The Defense Department has identified the four Marines who urinated on dead Taliban soldiers in an infamous video that turned up this week. The military may charge the Marines with war crimes, though a final decision has not been made.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday October 24, 2011 5:00 pm|
“Hell and Back Again” Danfung Dennis’ hypnotic, compelling documentary follows the return of a badly injured Marine from Afghanistan, inter-cutting footage from the battlefield with scenes from 25-year old Sgt Nathaniel Harris’ life back in North Carolina.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 10, 2011 11:40 am|
When Barack Obama ran for president he promised to respect the states’ medical marijuana laws. But since taking office Obama has been steadily using more and more parts of the federal government to wage a war on medical marijuana.
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday August 23, 2010 2:15 pm|
In a series of recent articles, I’ve pointed out Yoo, Bybee, and later Office of Legal Counsel attorney Stephen Bradbury, disregarded internal SERE documents related to the safety of waterboarding. Now we can add the suppression of complaints by SERE trainees of having contracted PTSD from participation in SERE training. This directly contradicts the Yoo/Bybee contention in the Aug. 2, 2002 memo to Rizzo, where they wrote, “Through your [i.e., CIA] consultation with various individuals responsible for such training, you have learned that these techniques have been used as elements of a course of conduct without any reported incident of prolonged mental harm.”
|By: Rayne Monday May 31, 2010 6:30 pm|
On this Memorial Day, I hope and wish that all our soldiers now at home and those who’ll come home soon can expect the same. Remember them, and remember that they need you now and for a very long time to come.
|By: Josh Mull Monday April 26, 2010 4:05 pm|
Answer: Zero. The military shouldn’t even be involved in Afghanistan. If we want to achieve our objectives in Afghanistan, we need sustainable, civilian-only solutions.
|By: Suzanne Saturday January 9, 2010 2:00 pm|
Don’t let the subject matter of this book throw you off — this is much more than a true-crime book about a gruesome murder-suicide in post-Katrina New Orleans. The actual murder-suicide is the least of what this book is about. It is the story of undiagnosed and untreated PTSD, Katrina, the failures of the American safety net, the ever-increasing violence in post-Katrina New Orleans as the city struggles to survive, and the writing of the story itself. All of these intersect at the crossroads of these deaths. Ethan talked to those who knew Zackery Bowen and Addie Hall, their family, friends, co-workers, and the soldiers Zack served with — to try to find out the why.
|By: Jim White Tuesday November 17, 2009 7:55 am|
Fighting two wars under the dual myths of an all-volunteer force and a refusal to raise taxes to fund the conflicts is destroying our armed forces, our economy and the fabric of our society.
|By: Laura Flanders Tuesday May 27, 2008 5:04 pm|
Iraq War veteran Kris Goldsmith had the grim job of working as a photo-documentarian for US Military intelligence on the ground in Iraq. I talk with Kris about his experiences in Iraq, and the consequences of stop-loss back home.
|By: Laura Flanders Monday May 26, 2008 5:07 pm|
Women still face a military attitude that up to now has been “Because women aren’t allowed in combat, they can’t have PTSD. It must be depression or women’s issues like PMS.” This Memorial Day it’s worth noting that the US military is a whole lot keener to deploy women than it is to look after them when they’ve done their service. We discuss veterans’ issues in a GRITtv roundtable.