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Pentagon Newspeak

Stanley Kutler | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The Pentagon has launched a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War to provide "historically accurate materials" for schoolchildren. Get 'em young.

Photos Document Devastation After Floods Hit Morocco

HuffPost Maroc | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

Devastating floods in Morocco have left at least 32 people dead and 6 missing. The flash floods were caused by heavy storms that swept the region Sund...

The End of Shared Sacrifice Set in Stone: Yale As Metaphor

Paul Gunther | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

It behooves Americans not only to pause and consider their war dead, even if just doing so by pondering the anonymous tale of a single lapidary name, but also to think about a contemporary society where the whole concept of such binding sacrifice is equally dead.

The Long-Term State of the Union - Counting the Cost of Empire?

David Coates | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
David Coates

There is something desperate about the current quality of politics in Washington DC. It is not that our elected representatives steadily avoid any discussion of key issues. It is rather that the way in which they choose to discuss those key issues trivializes them to the point of folly.

Thanks, But No Thanks

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Doug Bradley

Since Thanksgiving is the most American of holidays, it should come as no surprise that the U.S. Army pulled out all the stops to make us homesick G.I.s partake in a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner in Vietnam.

David Wood

Iraq, Afghanistan War Wounded Pass 50,000

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- More than 50,000 Americans have been combat-wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001, a grim measure of the cost of more than a decade ...

Joe Biden's Uncounted Angels

David Isenberg | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

All these deaths and casualties should be remembered. But as long as we are going to do body counts let us not low ball. What about all the PMSC personnel who have also made the ultimate sacrifice?

Undercounting Contractor Casualties in Iraq

David Isenberg | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

A new report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) provides some detail on the sacrifices made by private contractors who...

Chapter 12 Redux

David Isenberg | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

While ultimately the article proved to lack sufficient corroboration to prove its point the ISOA complaint process could only be called, charitably speaking, laughable.

Our Children Will Finally Learn That Wars Can and Do End

Ryan McDermott | Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact
Ryan McDermott

While waiting in the Kuwaiti desert, I wrote letters to my son as if they might serve as a way for him of understanding why I went to war. For me, writing the letters was a coping mechanism for dealing with the separation.

Contratistas Desaparecidos

David Isenberg | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

You will never see the PBS NewsHour listing any contractor among the periodic listings of those killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Regardless of what you think of the utility of using PMSC such an attitude is just plain morally wrong.

Elise Foley

WATCH: Cost Of Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan To Reach $3.7 Trillion

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States will have spent a total of $3.7 trillion on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, costing 225,000 lives and creating...

Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Summer)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Central Park lights the stage in all her glory, for summer has arrived, voluptuous and steady. No longer do the denizens of the city fear nature's vacillating affection.

Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Didn't Have To Die in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Memorial Day is a national holiday dedicated to remembering Americans killed in wartime. This year, unfortunately, we remember war dead who didn't have to die, and unless Congress and the president act, we'll remember more needless deaths next year.

1,500 Broken Promises from Afghanistan War Backers

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

With Memorial Day coming up, we should take a moment to consider something that's gone largely unremarked in the mainstream media: more than 1,500 troops have now died in a war the American people oppose.

1,501 Good Reasons To End the Afghanistan War

Derrick Crowe | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The number of troops killed in connection with the Afghanistan war now exceeds 1,500. How many more troop deaths and civilian killings will we tolerate before Washington acts to end this war?

Tell Joe Klein It's Stupid NOT to Get Out of Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

While 68 percent of Americans worry that the war's costs affect our ability to fix problems here at home, we're wasting $2 billion a week on a war that's not making us safer. That sounds pretty stupid to me.

Afghan War's 9th Anniversary: U.S. Nears Decade Of Fighting

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — It's make-or-break time in Afghanistan. The war enters its 10th year Thursday, and this is no ordinary anniversary....

Bush At War

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

What happens when a great nation -- and this is a great nation -- elects a ruler who is not up to the task of being president? The answer is to be found in George W. Bush's memoirs, Decision Points.

VA Made Secret Deal With Prudential Over Soldiers' Life Insurance Payouts

Bloomberg | David Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to inform 6 million soldiers and their families of an agreement enabling Prudential Financial Inc. to w...

Obama White House To Start Publicly Walking Away From 2011 Afghan Withdraw Date

McClatchy | Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the war in Afghanistan in an effort t...

October 2010 SIGIR Quarterly Report

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

The latest quarterly report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), released October 30, has not received much attention. ...

Generation War: Children During 9/11 Becoming Soldiers In Afghanistan

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARJAH, Afghanistan — Lance Cpl. Jacob Adams was in 5th grade math class when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pen...

Afghan War Casualties: U.S. Military Deaths Hit 1,260

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at least 1,260 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in l...

Contractor Deaths Exceed Military Deaths In Iraq, Afghan Wars

ProPublica | T. Christian Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More private contractors than soldiers were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent months, the first time in history that corporate casualties have ...