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Don't Ask, Don't Tell Bites the Dust Today (For Real This Time)new

​It's had a long, zombie-like death, but Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the military's policy of barring homosexuals from serving openly, is finally over for real. If you're confused and thought that this happened already, you've got good reason to be.
Voice Media Group  |  Steven Thrasher  |  09-20-2011  |  War

GI Forum Accused of Shilling for Boeing, Big Oil, and AT&Tnew

Buried beneath mounds of court filings, alleging poor management and shoddy accounting, is a deep concern that GI Forum leaders have opted to trade the legacy of World War II veterans for corporate donations from groups like AT&T, Boeing, and fossil fuel energy companies represented by the American Petroleum Institute.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  09-14-2011  |  War

The Truth About 9/11 Truthers

The government and the media say 9/11 Truthers are crazy. But it's their refusal to allow a real investigation that is nuts.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-12-2011  |  War

9/11 Blindnew

We’re 10 years past the twin towers attack and still fighting wars in its name. Can we open our eyes in time?
Sacramento News & Review  |  Tom Hayden  |  09-09-2011  |  War

In Servicenew

Abel Moreno says Vets4Vets helped him turn his life around.
Tucson Weekly  |  Mari Herreras  |  09-01-2011  |  War

August Deadly for Iraqis and U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistannew

August was not easy for U.S. service members in Afghanistan. It was the deadliest month in that part of the Middle East, with 66 casualties.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  09-01-2011  |  War

The Last Summer of Mass Destructionnew

After 50 years, Oregon is almost done incinerating its cache of WMDs, one by one.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  08-31-2011  |  War

'I'm done with him'new

Documents show Air Force Academy officials blowing off grad, faith-based complaints.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  08-18-2011  |  War

Return of the Imposter?new

Richard Strandlof, who created the persona of Iraq vet Rick Duncan, is now believed to have made another turn.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chet Hardin  |  07-28-2011  |  War

Peace and Redemption: One Soldier's Story of an Uncovered Warnew

As part of a two-part series, this issue of Random Lengths News brings readers the story of Ethan McCord, the soldier who rescued two wounded children.
Random Lengths News  |  Zamná Ávila  |  07-05-2011  |  War

Pinon Canyon: Staying vigilantnew

The four-year-old funding ban on military expansion lives on, but plans to protect Pinon Canyon remain in "initial stages."
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  05-31-2011  |  War

Drone Zone: High-Tech War Games in Oregon?new

If senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have their way, and the FAA reauthorization bill is signed into law with an increase in drone-testing areas inserted, then a swath of high desert, currently home to sage grouse and antelope, could become prime real estate for drones or more accurately, unmanned aerial systems. As war becomes more and more like a high tech video game, the question becomes: Does Oregon want to be in the business of testing killing machines?
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  05-20-2011  |  War

Mission Accomplished?new

With Osama bin Laden dead, can we finally end the war on terror?
LEO Weekly  |  Jonathan Meador  |  05-11-2011  |  War

What If the U.S. Were a Nation of Laws?

President Obama murdered Osama bin Laden. I am surprised that the left has been so supportive—not of the end result, but of the way it was carried out.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-10-2011  |  War

How Osama Did -- and Didn’t -- Change Washingtonnew

Bin Laden’s contribution to the Washingtonian condition—like his broader contribution to the American one—was to hammer home the notion that civilians weren’t just collateral damage.
Washington City Paper  |  Michael Schaffer  |  05-05-2011  |  War

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