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America hasn’t “won” a war since 1945. Korean War cost a billion dollars and didn’t change a thing. 36,574 Americans died and 103,284 were wounded. During the 1967 Israel/Arab War, 34 American Sailors were killed and 171 wounded by the Israel Air Force.
The state's senior U.S. senator said Thursday that eventual approval of a comprehensive immigration plan with Republican votes will enable the GOP to once again compete for Latino votes in Arizona.
Ten years on, what do we have as a result of our involvement in Iraq?
March 19 this past week marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq originally named Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL) later changed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Just to note some of the “Shock and Awe” for our $3 trillion to $5 trillion dollar investment: 4,489 dead U.S. soldiers, 32,220 U.S. wounded. This does not include dead or wounded U.S. civilians or private contractors nor the 300,000 plus brain injury and PTSD cases.
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Do you know Scott Dickinson? Richard Rivera? How about Greg Buckley? Matt Manoukian? Heard of Ryan Jeschke? Sky Mote? Ever run across Greg Trent? What about Tom Kennedy? Did you meet Kevin Griffin? Bump into Walt Gray? How about Ethan Martin, Clayton Beauchamp, or Dan Linnabary?
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. combat troops patrol dusty pathways in Afghanistan, look for hidden roadside bombs, load and fire mortar shells at insurgents' positions. So when they come home, how will that help them land a civilian job?
While it seems most of America is caught up in the election year theatrics, similar to what occurs during a fight on an elementary school playground, a report released on money wasted during the Iraq war goes unnoticed.
Wow...did you hear the president's voice last week when he sang the first lines of "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green? This is one cool dude. In addition to being the "Leader of the Free World" and the "Commander in Chief" of the United States of America, he can also sing, not to mention his hoops skills. How do ya think Jennifer, Randy and Steven would judge the Prez if he stepped out on the stage in the first round. I'm thinkin' that he's goin' to Hollywood!
I guess I just don't get it. I consider myself an independent conservative Democrat who'd vote for Ron Paul given the chance; but, I just don't get all this rhetoric about the ‘Food Stamp President' [Hail to the ‘Food Stamp President', Jan. 23, 2012, page B6].
Surrounded by the protection of barbed-wire fences and cement barricades, the United States Forces — Iraq flag was furled for the last time during an unpretentious ceremony in Baghdad on Dec. 15. It has been a long nine years. At the war’s onset in 2003, troops were promised the only way to return home was through Baghdad. Nine years, two administrations, and multiple tours later — with mission finally accomplished — troops are headed home to celebrate Christmas.
In those days before kids, I was fast asleep when the phone by my bed rang at about half past six in the morning. It was my father calling. Planes had flown into the World Trade Center. America was being attacked. I knocked on the door of my guest bedroom to awaken a visiting friend. Together, thousands of miles from New York and Washington, we experienced the day - the fall of one tower and then the other, the attack on the Pentagon, the confusion, the rumors, the terror - the way most Americans did: watching television in stunned silence. It's not just that we all still remember where we were when we heard; it's that at that very moment we knew we would always remember.
Twenty years ago, U.S. warplanes began bombing Iraqi positions in the first shots of what would be a brief and successful campaign to end the occupation of Kuwait.
“The Tillman Story” features footage of the glowing tributes to Pat Tillman in football stadiums, his family on the field appearing stoic, almost uncomfortable.
KABUL — Warlords helped drive the Russians from Afghanistan, then shelled Kabul into ruins in a bloody civil war after the Soviets left.
HYANNIS PORT, Massachusetts — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of his brothers fell to assassins' bullets, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.
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BAGHDAD - U.S. jets shot down an Iranian unmanned surveillance aircraft last month over Iraqi territory about 60 miles northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Monday.
BAGHDAD - A court convicted an Iraqi journalist of assault Thursday for hurling his shoes at George W. Bush and sentenced him to three years in prison, prompting an outburst from his family and calls for his release from Iraqis who consider him an icon for a nation decimated by war.
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at ex-President George W. Bush faces trial next week for allegedly assaulting a foreign leader after an appellate court refused to reduce the charge, a judicial official said Sunday.
There is little doubt that Tuesday’s inauguration of Barack Obama will be historic in that an African-American will occupy the White House for the first time.
Any preview of movies that Hollywood has slated for 2009 is going to inspire a certain sense of deja vu. And for good reason. Many of the movies in question are making a second go-round after appearing on the same lists last year.
BAGHDAD - The U.S. formally transferred control of the Green Zone to Iraqi authorities Thursday in a pair of ceremonies that also handed back Saddam Hussein's former palace. Iraq's prime minister said he will propose making Jan. 1 a holiday marking the restoration of sovereignty.
The backers of the successful ballot proposal to constitutionally ban gay marriage did not get the occupations of the majority of those who contributed to the campaign despite a state law requiring them to gather that information.
BAGHDAD - Chaos erupted in Iraq's parliament Wednesday over the jailing of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, with lawmakers loyal to a radical anti-American cleric demanding his freedom. The parliament speaker responded by threatening to resign.