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A Tale of Two Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, Veterans, Refugees, Congress, Oklahoma, Steve Russell, Ivano Rodriguez, Iraq, Afghanistan, PTSD, marijuana, citizenship, petition )

Joanne
- 245 days ago - politicsplus.org
This is a story of two very different veterans, both of whom have something to contribute to the discussion about who gets in, and who stays in, the US.
'You Can't Buy My Soul': Drone Whistleblowers Speak Out
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, drones, Jesselyn Radack, Predator drones, Whistleblowers )

Judy
- 246 days ago - shadowproof.com
Four U.S. drone operators have held a press conference to blow the whistle on the devastating consequences of the drone program, which has been greatly expanded by President Barack Obama's administration and remains largely shrouded in secrecy.
Afghan Troop Deadline Extended Again: Guess Why?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, troops, special interests, defense, corporation bottom line, lies, war )

Dandelion
- 284 days ago - whowhatwhy.org
When these troops are drawn, as they inevitably will be, into deadly combat, what exactly will they be sacrificing their lives for: the defense of liberty in the name of US security or the fattening of some corporationâEUR(TM)s bottom line? Link to map inside.
U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys By Afghan Allies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Afghanistan, pedophiles, boys, americans, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, military, obama, troops, usa )

Penny
- 300 days ago - mobile.nytimes.com
KABUL, Afghanistan ~ In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.
George W. Bush: Shameless-in-Chief
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: George, W, Bush, charged, fee, to appear, fund, raiser, veterans, Iraq, Afghanistan, severely, wounded )

Sam
- 381 days ago - news.yahoo.com
George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at a charity fundraiser for U.S. military veterans severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Laura Bush collected $50,000 a year earlier.
Jacob George U.S Veteran Afghanistan Turns Into Peace Activist   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, Sgt Jacob George, Soldiers Heart, suicide, Memorial Day, Pakistan, lyrics )

Dandelion
- 426 days ago - youtube.com
This Veteran touched my heart when I stumbled over a speech he gave at a Unitarian Universalist Church. I want to remember him this Memorial Day as he is another casualty of war - even if he made it home alive - he was never the same and took his own life
Jeb Bush Won't Talk About Wars His Brother Started
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, election 2016, Jeb Bush, GW Bush, wars, Afghanistan, Iraq, government, ethics, politics, news, dishonesty, republicans, democrats )

Carrie
- 525 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"I won't talk about the past," Bush said at a Friday press conference when asked how he would have handled the conflicts differently, according to The Washington Post. "I'll talk about the future.
We're Doing Almost Nothing To Protect Local Translators In Iraq And Afghanistan ~ VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Oliver, Afghanistan, Iraq, translators, interpreters, military, immigration red tape, protection, government, ethics, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 642 days ago - digg.com
Translators who have aided the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.
New US Troop Commitments Unnoticed Except By Service Members
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rachel Maddow, Afghanistan, New Agreement, 2014, perpetual war, President Obama )

Dandelion
- 661 days ago - msnbc.com
Rachel Maddow points out that while a new agreement to keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan for at least the next ten years has gone almost entirely unnoticed by the media, to military members and families it is significant news. Go Rachel.
Bring Them Home Now From Afghanistan - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Petition, Matthew Hoh, Afghanistan, Bring our Soldiers Home )

Dandelion
- 696 days ago - credomobilize.com
Continuing the war for more than 2 more years, these plans ignore a simple truth; there is no military solution to the challenges that remain in Afghanistan. I resigned from the State Dept over America's failing war in Afghanistan, please sign my petition
 

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