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Osama Won

The assassination of Osama bin Laden was masterfully orchestrated to appeal to American media consumers. But it will play poorly overseas.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-04-2011  |  War

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead: Reports From Ground Zeronew

At first, there were only two types of people at Ground Zero: people who'd come to party, (who clearly weren't that close to the 3,000 dead), and media to cover them.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  05-02-2011  |  War

Osama Bin Laden Is Deadnew

President Obama confirmed that Osama Bin Laden has been killed.
The Village Voice  |  Rosie Gray  |  05-02-2011  |  War

Is it Time to End the Tax Breaks for Active and Retire Military Members?new

From 2008 to 2010, exchanges at Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base and the U.S. Air Force Academy sold nearly $600 million worth of goods to active-duty and retired military families, with most of those sales not subject to local and state sales taxes. Nor did the exchanges, run by a branch of the military called the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), pay any local property tax, personal property tax or income tax.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  04-15-2011  |  War

Is Bringing the New Combat Aviation Brigade to Fort Carson a Good Idea?new

Now that the Army has chosen Fort Carson to host a new Combat Aviation Brigade, nearly everyone is heralding it as a boon to Colorado Springs' economy and the nation's security. But others aren't thrilled.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  04-05-2011  |  War

Mission of Mercy in Ugandanew

California woman opens school for children in the rebuilding of war-torn Uganda.
Easy Reader  |  Andrea Ruse  |  03-25-2011  |  War

Libya: Another War We Shouldn't Believe In

We're broke. Our military is overextended, losing two wars against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq. The President might be able to lie his way into a third war against Libya, but he and his party must explain why we're attacking a nation that poses no threat to the United States.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  03-21-2011  |  War

War Is Personalnew

When Carlos Arredondo lost his son in Iraq, he couldn't pretend it was worth the sacrifice.
The Texas Observer  |  Eugene Richards  |  03-04-2011  |  War

Up in Armsnew

Corporate greenwashing or “swords into ploughshares”?
Seven Days  |  Ken Picard  |  02-14-2011  |  War

Fallen Angelnew

A North Canton soldier was found dead in Iraq. How she died depends on whom you ask.
Cleveland Scene  |  John Lasker  |  01-26-2011  |  War

The Longest Warnew

After nine years, it’s still hard to tell what American troops are fighting for in Afghanistan -- except one another.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Don Jones  |  01-13-2011  |  War


Who is Crescent, Okla. native Bradley Manning, and why would he allegedly leak classified documents?
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Clifton Adcock  |  01-04-2011  |  War

Civilian Leader: 'This Is Our War To Lose'new

Bill Harris returns from Kandahar with guarded optimism -- and deep appreciation for Fort Carson soldiers.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  12-27-2010  |  War

Reintegration Nationnew

A veteran goes to bat for a pilot PTSD program.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chet Hardin  |  12-22-2010  |  War

American Grocersnew

Samir Itani got rich sending expired food overseas to U.S. troops in the Middle East.
Houston Press  |  Paul Knight  |  12-17-2010  |  War

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