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Fallen Soldier on My Delta Flight

Johnny Jet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Johnny Jet

A few minutes after touchdown, we did indeed have a water canon salute, which I'd previously only experienced on happy occasions like inaugural flights. This time, the water glistening on the windowpanes looked like tears.

Remains Of War Dead Dumped In Landfill

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock and Greg Jaffe | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

The Dover Air Force Base mortuary for years disposed of portions of troops’ remains by cremating them and dumping the ashes in a Virginia landfill, ...

One November's Dead: The American War Dead Disappear Into the Darkness

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

The American dead have, it seems, like the war they are now fighting, generally gone into the dustbin of news coverage.

The View From the Maine Woods

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Mills

On a fishing trip in the Maine woods one has the time and space, the solitude and quietude, to contemplate the world "as deliberately as Nature, and n...

New York Times: Military Establishment Frustrated With Pace Of Obama's Deliberations On Afghan War

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After nearly a month of deliberations by Mr. Obama over whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan, frustrations and anxiety are on the rise ...

Pentagon To Allow Photos Of Returning War Dead

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is reversing an 18-year ban on news coverage of the return of war dead, allowing photographs of flag-cover...