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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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Top Iraq War (2003-2011) Articles

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  • 'Baghdad: The City in Verse' finds poetry in Iraq's capital

    Baghdad is a city that looms large in the American imagination. In 2003, at the start of the last Iraq war, it was occupied by U.S. troops. In the years that followed, thousands of U.S. citizens (soldiers, contractors, officials and journalists) passed...
  • Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military

    Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military
    An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
  • Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled

    Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled
    WASHINGTON — Speaking today on behalf of his "fellow broken people," Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, urged the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled. Kirk, who is retired from the Navy Reserve,...
  • Franklin Magnet students honor veterans

    Franklin Magnet students honor veterans
    Franklin Magnet School honored 17 veterans during a campus assembly Thursday. The veterans were either connected to American Legion Glendale Post 127 or to the school’s students. For decades, the elementary school has hosted local veterans on...
  • Veterans Day 2013 TV programming

     
    Veterans Day 2013 in the United States is Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. On this day in particular, a federal holiday, the nation honors people who have served in armed service. As has become the custom in recent years, on and around Veterans Day 2013, there will...
  • No longer the Greatest Generation's VA

    Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000. "The trend...
  • Duckworth's bill to address 'gaming' of military service disabilities

    Duckworth's bill to address 'gaming' of military service disabilities
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Tammy Duckworth, in a follow-up to a dramatic House hearing last summer in which she accused a government contractor of “gaming” the system, plans to co-sponsor a bill Thursday to tighten the rules on who can receive...
  • Film Review: 'Lone Survivor'

    Leaving the summer-movie frivolity of "Battleship" behind him, writer-director Peter Berg delivers his most serious-minded work to date with "Lone Survivor," a scorching, often unbearably brutal account of a June 2005 military mission that claimed the...
  • Senator rebukes Gansler's statements about Veterans Administration processing

    Senator rebukes Gansler's statements about Veterans Administration processing
    A Maryland state senator who heads the General Assembly's veteran's caucus rebuked Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Tuesday night over the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's claim he could fix problems with federal processing of veterans' claims...
  • Veterans Day: Mission to Heal

     
    “My vision here today is to at least reach out to one vet who is suffering,” said Iraq war veteran Tom Woods during a speech he gave while standing in the shadow of the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Ca. on Saturday afternoon. Scanning the crowd,...
  • Cops: NIU student, Army vet charged after guns found in dorm

    Cops: NIU student, Army vet charged after guns found in dorm
    A Northern Illinois University student and Army veteran was arrested after police discovered two guns in his dorm room in DeKalb this week, campus officials said today. Kevin Ouwenga, 29, of Tinley Park, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after...