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Iraq Veterans

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.

U.S. Combat Deaths Down in Iraq -- But Soldier Suicides Continue

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Despite the overall drop in U.S. deaths in Iraq there has been a spate of "noncombat" fatalities there in the past week. Also, Iraq vets continue to kill themselves at home at an alarming rate.

Voter Registration for Vets

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

In May the Department of Veterans Affairs banned voter registration drives in V.A. hospitals and other government buildings. Last week, the Senate int...

The Ticking Iraqi Clock

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

The latest propaganda being formulated by those in a perpetual state of denial is that the Bush initiated this war and occupation as philanthropists for the Iraqi people. Explain that philanthropy to the 4.5 million Iraqi refugees.

Time to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

We have had a long tradition of coming together as a nation to memorialize our fallen heroes--the men and women whose lives were lost on the battlefie...

Suicide Hot Line Received Calls From 22,000 Veterans

AP | KATHARINE EUPHRAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — More than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted,...

Iraq Soldier's Mother Talks About Son's Suicide (VIDEO)

American News Project | Garland McLaurin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Veterans Affairs emailed leaked to the public reported that an estimated 1,000 suicides attempts per month were being reported at VA medical facilit...

Soldier Made Famous By Photo Dies From Overdose

The Pilot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An Army medic whose image made the nation's front pages in the early days of the war in Iraq died in Pinehurst Saturday. Joseph Patrick Dwyer, 31, d...

The Disposable Oath

Stan Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stan Goff

The Democratic Party leadership is more interested in winning elections than they are in doing their sworn duty to uphold the Constitution.

Tiny American Flags

Stephen Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Funk

People in the military do not have 1st Amendment rights, though we are supposedly dying in Iraq so you can have those rights.

Embedded With The Troops... in Aspen

Heather Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Buchanan

True to their indomitable spirit, these wounded warriors don't let something like paralysis or a missing leg or two prevent them from tearing up the mountain.

Tell John McCain to Stand Up For Our Troops and Veterans

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Cornell du Houx

When I joined the Marines, I didn't rely on the educational benefits advertised because I knew Congress hadn't fulfilled the promise of the G.I. Bill. It's disheartening to watch McCain cozy up to Bush at the expense of fellow veterans.

Webb GI Bill Passes Senate, McCain Skips Vote

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*** UPDATE BELOW *** The Associated Press reports that the Webb GI Bill has passed the Senate: Senate Republicans have broken with President Bush to...

My Conversation with Phil Donahue on Body of War

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2008-04-24-donahue_tavis.jpgDonahue's new film tells the story of a U.S. soldier severely wounded in Iraq and the difficult journey he's navigated following the attack.

VA Lying About Number Of Veteran Suicides, Senator Charges

McClatchy | Les Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Veterans Administration has lied about the number of veterans who have attempted suicide, Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday, citing internal e-mail...

Paralyzed Vet Turns Pain Into Protest Music

USA Today | Edna Gundersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Bent on retribution, Tomas Young joined the U.S. Army two days after 9/11. When he learned he was being shipped to Iraq instead of Afghanistan, he say...

Iraq, Afghan Vets Already Found At Homeless Shelters, Advocates Fear 'Tsunami'

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a rep...

Suicide Rates Increase Among Iraq And Afghanistan Vets

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hundreds of troops have come home from war, left the military and committed suicide. That is the finding of preliminary Veterans Affairs Department r...