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A Conversation With Helen Benedict: Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction

Len Hollie | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Helen Benedict has written five novels and five books of non-fiction. I recently spoke with Benedict about the unique undertaking of writing both fiction and non-fiction from the same research material.

'Hurt Locker' Soldier Poet Brian Turner's New Book

The Guardian | Sarah Crown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With his award-winning 2005 debut, "Here, Bullet," a collection about his time in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker brigade, the US soldier-poet picked up whe...

Soldier Taunting Iraqi Children is Hardly the Worst Act

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

Recent news of a video of a US soldier taunting two Iraqi male children is disturbing but hardly the worst account of improper actions to have emerged...

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

iPod In Iraq: Soldiers' MP3s A New Instrument Of War | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Professor Pieslak is a music theorist at the City College of New York. Over the past few years he has interviewed US soldiers about the music they lis...

Baghdad Camp Liberty Shooting Kills 5 US Soldiers

Posted 05.25.2011 | World


US Soldiers Kill Iraqi Boy, 12, After Thrown Grenade

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American soldiers shot and killed two people in the northern city of Mosul, including a 12-year-old boy the military said had thrown a hand grenade at...

Former US Soldier Apologizes For Iraqi Girl Rape

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the five US soldiers who helped rape an Iraqi girl and kill her family told jurors Friday that he regrets what happened that day in March 2006....

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 ...

Immigration Reform is a Promise Waiting to be Filled

Marisa Treviño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marisa Treviño

Some analysts are guessing that Obama, while he won't utter the words "immigration reform" in the same breath, might be more willing to tackle the issue one piece at a time.

Iraqis Hope To Sue US Troops Under New Security Agreement

McClatchy | Adam Ashton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The families of three men who were killed last week during a search of a grain warehouse want to press charges against American soldiers under the ter...

Why Congress Didn't Bring The Troops Home

LA Times | Noam N. Levey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To a crescendo of clicking cameras, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped before a row of shimmering U.S. flags last March to make an announcement Americ...