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War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

Drone Attacks: Bombs in The Air Versus Boots on The Ground

Kalsoom Lakhani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kalsoom Lakhani

If the strategic costs outweigh the tactical benefits of using drones, why does the US continue to champion such a policy? The answer seems to be: because it is their best worst option.

Gen. Petraeus Implements Military Surge Against Four Somali Pirates in a Lifeboat

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

The most powerful Navy in the world remains in a standoff with four pirates in a small boat. So threatening to US national security are these pirates, Gen. Petraeus is now running the operation.

White House And Pentagon Agree That Iraqi Forces Remain Unprepared To Take Over Security Mission

The New York Times | THOM SHANKER and STEVEN LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Bush prepares to address the nation Thursday about the state of the Iraq War, The New York Times is reporting that the White House and Pe...

As Petraeus Testifies, Baghdad Teeters On Edge Of Erupting

McClatchy Newspapers | Leila Fadel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Army Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker were critical of Iran when they testified Tuesday before the Senate, barely giving credit for an ...

General Petraeus: "We Haven't Turned Any Corners. We Haven't Seen Any Lights At The End Of The Tunnel"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top American Commander in Iraq told two separate Congressional committees Tuesday that the progress touted by the Bush Administration was "fragile...

General Petraeus Iraq Hearings: Updates Here

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED 4/9 1:17pm*** Click Here For Videos Of The Hearings --- Petraeus Won't Say He'd Advise New President On Withdrawal: Spencer Ackerman...

Baghdad Orders Lockdown As Petraeus Testifies

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Unauthorized vehicles will be banned in Baghdad from 5 a.m. to midnight on Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the city's capture by U.S. troops, the ...

Quotes From Iraq Hearings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some quotes from lawmakers during Tuesday's Senate hearings on Iraq, which featured testimony from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker: _...

General Won't Promise More Iraq Pullouts

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Iraq told Congress Tuesday that hard-won gains in the war zone are too fragile to promise any troop pullo...

Petraeus Iraq Hearings Videos: David Petraeus, Ryan Crocker, John McCain And Carl Levin

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED 4/9 11:44am*** ***Click Here For Updates On The Iraq Hearings*** --- General David Petraeus' Testimony Before House Members, Part 1...

Petraeus Iraq Hearings: General Testifies To Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain Wants To Avoid Looking Like "Eager Cheerleader": The New York Times notes that John McCain "risks looking like an eager cheerleader if he heaps...