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  • Soldiering on: Iraq War vet Pete Adams of Baroness makes music, not war.

     
    When Pete Adams, now the guitarist in psychedelic metal outfit Baroness, enlisted in the Army in early 2001, his drill sergeants told him that his life expectancy on the battlefield was 2.3 seconds. That was before 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and...
  • Afghan president pays his respects to fallen Marine, wounded sailor who fought in Helmand province

     
    Before, during and immediately after the Marine-led offensive against Taliban fighters in their stronghold of Marja, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's absence and tepid comments were noticeable -- actions that were displeasing to some U.S. troops who did...
  • In Iraq speech, no 'Mission Accomplished' moment

     
    by Mike Memoli President Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office tonight, marking the fulfillment of a campaign pledge to wind down the war in Iraq. But his remarks will be carefully calibrated, officials say, to avoid any definitive......
  • Blogs: All the noise that fits

    The late Christopher Lasch once wrote that public affairs generally and journalism in particular suffered not from too little information but from entirely too much. What was needed, he argued, was robust debate. Lasch, a historian by training but a...
  • Surprise: VA hospitals get high marks

    THE TYPICAL hospital patient is given the wrong medication or the wrong dose at least once a day, according to the Institute of Medicine, a research organization that advises Congress. The good news is that these mistakes are less likely to happen at a...
  • Connecticut Soldier Dies From Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan

    Connecticut Soldier Dies From Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan
    Last summer, six months before he was deployed to Afghanistan for the second time, infantry Sgt. Edwin Rivera sat in his car in the driveway of his parents' house in Waterford and explained to his mother why he was returning to war. It was the sad...
  • For wounded warriors, Orlando nonprofit brings healing on a leash

    For wounded warriors, Orlando nonprofit brings healing on a leash
    By the time Jason Jensen returned from his last deployment in Iraq, he already knew something was wrong. Physically, the marine had escaped the sniper fire and roadside bombing attempts that punctuated daily life, but he was not the same man who had...
  • Army psychiatrist blamed in Fort Hood shooting rampage

    Army psychiatrist blamed in Fort Hood shooting rampage
    Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas, Washington and Los Angeles -- An Army psychiatrist who was about to be deployed to Iraq allegedly armed himself with two guns and opened fire Thursday afternoon on the grounds of Ft. Hood, the country's largest military...
  • Death Toll Rises To 13 In Fort Hood Shooting

    Death Toll Rises To 13 In Fort Hood Shooting
    As authorities continue to search for clues on what prompted the shooting Thursday at Ft. Hood, the death toll rose today to 13. Twenty-eight of the 31 people injured in the attack on the nation's largest military base remain hospitalized. The alleged...
  • New Details about Accused Fort Hood Shooter

    New Details about Accused Fort Hood Shooter
    There was the classroom presentation that justified suicide bombings. Comments to colleagues about a climate of persecution faced by Muslims in the military. Conversations with a mosque leader that became incoherent. As a student, some who knew Nidal...
  • Anti-Gravity: The New Treadmill

    Anti-Gravity: The New Treadmill
    A treadmill developed at NASA Ames Research Center more than a decade ago for exercising in space has seen more athletes than astronauts lately. AlterG, a Fremont, Calif., startup, has sold more than 200 of the "anti-gravity" physical therapy and...