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Iraq Troops

Iraq Troops' PTSD Rate As High As 35 Percent

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Veterans' Administration should expect a high volume of Iraq veterans seeking treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, with researchers antici...

"Coalition Of The Willing" Comes To An End As Last British Troops Leave Iraq

New York Times | ROD NORDLAND and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Commanders of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, as the American-led military coalition here is formally called, have a looming nomenclature problem....

Sam Stein

Biden: No Additional U.S. Soldier Will Die For Iraq (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Should violence in Iraq spike with the removal of American troops, military commanders and administration officials have cautioned a policy of wait an...

Sam Stein

White House Hails Iraq Troop Withdrawal But Won't Claim Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House hailed on Tuesday the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops out of Iraq's cities but declined to qualify the benchmark as a victory, or eve...

Army Chief Casey: US Ready To Be In Iraq 10 Years

AP | TOM CURLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is prepared to leave fighting forces in Iraq for as long as a decade despite an agreement between the United States an...

Anti-War Groups Will Back Obama's Withdrawal Delay

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is reportedly preparing to announce that he will order American combat troops to be out of Iraq by August of 2010, a deadline that's m...

Sam Stein

Gates Praises Obama, Outlines New Defense World

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly re-appointed Defense Secretary Bob Gates took questions from the press on Tuesday, outlining some agenda items that the Obama administration is ...

What's Bringing Together 50 Cent, Kid Rock, and Beyoncé? Showing Real Support for the Troops

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Every time the media ignores the Iraq War in favor of stories about wardrobe malfunctions and who's in rehab this week, I blow a fuse. So why am I talking celebrities?

Bush Admin Told Iraq Government It Wanted Troops To Stay Until 2015

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States asked Iraq for permission to maintain a troop presence there to 2015, but U.S. and Iraqi negotiators agreed to limit their authoriza...

Bush Hits Home

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

My daughter is a military wife. Which makes me a military mother-in-law. Which means that I have a personal interest in Bush's announcement about shorter combat tours.

Who's Paying The Biggest Price Now For Our War In Iraq? Our National Guard.

Bobby Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bobby Muller

Almost half of the soldiers scheduled to deploy to Iraq are members of our National Guard. We can't maintain this -- it is another cost of the war, one that is too great for our country to bear.

Military Chief: US Doesn't Have Enough Troops To Send To Afghanistan

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From The Washington Post: The nation's top military officer said yesterday that more U.S. troops are needed in Afghanistan to tamp down an increasin...

Secret US Plan Sets No Time Limit For US Presence In Iraq

The Guardian (U.K.) | Seumas Milne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A confidential draft agreement covering the future of US forces in Iraq, passed to the Guardian, shows that provision is being made for an open-ended ...

Pentagon Brass Split On Troop Levels

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A new burst of violence in Iraq sharpens the differences among U.S. military leaders over how to balance the risk of pulling U.S. t...

Ailing GIs Deployed To War Zones

Denver Post | Erin Emery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fort Carson sent soldiers who were not medically fit to war zones last month to meet "deployable strength" goals, according to e-mails obtained by The...

A Drunken Night In Iraq, A Soldier Is Left Behind

Washington Post | Donna St. George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

he sun had not yet risen in Taji. A young Army soldier lay alone in the dirt. She was alive, but barely. Her ribs had been crushed; her spleen, ruptur...