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

Nancy
- 214 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
- 299 days ago - wltx.com
Partisan gridlock is to blame for a veterans bill that failed in the Senate Thursday.
Rachel Maddow Is Repulsed At Congress For Taking A Bajillion Days Off While New War Is Launched (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, Rachel Maddow, Americans, congress, politics, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, war, military, troops, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 96 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rachel Maddow has already torn into Congress over its handling of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, but a new move by the House and Senate has pushed the MSNBC host over the edge.
No New U.S. War in Iraq! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Iraq, Obama, congress, government, troops )

Nancy
- 194 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
President Obama should resist calls for direct U.S. military action in Iraq, including airstrikes.
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
- 161 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."
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
- 267 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.
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
- 203 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
- 328 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.
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
- 205 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
- 199 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.
'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
- 210 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...
Europe Wants U.S. To Do Dirty Work Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Europe, U.S., ISIL, terrorism, military, government, politics, ethics, dishonesty, troops, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 99 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Residents in a number of European countries strongly support the American air strikes that have been launched in Iraq, but are much less supportive of their own nations taking the same action, a new YouGov poll finds.
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
- 283 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Both presidents betrayed initial popular optimism; only public protest can reverse the corrosive effects.
Rep. Ryan Propose Cuts to Disabled Veterans' Benefits, AGAIN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, republicans, healthcare, healthcare, housing, elections )

James
- 77 days ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today strongly disagreed with a proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to cut Social Security and disabled veterans' benefits to pay for more defense spending.
Why There Are So Few POWs From Today's Wars
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Americans, military, troops, technology, goodnews )

Carrie
- 206 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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