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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • The German-American breakup

     The German-American breakup
    When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
  • With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply

    As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay. List all your medical problems, the counselor said. Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
  • App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues

    Dave Smith hit his lowest low in March 2012. The retired Marine and Iraq combat veteran separated from his family and friends, broke up with his girlfriend and spent nights drinking himself into oblivion. One afternoon, he put a loaded shotgun in...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Father of James Foley: 'We know Jimmy's free. He's finally free'

    Father of James Foley: 'We know Jimmy's free. He's finally free'
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley begged President Obama on Wednesday to do everything in his power to save the other journalists who have been abducted by Islamic State, and pleaded with their son’s executioners to release the other...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Does Politics Need Third-Party Candidates, As Ralph Nader Argues?

    The following is an abridged version of a conversation at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Richard Kriscenski: Third-party candidates have been around for almost as long as the country and should stay that way. It's part of the election and the two...
  • Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says

    Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says
    As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East. Sotloff was curious about the region. "He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell stories ...," said his friend Emerson Lotzia Jr....
  • 'Bedrooms of the Fallen' captures bedrooms of deceased soldiers

    In the introduction to "Bedrooms of the Fallen," a new collection of photos by Ashley Gilbertson, author Philip Gourevitch invites readers to imagine Chicago emptied of all its residents. Each one of its 2.7 million inhabitants could stand for the...
  • Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State

    Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State
    The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11, there was a lot of talk about a "clash of civilizations" and a long "existential struggle" facing the West. I...
  • C.A.G.E. slo-pitch league honors memory of two who left us much too soon; brings community together

    Chris Attieh and George Elias were best of friends. They were both Whitehall High graduates close in age, trying to make their way in the world, and both left us way too soon. Attieh died at the age of 28 from complications from Acute Respiratory...