent Veterans, the Big Picture

Helen Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Benedict

Iraq War veterans seem to be killing and hurting themselves and others more than veterans of any other war in American history.

We Remember the Dead by Helping the Living

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Clearly, we have not done enough for our veterans. That's why it's so infuriating that when someone finally does, government bureaucrats try to stop them.

Rescue Task Force: Real Help for Wounded Warriors

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

If you're evacuated after sustaining injuries on the battlefield, you lose your stuff, and while you're recovering, the Rescue Task Force people will try to get you replacements.


Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

New Yorkers gather from all over the nation and abroad; where they come from and what they are reaffirms that we are all "real Americans," even those "pesky" immigrants.

A Guide to Help Our Troops Survive -- at Home

Bobby Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bobby Muller

Despite their honorable service and sacrifices, servicemembers upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan often find themselves having to fight the military itself to get needed benefits and services.

Iraq: Is the SOFA viable?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

The Status of Forces Agreement comes with outrageous stipulations that render our troops helpless, subject them to the Iraqi military tribunals, halt U.S. military operations, and turn vengeful detainees over to the Iraqis.

Veterans Bring The Truth Home

Stephen Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Funk

Even considering the long list of mistakes perpetuated by this Administration on the American people, the war in Iraq is by far the most urgent problem president-elect Obama must address.

Army Bases Brace For Surge In Stress-Related Disorders

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Some 15,000 soldiers are heading home to this sprawling base after spending more than a year at war in Iraq and Afghanistan...

Top Ten Heroes of the George W. Bush Era

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

As the W. Bush regime comes to an end it seems appropriate to pay tribute to the countless individuals and groups who have spent the last nearly 8 years exposing this government.

Taking Care of Our Veterans

Joseph A. Violante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Violante

We must never forget the very real sacrifices already made by millions of American veterans who have been injured or disabled as a result of their service.

The Sound of Veterans Day

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sean Gilfillan

Just as our artists have given us great music to listen to since my return from Iraq, we are now using this music to help the hundreds of thousands of troops who face a host of struggles upon returning home.

Why Democrats Can Hold the Veteran and Military Family Vote Moving Forward

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Powers

Numerous veterans are returning home to find a newly found passion for politics as we have seen first hand how America's policies affect other nations and how Washington has failed.

Iraq: US Soldiers Being Redeployed, Despite Mental Instability

ABC | By BOB WOODRUFF, JAMES HILL and JAIME HENNESSEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks before his second deployment to Iraq last September, Army Specialist Michael DeVlieger broke down. "At first, I thought it was something th...

The Obama Challenges

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

As President, Obama will need to confront two costly wars, global terrorism, an economy on the brink and a serious energy crisis. Don't expect immediate change.

Prosecuting U.S. Troops Under Iraqi Law .. ?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

For all those who will accept nothing short of "victory" in Iraq, please get on the same page as the rest of us: sending others into an immoral situation and expecting them to behave morally is absurd.

Trapped in Section 60: an Interview with the Directors of "Section 60: Arlington Nation Cemetery"

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

Matt O'Neill: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have become the background noise in this presidential election. No one is paying attention right now.

Obama's Edge Over McCain on Iraq

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

Senator Obama's plan to leave troop elements behind would have conditions: the Iraqis would have to politically reconcile and end sectarianism. McCain's is to continue on the current path.

Top Iraq/Afghan Vets Group Gives McCain a 'D' for 2008 -- Obama a 'B'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The report card places McCain on what it calls "the D team" and explains, "These legislators must improve their voting records if they are to legitimately claim that they support our troops and veterans."

Iraq Vet Doubts 'New Veteran' Loyalty to McCain

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

McCain and "his veterans" are running scared now, because the majority of "new veterans" from Iraq and Afghanistan are making a heroic stand against them and the special interest groups they represent.

The Soundtrack of War: Music by American Servicemembers and Veterans

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sean Gilfillan

Similar to how NWA took you on a tour of Compton and country music opened your eyes to rural America, To The Fallen Records will open your eyes to the military lifestyle.

ABC Reporter Bob Woodruff's Incredible Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Sometimes Bob tells me he is not the person I married. And then, as I mention in the book, I laugh and reply "I am not either. I'm older, wiser and more wrinkled."

Why won't the VA provide service dogs for wounded warriors?

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

NEADS Inc. is a non-profit that trains service dogs. One of its current programs is called Canines for Combat Veterans. The dogs can perform amazing...

How Did the RNC Insult Troops and Veterans? Let Me Count the Ways...

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Last week's convention sure made every superficial effort to come off as pro-Troop. And the media ate it up, not challenging a single thing. But to those of us who did serve, it was offense after offense after offense.

Obama, McCain, and Our Veterans

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Many may not know that Obama's name was placed in nomination by a man who identified himself as "a life-long Republican and an Iraq war veteran." His name is Michael Wilson; he served as an Air Force medic.

The Battle Of Denver

Jeff Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Chang

This was a different kind of protest. The troops then saluted the riot police -- and there they stood, the veterans and the thousands behind them, mostly silent.