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Tomorrows Bad Seeds to Honor U.S. Troops in new music video, War Letter

Brad Puet | Posted 04.06.2017 | Arts
Brad Puet

Tomorrows Bad Seeds blend together the perfect mixture of rock-pop, punk-reggae and hip-hop to create a feel good musical melting pot. The group has a...

Hagel: U.S. Ground Troops Could Be Needed In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview on Friday the United States might eventually need to send...

Why I Want Everyone In America To See 'American Sniper'

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 03.30.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

I'm not sure if I was simply too young to grasp what my dad must've been going through when he went to war. Perhaps it was simply impossible for me to imagine my father being anything other than the man who I ate dinner with every night.

Robbie Couch

Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Rosanna Powers’ fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of...

U.S. Steps Up Military Deliveries To Iraq To Help Fight Against Al Qaeda

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that the United States is accelerating its deliveries of military equipment to Iraq to ...

WATCH: Military Dad Surprises Daughter At Spelling Bee After She Spells 'Sergeant'

Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact

Skylar Johnson received an unforgettable prize for spelling "sergeant" correctly during her Boca Raton Elementary spelling bee, reports. ...

Why China’s 'Free-Riding' In Afghanistan And Iraq Is OK

Posted 10.15.2011 | World

By Richard Weitz, The Diplomat China’s limited support for the US-led counterinsurgency campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, despite the growing C...

Withdrawing Honorably From Iraq

Joshua Gleis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

If the Obama administration wants to successfully and responsibly pull the majority of American forces out of Iraq, it has to begin by changing the narrative of the Iraqi conflict.

Let's Get Out of Libya. Now.

Rajai Hakki | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Rajai Hakki

We attempted to install democracy by force, forever changing politics in the region. The cost: gross human rights violations and hundreds of thousands of civilians dead.

Military: 2010 Lowest Level Of Violence In Iraq

McClatchy | Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor | Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Defeat in Iraq: Muqtada's Return

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The return of Muqtada Al-Sadr, a junior Shia cleric and head of the Mehdi Army militia, from his refuge in Iran to a prominent role in Iraqi politics ...

Scott Anderson, U.S. Soldier, Uses Magic Tricks To Cheer Up Children In War-Torn Afghanistan And Iraq

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Scott Anderson began his first tour of duty as a MedEvac pilot in Afghanistan, he had no idea he would be able to use his talent for performing m...

Doctors Blame U.S. Weapons for Birth Defects in Fallujah

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the US after the Iraq invasion....

Iraq Withdrawal in Danger

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Just when you thought that the fat lady was about to launch into an aria over America's exit from Iraq, the US military announced that it is drawing up contingency plans to delay the withdrawal.

The Price of Pushing Our Troops Too Far

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

As we roll the dice again in Central Asia, it's clear that we're pushing our Army and Marines too far. Naturally, our troops, notably the brass, will deny this. We Americans need to recognize the limits on our troops, even if they refuse to do so.

Blue Star Mothers Send Care Packages Overseas

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Veterans Day was last week, but our troops are still in harm's way, with many more likely on their way overseas. Fortunately, efforts continue to sup...

How Many Enemies, How Much Military Spending?

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Washington is spending more today on its military now than it did when the U.S. was confronting the Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact, Maoist China, and assorted Third World autocracies. Whatever could justify such outlays?

Turkey, US Begin Talks On Iraq-Exit Strategy

Hurriyet Daily News | Zeynep Gurcanli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Turkey and the U.S. have officially began preliminary talks on the use of Turkish soil for the transfer of American troops, arms and other logistic eq...

Iraq: US Soldier Convicted Of 2007 Murder

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A US soldier has been convicted of murder for his involvement in the killing of four Iraqis who were shot and dumped in a Baghdad canal in 2007. Sgt ...

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.

Will The Slaughter Of Iraqis By The US Military Ever Be Reported?

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Schwartz

Even if the Obama administration pursues a very different policy in Iraq and the Middle East, I doubt it will acknowledge the amount of violence caused by the war during its first six years.

US Quietly Expanding Permanent Bases Throughout Middle East

Washington Post | William M. Arkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The "pause" is now official, replacing the surge. Once the summer's withdrawal of five-plus brigades from Iraq is completed, a broad consensus of defe...