THE NEW FORTY Freedom is not free.
USA Today's website has a powerful story and video aboutUSMC Cpl. Ronny "Tony" Porta that I think should be mandatory reading and viewing for every American who wants to maintain citizenship in this c... Posted on 4/29/13 at 8:58 PM
NASCAR DAD War Brain Injuries ?
Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have brain injuries. Short term memory loss due to road side explosions, leave lingering effects. It is "the signature" disease of the 2 wars. Blast waves ... Posted on 5/24/10 at 3:11 PM
BAGHDAD — An al-Qaida in Iraq front group claimed responsibility Wednesday for bloody attacks that killed 65 people across the country a day earlier, underscoring the terror group's potency a decade after the U.S.-led invasion that ousted dictator Saddam Hussein.
BAGHDAD — A wave of bombings tore through Iraq on Tuesday, killing 65 people on eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and showing how unstable Iraq remains more than a year after the withdrawal of American troops.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty on Monday, reaching a plea deal and ending the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta phoned Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Thursday and promised full investigation of a video that purports to depict four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters — a video both men condemned as deplorable.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban's political wing is ready to enter peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan, but the insurgents will in the meantime continue their armed struggle, the group said Thursday.
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The body of an Iraq war veteran suspected in the slaying of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger was believed to have been found in chest-deep snow on Monday, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans probably won't be seeing a huge ticker-tape parade anytime soon for troops returning from Iraq, and it's not clear if veterans of the nine-year campaign will ever enjoy the grand, flag-waving, red-white-and-blue homecoming that the nation's fighting men and women received after World War II and the Gulf War.
RICHMOND, Va. — Inside the medevac helicopter in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Cpl. Burness Britt bleeds profusely from his neck. He and two other Marines have just been hit by shrapnel, with Britt’s injuries the most serious. The medevac crew chief clutches one of Britt’s blood-covered hands as he is given oxygen. I take hold of the other.
BISMARCK — A Hettinger native will be among three North Dakotans who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan to be honored this weekend as their names are added to the North Dakota Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches and witnessing all sorts of noisy explosions.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Worries over increased violence fueled by Iraq’s political instability have forced U.S. commanders to reconsider the pace of a major pullout this summer without overstepping a deadline to cut the military’s presence by nearly half by the end of August.
Journalists often look askance at politicians who opportunistically praise the wisdom and common sense of the voters. Granted, some office-seekers can be as obsequious as waiters at fancy French restaurants.
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