Tag Archive: troops

May 20

Middle Eastern re-run

Can you hear it? Conservatives are beating their war drums and banging their tambourines, trying to gin up support for U.S. intervention in Syria. Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have been particularly vocal about their desire to get us deeply embroiled in yet another Middle Eastern conflict. They …

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May 29

Pentagon spending spree

Throwing money at the military doesn’t buy us safety. By Elizabeth Rose Are you wondering where your tax dollars are going? Then take a look at the $642.5 billion stuffed into the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House of Representatives recently approved. House Republicans may spout plenty of concern about the nation’s budget deficit, …

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Sep 13

The Iraq War Isn’t Over

By Phyllis Bennis No U.S. troops were killed in Iraq last month. So why aren’t we celebrating? Because the war isn’t over yet and it costs way too much — in Iraqi lives and our money. With so much attention and so many billions of our tax dollars shifting from Iraq to the devastating and …

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Aug 17

Support the troops

By Contributing Writers Kelly Bell and Deanna Cooper Dr. Jeannette Liu who is originally from California followed her father’s footsteps into the military. Her father, General Lien Yi Liu fled China to Taiwan due to political upheavals before bringing his family to America in search of a better life.  He encouraged Jeannette, his oldest, to …

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Jul 13

Bring our troops home

By Jim Hightower At long last, America’s overdue withdrawal from Afghanistan has begun. “The tide of war is receding,” President Barack Obama declared as he announced that 10,000 troops would come home this year and 23,000 more next year. That tide has been a deadly one for our country — 1,650 of our troops killed, …

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Mar 24

Support from the homefront more important than ever

In recent months, from the highest ranks of the U.S. Military, we’ve heard a growing concern that the American public is losing touch with our service men and women, veterans and their family members, and the critical sacrifices they make on our behalf. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently testified …

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