The War in Iraq might be over, but those who have returned from it are haunted by its memories. So argues performance legend Lisa Buscani, who weaves a tale from the perspective of Benjamin Colton Barnes, an Iraq War Veteran.
Americans probably will not be seeing a huge ticker-tape parade anytime soon for troops returning from Iraq, and it is not clear if veterans of the nine-year campaign will ever enjoy the grand, flag-waving, red-white-and-blue homecoming that the nation's fighting men and women received after World W
Several years ago, west suburban native Kirk Johnson, a former USAID official in Baghdad and Fallujah, received a call for help from a former colleague. Johnson’s colleague, Yaghdan Hameid, worked with him at USAID in 2005 and was receiving death threats in Iraq.
When Bryan Anderson returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq, he embarked on another journey--13 months of rehabilitation. The U.S. Army Sergeant from Rolling Meadows lost both of his legs and one of his hands in a roadside explosion in 2005.
President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.Obama's statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S.
In the ongoing national conversation about the legacy and impact of 9/11, there are inevitably conversations about the two wars that have followed the shocking events of that day, and of the impact these wars have had on the lives of the men and women who continue to serve.
The end of the war in Iraq is finally in sight, though the terms of disengagement are still very vague. It’s expected that by the end of this year, the U.S. and Iraq will reach a new “status of forces” agreement, leaving approximately 10,000 to 15,000 American troops in Iraq.
Among the most talked about stories of the morning are the early peeks in The Washington Post and The New York Times at former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's memoir, which goes on sale next week.A few highlights from the Post's report:— Rumsfeld "goes so far as to dep