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Chasing Ghosts

December 28, 2012

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Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier’s Perspective An Operation Iraqi Freedom vet and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Paul Rieckhoff recounts his journey from National Guard lieutenant to disillusioned patriot in this disappointing combat memoir-cum-polemic. Rieckhoff admits that he thought the reasons for invading Iraq were “bullshit,” but volunteered […]

Census Snapshot of our Nation’s Veterans

July 16, 2012

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[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2012

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Remember our Heroes

May 28, 2012

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From Forward Operating Base To Boardroom

May 22, 2012

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From the May 21, 2012 Wall Street Journal Over the next five years, more than one million military service members will return from active duty.  By Stan McChrystal  ‘Wanted for hire: Enterprising, reliable self-starter. Must work well in teams. Technological literacy and leadership experience a plus.”  This notice could be posted by many businesses today […]

Iraq War Draws To A Quiet Close

December 15, 2011

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Washingtonpost.com December 15, 2011 By Liz Sly and Craig Whitlock   BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived at Baghdad airport Thursday to participate in a ceremony that will officially end the Iraq war, formally wrapping up the U.S. military’s 8.5-year mission in the country. The ceremony effectively ends the war two weeks earlier than was necessary […]

Missing Limbs, More Suicides, No Jobs

November 11, 2011

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via the Danger Room The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were in many ways acutely different from their predecessors. This time, American soldiers were fighting in urban settings, dodging improvised explosives and often searching for enemies indistinguishable from civilians. With a new kind of war come a new host of challenges for those who fought […]