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Iraq War Veterans

Was the Iraq War Worth It?

Ward Carroll | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Ward Carroll

Whatever the outcome it's doubtful that military historians will label it as a "victory," and that combined with the toll the war has exacted should serve as a cautionary tale for all of us.

How You Can Help Scott Olsen, Iraq War Vet Critically Injured At 'Occupy Oakland'

Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact

Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen was injured after being hit in the head with a police projectile at Occupy Oakland. Olsen's family is waiting to see i...

Jason Cherkis

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Veteran During Occupy Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The Oakland Police Department fired tear gas on Occupy Oakland demonstrators Tuesday night as they marched through downtown, determined ...

Iraq War Veteran Convicted Of First-Degree Murder

Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver

An Iraq War veteran was found guilty on Friday of murder in the first degree of his girlfriend Brittney Brashers, 22, but not guilty of soliciting the...

Crisis for Local Veterans

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

While support ebbs and flows for America's operations abroad, it must remain constant for the select few who chose to pursue a life of service.

Disabled Iraq War Veteran Gets Inspired... And So Can You

Eric Frazier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Frazier

For most people, the road to recovery starts when they enter a rehabilitation hospital. For me, my recovery process started when I left my final rehabilitation hospital and joined a team called World T.E.A.M. Sports.

Iraq War Veteran Escapes Manhole Explosion

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Nigel Edinborough knows a thing or two about dangerous situations. But the Iraq war veteran was caught off guard when he narrowly escaped a Brookly...

Salute To Service: Veteran Aaron J. Marquez Shares His Open Letter To America

The Huffington Post | Aaron J. Marquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Veterans Day, Huffington Post Impact and Causecast present Salute To Service, a week-long series honoring the remarkable men and women of ...

Salute To Service: Veteran Maggie Martin Shares Her Open Letter To America

The Huffington Post | Maggie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Veterans Day, Huffington Post Impact and Causecast present Salute To Service, a week-long series honoring the remarkable men and women of ...

Bumper-Sticker Patriotism Is No Way to Honor Our Veterans

Aaron Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Sorkin

If you really want to honor our troops you won't use them for an easy applause line, you won't use them to get votes, or, most insulting to them of all, to divide us into real Americans and fake Americans.

Before Wikileaks, Iraq War Vets Revealed War Crimes

Laila Al-Arian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laila Al-Arian

The leaked reports back up what Iraq war veterans have been telling journalists for years, only to be ignored by the mainstream media.

Changing the Lives of Heroes, One Household at a Time (VIDEO)

Torrey Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Torrey Shannon

Cleaning for Heroes is an all-volunteer effort that brings donors, providers and recipients together, providing cleaning services to disabled veterans who are unable to afford them.

Staff Sgt. Dale Beatty, Purple Heart Veteran, Builds Homes For Others Disabled In Combat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Iraq War veteran Staff Sgt. Dale Beatty was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat -- he lost both his legs. With the use of prostheti...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Meaning of Mother's Day for Military Moms

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Because we are a nation at war, we should be especially tender toward the mothers who must leave their children behind as they head to battle.

From Combat To College, Veterans Lack Support (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Even with financial support from the government many vets find themselves lost on campus. In a recent Inside Higher Ed column, UCLA faculty member...

Talking About Killing Helps Veterans Cope, Study Suggests

nytimes.com | JAMES DAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The act of killing is as fundamental to war as oxygen is to fire. Yet it is also the one thing many combat veterans avoid discussing when they return ...

Iraq Troops' PTSD Rate As High As 35 Percent: New Study

physorg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Veterans' Administration should expect a high volume of Iraq veterans seeking treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, with researchers antici...

Soldier Returning From Iraq Not Allowed To See Her Daughter

New York Times | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the 10 months she was deployed in Iraq, Leydi Mendoza, a 22-year-old specialist in the New Jersey National Guard, did everything she could thin...

Why I Won't Go Back

Camilo E. Mejia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Camilo E. Mejia

It is true that as a soldier it is not your job to question the nature of a mission, but what if that mission violates your morality so much you cannot reconcile it with your most basic beliefs?

US Vets Return to Middle East to Help Iraqi Refugees

Karin Zeitvogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Zeitvogel

I'm on the first day of a rapid-fire visit to Jordan, which has provided a safe haven for an estimated 750,000 refugees from Iraq. We also hope to work out if we can provide relief to them.

Military Considering Purple Hearts For Soldiers With Psychological Wounds

Wall Street Journal | YOCHI DREAZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Centuries before Iraq and Afghanistan, George Washington created the Purple Heart to honor troops wounded in combat. But with an increasing number of...

New Generation Of Homeless Vets Emerges

AP | ERIN McCLAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LEEDS, Mass. — Peter Mohan traces the path from the Iraqi battlefield to this lifeless conference room, where he sits in a kilt and a Camp Kill ...