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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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Top Iraq War (2003-2011) Articles

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  • Iraq War veteran from Broward charged in $235,000 sting

    Iraq War veteran from Broward charged in $235,000 sting
    A former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer from Cooper City was formally charged Friday with bribery and exceeding his authorized level of access to a government computer. Jose Emmanuel Torres, 37, has been cooperating with investigators and is...
  • Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care

    Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care
    As with many suicides, nobody saw this one coming. Back from his service in Afghanistan, Matthew Melanson was part of a tightly knit group of students at Tunxis Community College. The 22-year-old National Guardsman from Simsbury was known as an avid...
  • Former marine sentenced in bribery case

    Former marine sentenced in bribery case
    As he sat at the defense table in a Miami federal courtroom Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Jose Emmanuel Torres wanted the judge to remember his 15 years of spotless military service to his country. But prosecutor Jeffrey Kaplan wanted the judge to remember...
  • Note to Secret Service -- lock the White House door

    As anyone who's ever tried knows, the White House is one of the most difficult buildings in the world to get into. Take it from me. I go there almost every day for the daily White House press briefings. You have to go through several layers of security to...
  • Drive-By Truckers: Hell no, they weren't happy

     Drive-By Truckers: Hell no, they weren't happy
    In a Drive-By Truckers song, a bad thing will happen to a good person as often as a good person will do a bad thing. A tornado pulls a man through a window. A fed-up farmer murders a banker and buries him in a sinkhole. A groom elopes with the maid of...
  • Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report

    Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report
    A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation. As the...
  • Rounding up this year's summer reads

    Rounding up this year's summer reads
    This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
  • The VA's Shinseki is not the problem [Commentary]

    The VA's Shinseki is not the problem [Commentary]
    Calls for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over ridiculously excessive wait times for VA medical appointments and, moreover, for the falsification of data that would have illuminated these and related problems,...
  • Obama's foreign policy echoes Bush doctrine

    Talk about deja vu. The doctrine laid out in President Barack Obama's commencement address Wednesday at the U. S. Military Academy sounded eerily familiar. Obama insisted upon our willingness to use force to deter our adversaries, and, when necessary,...
  • Obama outlines the limits of foreign intervention

    WASHINGTON -- In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for...
  • Sophie Okonedo Set to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown': Report

    LONDON -- Sophie Okonedo, who was Oscar nommed for "Hotel Rwanda," is set to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the next series of "The Hollow Crown," the BBC's Shakespeare adaptations, according to a report Friday. The actress will play Queen...