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Iraq War Veterans Sue Major Banks For Alleged Role In Deadly Military Attacks

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business

(Adds four banks declining to comment in paragraph 3, adds law professor in paragraphs 10-11) By Alison Frankel NEW YOR...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S. Mishandling Of Iraq's Chemical Weapons Worse Than Previously Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest revelations about chemical weapons that may now be under the control of Islamic State militants, The New York Times report...

Iraq: The Way Ahead Requires Understanding the Past

Joseph C. Wilson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Joseph C. Wilson

The decision to abandon the policy of aggressive containment, and launch a war to overthrow Saddam has led us to the precipice of what we had been attempting to avoid for a quarter of a century -- the breakup of Iraq, and dangerous instability for the foreseeable future, including the distinct possibility of a terrorist safe haven in the Sunni tribal lands. And, whether we agree with it or not, the U.S. will forever be blamed for all of the negative consequences. Relitigating the past is obviously painful for those who were so terribly wrong, and whose actions led to what is arguably the most egregious foreign policy error in the history of our country. But it is necessary as we consider the way ahead.

Iraq: Why Unjust Wars Don't End

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

The idea that Iraq is "ours," as conservatives seem to believe, exposes the fundamental moral flaw in the decision to attack a country that had not attacked us. The rest of the world is not ours to do with as we wish.

For Returning American Soldiers Seeking Health Care, the Real War Begins at Home

Mario Almonte | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Mario Almonte

American soldiers: love 'em and leave 'em? The appalling treatment of American war veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide is not the first example of our country's often-tragic indifference to its returning war heroes.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrat: Preventing Veteran Suicide Is 'The Cost Of War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) posed a question to his colleagues on Capitol Hill this Sunday: If lawmakers are willing to spend billions of ...

Veteran Sues KFC For Denying Service Dog Entrance

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.22.2013 | New York

"Papi, there are no dogs allowed," probably isn't the best way to greet a customer who walks into your restaurant, particularly if the customer is 201...

HORRIBLE: Thieves Steal Wounded Vets' Bikes During Ride

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A custom-made mountain bike belonging to a double-amputee war veteran has been recovered after being reported stolen in Anch...

When the War Comes Home

Kayla Williams | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kayla Williams

My own symptoms of post traumatic stress had faded within six months or so of coming home, and I was relieved. Then came my delayed reaction to a 10-year passage of time from the day I drove over the berm into Iraq as a soldier, sparked by that photo, and it all washed away.

Exclusive: Tomas Young Reads in Full His Letter to Bush & Cheney, "A Message From a Dying Veteran"

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Paralyzed in a 2004 attack in Sadr City, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young recently announced that he will stop his medicine and nourishment, which comes i...

Dying Iraq Veteran Eviscerates Bush, Cheney On War's 10th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Tomas Young, then a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., made a decision repeated by many other Amer...

Iraq War Veteran Who Counseled Vets Commits Suicide

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

-- He had a knack for soothing soldiers who'd just seen their buddies killed by bombs. He knew how to comfort medics sickened by the smell of blood a...

Iraq 10 Years Later: Participating in My Generation's Most Controversial War

John Bruhns | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics
John Bruhns

Many of those who served in Iraq have moved on and started their lives anew. I am among that cohort. Despite my new beginning, I'm left with memories of that war. Those memories remind me of how lucky I am to live in America.

WATCH: Why This Wounded Army Veteran Feels 'Blessed'

OWN | Posted 02.04.2013 | OWN

After growing up hearing stories of military service from his grandfather and uncles, Brian Mancini joined the Army two weeks after he got out of high...

Injured Iraq War Vet Hurt In Avalanche During Charity Climb

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact

CONCORD, N.H. — An avalanche has halted an attempt by a retired Marine and amputee to climb the Northeast's highest peak, but if his past commen...

End Veterans Homelessness by 2015?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It may not be possible to totally end veterans homelessness by 2015. However, our collective awareness of this national disgrace, along with what hopefully are earnest administration efforts, should take our country a long way towards ending this "cultural oxymoron."

Advocates Worry About Post-9/11 Vets Living On Streets

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact

Although a new federal report shows veteran homelessness has dropped, grassroots advocates say the number of young former service members living on th...

Eleanor Goldberg

Vet Hunters: Keeping Vets Together Is Key To Ending Veteran Homelessness

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact

After Jason Snyder finished a tour in Afghanistan, where he says he cleaned up the remains of soldiers blown up by IEDs, he was eager to start over. B...

Veterans Day Is for Remembering -- And for Looking Ahead

James Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Wright

This Veterans Day is a good time to initiate a conversation about a memorial to the veterans who have fought our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our longest wars. Forgetting wars is bad history. Forgetting sacrifice is irresponsible history.

Vets Retreating From Obama? Not So Fast

Jon Soltz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

It's a provocative headline from Politico: "Veterans Retreating from President Obama." Provocative, but not exactly true.

David Wood

Obama Orders Relief for Combat Trauma Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, responding to unprecedented waves of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from combat trauma, has ordered...

Nonprofit Partners With Pentagon To Raise $100 Million For Special Vet Clinics

AP | By KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faced with tighter budgets after the Iraq War but still in charge of treating tens of thousands of injured troops, the military is...

Veterans -- The Financial Services Industry Wants You!

Dan Pick | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Dan Pick

Have you struggled to break into the financial services job market? The finance industry is actively seeking military talent due to their maturity, professionalism, and problem-solving abilities.

'OVERCOMPENSATING FOR A GUILTY CONSCIENCE'

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 09.07.2012 | Los Angeles

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Don't call Iraq War vet Jason Moon a hero. Don't phone him on Memorial Day or July 4th or Veterans Day to say thank you. Instead,...

David Wood

The War Within: Battling The Ravages Of Combat Trauma

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

HAVERHILLL, Mass. -- Before her life fell apart, before suicide began to sound like sweet release, Natasha Young was a tough and spirited and proud Ma...