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Operation Desert Storm

I Had a Field Day on Kitchen Patrol

Oral Fixation | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Oral Fixation

This story was written and performed by Monty Daniels for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on April 17, 2012.

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot

Steve Horn | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogChevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta...

Veterans Day: I Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Because of their war-incurred illnesses, injuries -- both physical and mental -- and many other consequences of our wars and conflicts, for ma...

Iraq's On-Again, Off-Again Plans for Buying F-16s May Be On Again

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

A critical component of Iraqi's national defense capabilities will be how well its air defense systems and fighter aircraft can defend and control its airspace and provide air sovereignty in case of an enemy attack.

Passing of a Modest Hero

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

A few weeks ago I attended the "Celebration of Life" Service for a dear friend and neighbor who passed away after a long and valiant struggle with...

Dreams of the Iraqi Air Force vs. Needs of the Iraqi People

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

While indeed decimated as a result of wars, a new Iraqi Air Force has started to rise again from its ashes -- ironically with the help of the same powers that destroyed it in the first place.

Operation Desert Storm: 20 Years Later

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

Among the anniversaries of war, the transition from Operation Desert Shield to Operation Desert Storm is a small one. But what I know about war now is that this date is important.

The Iraqi Phoenix Rises Again

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

Ironically, the same powers that destroyed the Iraqi Air Force, mainly the U.S., are now assiduously rebuilding it, equipping it, and training its airmen.

Reality Check: Mujahedin-e Khalq, Kurds and Shiites in Iraq

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Had there been any evidence of the MEK's collusion with the former Iraqi government on any issue, let alone suppressing the Kurds or the Shiites, it would have surfaced in the seven years since the invasion of Iraq.

Maine Seniors Cheer On Troops At Airport

ABC World News | Sharyn Alfonsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day inside a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine, two groups of unsung heroes meet -- the troops heading to or from Iraq and Afghanistan and the seni...

Abandoning America's Soldiers: The Decay of The US Military

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

The inadequacy of the VA and a majority of military doctors in theater that fail to diagnose or misdiagnose is at the crux of the soldiers diagnosed with rare, advanced cancers.

Past Time to Join the Landmine Treaty

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

While 156 countries have signed on, the United States has not yet agreed to join the ban on the production, use, sale, and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines.