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Last U.S. Troops Whoop, Fist-Bump Their Way Out Of Iraq

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait — The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fis...

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...

4 US Soldiers Killed During Iraq Cities Pullout

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Not a single American soldier was in sight. Gone, too, were the American helicopters whose buzz has for years defined Baghdad's backgr...

US Soldier In Iraq Killed By Grenade

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military says an American soldier was killed in a grenade attack in northern Iraq. A statement says the Multi-National Divis...

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...

Gunman In Iraqi Army Uniform Kills 2 US Soldiers

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi soldier opened fire on a U.S. military team Saturday, killing two American soldiers and wounding three, the U.S. military sai...

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....

5 US Soldiers Killed In Mosul, Iraq Truck Bombing

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide truck driver detonated a ton of explosives near a police headquarters in the northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing five ...

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.

Iraqi Cleric Al Sadr Urges Attacks Against Americans Over Gaza Invasion

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday urged reprisals against American forces in Iraq to protest Israel's Gaza offensive, as A...

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...

Top US general in Iraq prepares for troop decision

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BASRA, Iraq — The top U.S. general in Iraq said he will make a decision about the future role of American troops in early spring, to allow enoug...

US: 7 soldiers die in chopper crash in Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — An American Chinook helicopter crashed early Thursday as it was landing in southern Iraq, killing seven U.S. soldiers, the military sa...

Soldier In Iraq Killed His Superior, Another Unit Member: Report

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A soldier was detained in Iraq after he allegedly opened fire on a superior and another unit member, killing them both, the Army...

2 US Soldiers Killed By Roadside Bomb In Iraq

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — A roadside bomb killed two U.S. soldiers in a predominantly Shiite area in Baghdad on Monday, the first deadly attack against American...

4 US soldiers killed; militants shell Green Zone

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Bombardments by suspected militants killed four U.S. soldiers Monday as troops tried to push Shiite fighters farther from the U.S.-pro...

Nearly 1 in 5 troops has mental problems after war service

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Roughly one in every five U.S. troops who have survived the bombs and other dangers of Iraq and Afghanistan now suffers from major ...

Rockets Kill 5 Near Baghdad Airport

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Rockets slammed into an Iraqi housing complex near the Baghdad international airport and a nearby U.S. military base on Monday, killin...

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...