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Women in Uniform
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women in service, usa, Memorial Day, troops, tribute to women, war )

Nancy
- 60 days ago - today.com
Women have long contributed to the American military service, but their efforts have often been overlooked. In honor of Memorial Day, the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation compiled photos that highlight those who bravely dedicated
Veterans Jobs Bill Dies in Senate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, military, budget, veterans issues, helping jobless veterans, congress, corruption, usa, news, media, troops )

Cal
- 145 days ago - wltx.com
Partisan gridlock is to blame for a veterans bill that failed in the Senate Thursday.
No New U.S. War in Iraq! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Iraq, Obama, congress, government, troops )

Nancy
- 39 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
President Obama should resist calls for direct U.S. military action in Iraq, including airstrikes.
GOOD NEWS! Zero U.S. Troops Died In Combat In March, The First Time In More Than A Decade
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, goodnews, troops, usa, war )

Cal
- 112 days ago - thinkprogress.org
March 2014 marked the first time in more than a decade that there were zero U.S. fatalities among American troops engaging in combat, according to numbers from the Department of Defense.
DELUSIONAL AND JUST WRONG: Cheney: Iraq Invasion Was the 'Absolute Right Thing to Do'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, foreign policy, invasion of Iraq, Dick cheney, delusional thinking, warmonger, warmongers, bushadministration, bush, corruption, military, news, u.s., troops, government )

Cal
- 7 days ago - politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com
Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush Administration's decision to invade Iraq more than a decade ago on Monday, saying, "I believed in it then. I look back on it now - it was absolutely the right thing to do."
Why Was the FBI Investigating Michael Hastings' Reporting on Bowe Bergdahl?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, Michael Hastings, media, news, military, troops, government, ethics )

Carrie
- 48 days ago - news.vice.com
'The FBI says Hastings was not a target of their investigation but his reporting was. How do you investigate someone's reporting without investigating them?'
The Sugar Makes the Poison Taste Sweet -- William Rivers Pitt
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, democrats, dishonesty, economy, ethics, freedoms, government, healthcare, media, military, obama, SupremeCourt, troops, usa )

Kit
- 173 days ago - truth-out.org
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) stormed out of the chamber before the speech was finished. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Also TX) sent out a Tweet calling Mr. Obama the "Kommandant-In-Chef" before the speech even began.
History Shows War a Tool for Political Opportunists
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, crime, death, destruction, dishonesty, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, politics, propaganda, troops )

Kit
- 330 days ago - video.msnbc.msn.com
Democrats have correctly recognized that the war in Iraq was a mistake based on lies, Republicans are busy trying to rewrite history rather that learn its lessons. **Video**
TAKE ACTION: Senator Harry Reid: Before Another Decade of War in Afghanistan, Let Congress Vote
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: violence, war, world, troops, ethics, government, politics, military )

Beverly
- 239 days ago - activism.thenation.com
President Obama is working with the government of Afghanistan to formulate a new security deal that would leave US troops in the country for at least a decade more--without the approval of Congress.
Why The Five Taliban Detainees Had To Be Released Soon, No Matter What
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, politics, government, congress, republicans, conservatives, media, war, military, troops )

Carrie
- 50 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Less than 48 hours after securing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for 5 Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo, Republicans in Congress & conservative media began attacking the deal. In doing so, they are refusing to accept the reality of...
Bergdahl Was in Unit Known for Its Troubles
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Army investigation, Pentagon, ethics, Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl, military, troops, ethics, war )

Carrie
- 44 days ago - nytimes.com
An internal Army investigation into the episode concluded that the platoon suffered from lapses in discipline and security in the period before Sergeant Bergdahl disappeared into Paktika Province, two officials briefed on the report said.
When Hope Turns Rancid: LBJ and Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, candidates, congress, democrats, dishonesty, elections, ethics, freedoms, government, healthcare, housing, media, military, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, socialsecurity, SupremeCourt, troops, usa )

Kit
- 128 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Both presidents betrayed initial popular optimism; only public protest can reverse the corrosive effects.
'This Is How Wars End in the 21st Century'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 21st century, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, war, U.S. military, troops, terrorism, sadness, government, politics, ethics )

Carrie
- 55 days ago - nationaljournal.com
"I think Americans have learned that it's harder to end wars than it is to begin them," the president said, restating a truism embedded within Pentagon planning at least since the Korean War. "Yet this is how wars end in the 21st century--not through...
Nidal Hasan Convicted of Fort Hood Killings
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ft. Hood murders, military, terrorism, national security, law, news, americans, crime, u.s., troops )

Carrie
- 333 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Nidal Malik Hasan faces a possible death sentence after being found guilty Friday of killing 13 people and wounding dozens more when he opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas in November 2009.
Why There Are So Few POWs From Today's Wars
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Americans, military, troops, technology, goodnews )

Carrie
- 51 days ago - theatlantic.com
With MIA and POW figures in the single digits (compared, for example, to almost 8,000 from the Korean War) Iraq and Afghanistan reflect a historic change in America's ability to rapidly locate missing military personnel."
 

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