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US Troop Deployments

One Deployment Only

Lisa Wexler | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

I am the mother of an 18 year old and a 24 year old. The last thing I wish to see is for this country to institute another draft. Nonetheless, I believe our current situation is unfair, disproportionately burdening a tiny percent of the population with the actual costs of warfare.

Senator McCain: One More Such 'Victory' and We're Ruined

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

McCain's insistent claims that the US is winning the war in Iraq thanks to his "surge" strategy is the military-political equivalent of the junk securities that Wall Street's shady financiers have been peddling.

The Ticking Iraqi Clock

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

The latest propaganda being formulated by those in a perpetual state of denial is that the Bush initiated this war and occupation as philanthropists for the Iraqi people. Explain that philanthropy to the 4.5 million Iraqi refugees.

Virtue Out of Necessity: Bush Troop Decision Disingenuous

Lawrence Korb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Korb

Despite the president's assertion that the withdrawal of some troops represents a "return on success" from his "surge" policy, he is merely making a virtue out of necessity.

Senior Army Officials: US Readiness Dangerously Low

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels ...