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Pacifica radio network reporter Aaron Glantz is author of the new book "How America Lost Iraq" (Tarcher/Penguin). More information at www.warcomeshome.org

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2009
'You Saved My Life' . . . A Reason to Keep Reporting After six years of war in Iraq, it is easy to get exhausted and depressed -- to think that all your repeated exposures to the trauma of war are for nothing, that you are screwing yourself up for next to no money for no reason -- then something happens that suddenly gives all your work meaning, that gives you the strength to continue.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Winter Soldier Book Now Available to Preorder All the gripping testimonyand photosfrom Winter Soldier are being compiled into a book Winter Solider Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations which will be published by Haymarket Books this September. Haymarket is a small, activist press so the more copies they sell as pre-orders the more money they'll have to get the word out come September. Please, support these courageous soldiers and veterans and reser
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 11, 2008
John McCain: No Friend of Veterans Everyone knows McCain is a former POW, but did you know he refuses to support a bipartisan effort to modernize the GI Billand has voted against nearly every effort to increase funding for health care and disability benefits for wounded soldiers? Did you know that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave him a D+ when they scored his voting record (whereas Obama got a B+ and Clinton an A-).
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Presidential Candidates Vow No Withdrawal From Iraq The big news about General Petraeus' testimony before Congress came not from the General himself (what should we expect from someone hand-picked by President Bush) but from the Senators who grilled him. Each of the three contenders for President -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain -- was critical of current policy. But they all also spoke out against removing all US troops from Iraq.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Head of US Central Command Resigns Over War With Iran The top US military commander for the Middle East has resigned. Admiral William Fallon had argued strongly against war with Iran. Now he's quit as head of the Pentagon's Central Command. Coincidence?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 6, 2008
299,585 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Have Gone to the VA for Medical Treatment So we've had to update the War Comes Home embeddable American Casualties of Iraq and Afghanistan widget for the second time in two days. At a federal court hearing of a class action lawsuit brought by Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who allege inferior treatment from the VA, a high ranking VA official revealed 299,585 veterans of the "war on terror" had gone to the VA for medical treatment as of September 30, 2007.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 5, 2008
New Pentagon Data Shows 73,518 Battlefield Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan We've updated the War Comes Home's embeddable American Casualties of Iraq and Afghanistan widget to reflect the 1,475 battlefield casualties the Pentagon reports for the month of February.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Winter Soldier: Remembering John Kerry's Testimony in 1971 Senator John Kerry was a young Navy Lieutenant when he attended the first Winter Soldier gathering of Vietnam Veterans in 1971. Afterwards he testified to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and asked: "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 3, 2008
Winter Soldier: US Army Sgt. Logan Laituri on the Rules of Engagement Former US Army Sergeant Logan Laituri served a tour in Iraq before returning home and filing to be discharged as a conscientious objector. At the Winter Soldier gathering later this month, he'll describe how the rules of engagement he operated under lead to the approved killings of innocent civilians and the destruction of ancient landmarks.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 2, 2008
Winter Soldier: US Army Medic Perry O'Brien on Civilian Cadavers in Afghanistan Former US Army Medic Perry O'Brien served a tour in Afghanistan before returning home and filing to be discharged as a conscientious objector. He says the corpses of dead civilians were used as medical teaching tools in Afghanistan without the consent of the dead. He says this shows how war is inherently dehumanizing and hopes Winter Soldier will change the conversation in America about the morality of the war.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 1, 2008
Another high ranking Bush Administration official Resigns Another high ranking Bush Administration official has resigned. The Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Benefits Daniel Cooper quit amid mounting criticism over a backlog of disability claims for injured veterans that runs six months long and an appearance he made in a fundraising video for an evangelical Christian organization where he said Bible study was more important than doing his job.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 28, 2008
Iraq and Afghanistan Casualty Widget for Your Website, MySpace or Facebook Account Don't Let the Bush Administration bury the human costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan! Embed the War Comes Home Iraq and Afghanistan Casualty Widget on your website, MySpace, or Facebook page. Close to 73,000 American servicemen and women have been killed, wounded, injured or fallen in ill the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another 263,000 have received treatment from the VA. 245,000 have filed a disability claim. These a
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Soldier Arranges to be Shot to Avoid Redeployment to Iraq The San Bernardino County Sunreports a soldier trying to avoid redeployment to Iraq had a friend shoot him in the leg and then claimed he'd been wounded in a hold-up. 20 year old Army Pfc. Mathew John Myers of San Bernardino County limped into a minimart about 9:30pm Sunday and reported he had been walking on a golf course when a gunman stole his wallet and miltiary identification and shot him in the right thigh.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 26, 2008
US Army at the Breaking Point, Schwarzenegger Wants CA Guard Home Top Army officials have told a Senate panel that the Army is under serious strain and must reduce the length of combat tours as soon as possible. Gen. George Casey, the Army chief of Staff said, "The cumulative effects of the last six-plus years at war have left our Army out of balance."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 25, 2008
Agent Orange: Federal Court Sides Against Vietnam Vets, Vietnamese People Even as the costs of the Iraq war pile up, the human costs of the Iraq war continue to ripple out. On Friday, a federal appeals court rejectedan effort by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange to reinstate claims that U.S. companies (including Monsanto and Dow) committed war crimes by making the toxic chemical defoliant used in the Vietnam War.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 22, 2008
KPFA to Broadcast Historic Winter Soldier Event in Full From March 14th to 16th, KPFAwill suspend regular programming to broadcast the historic Winter Soldier hearings in Washington, DC. The three day live broadcast will be co-hosted by myselfand former Army medic and KPFA Morning Show host Aimee Allison. A live web-stream of the broadcast will be available through the War Comes Home website.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2008
Bush Lawyers Argue Veterans Not Entitled to Mental Health Care Hotlist The Bush Administration is arguing in court that veterans have no legal right to specific types of medical care. This, in response to a class action law suit accusing the government of illegally denying mental health treatment to Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 7, 2008
18 Percent of Recent Veterans Unemployed A Department of Veterans Affairs study leaked to the Associated Press shows recently discharged veterans are having a harder time finding civilian jobs and are more likely to earn lower wages for years than those who never served in the military.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Military Donors Favor Antiwar Candidates On this "Super Tuesday" primary, it's worth noting that members of the US military favored antiwar candidates with their campaign dollars. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, they gave the most money to Texas Republican Ron Paul, who voted against the Iraq war and advocates a complete and immediate withdrawal of all US troops, with at least $212,000 in contributions. Barack Obama was second with about $94,000.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 2, 2008
Take the War Comes Home "Did You Know?" Quiz Did you know? More than 72,043 American soldiers have been killed, wounded, injured, or ill as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan How well do you know your facts about U.S. veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan? Take the War Comes Home "Did You Know?" Quiz and find out!

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