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A Death in the Family

David Laufman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
David Laufman

We must instill within our society a deeper, sustainable recognition of the true costs of war and the price of service -- and to promote a genuine feeling and broader community of shared sacrifice.

Max J. Rosenthal

Afghanistan Base Named 'Aryan' Raises Objections From Soldiers | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following last week's embarrassing controversy involving Marines displaying a flag with what appeared to be a Nazi insignia, American an...

Smoke Screen: How The U.S. Military Disposes Of Garbage In Afghanistan

Guernica | J. Malcom Garcia | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

In Afghanistan, the U.S. military disposes of garbage—computers, motorbikes, TVs, shoes, even human feces—in open burn pits. Are toxic clouds from...

Afghan Translators Risk Lives To Deliver Voice Of America

GlobalPost | Jean MacKenzie and Rateb Muzhda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FORWARD OPERATING BASE WILSON, Afghanistan -- Hamayon, a 24-year-old Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan's dangerous south, worries le...

What We Can Do To Honor This One Soldier's Death

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

Throughout the history of war in this country, fallen soldiers have returned home to be buried, and then honored by ordinary Americans every Memorial ...