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army.milMembers of the 103rd ESC receiving their combat patches last year.Sgt. Jamie Engelbretson had been back from Iraq for less than 24 hours when she got the bad news today: because of the looming government shut-down, her next paycheck will likely be cut in half. The next paycheck may ... More >>
U.S. Army Sgt. Gregory Opoien ollies off a ramp in an operating base in Basra, Iraq. He's part of the 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota Army National Guard.
The latest tactic in Iraq: Scare the crap out of terrorists with roller skis. It just might work.
After faulty wiring kills a Minnesota sailor, KBR gets more electrical work.
After weeks of controversy a dog adopted by a Minnesota Sergeant while serving in Iraq is arriving in Minnea ... More >>
Why did the League's online newsletter implicitly endorse the $300 billion we have spent to wage war in Iraq?
Caught by a caricature, public urination leniency, why nobody reads your blog, naughty Bert, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Kurds working toward independence from Iraq, gyroscopic cancer detectors, CJR's five great stories you didn't read in 2005, Juan Cole's myths about Iraq, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
75-year-old British playwright Harold Pinter won't be able to attend the ceremony for his Nobel Prize this Saturday, but he's already videotaped his acceptance speech. He describes the Iraq War as "blatant state terrorism," and reserves extra tongue lashing for the "pathetic and supine" Tony Blair, ... More >>
Mother Jones interviews Howard Zinn Here's a link to a long Q&A by Tom Engelhardt with the historian who wrote "A People's History of the United States," in which the two discuss dissent, anti-war movements then and now, American exceptionalism, and empire. His vision is so clear and his voice so a ... More >>
'Winter Soldier' comes home after 34 years
[THESE DAYS] Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) told CNN on Wednesday that the "evidence is clear" that Iraq was involved in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Rory Mayberry, a former KBR (Halliburton) food manager at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, testified on videotape from Baghda ... More >>
Jack Knife & the Sharps are headed back to Iraq The redoubtable local rockabilly outfit will be entertaining military personnel in Kuwait and Iraq from August 1st to the 15th. Owing to safety concerns they won't know their exact agenda until arriving overseas. "They don't tell us where we're goin ... More >>
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Fort Snelling's VA Medical Center is rehabilitating brain-damaged soldiers. But that's only half the story. Sunday's PiPress featured a lengthy story about Army Staff Sgt. Eric Cagle, a soldier so severely brain damaged in Iraq he spends four hours a day in intensive therapy at the VA Hospital in Mi ... More >>
Marla Ruzicka, 28, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq on Saturday. With her tiny Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), she had done the unprecedented: helped secure U.S. compensation for Iraqi and Afghan civilian victims. "I decided not to take a position on the war, but to try to ... More >>
A report issued today by the House Foreign Affairs Committee finds that excessive force by U.S. troops has provoked antagonism and fueled insurgency in Iraq. The report also says that Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as a hotbed for terrorists. According to a recent Newsweek article, bin Laden sent tw ... More >>
This message brought to you by... In the Strib: Slow news day--a lege update. From Sunday: there are more commercials than you think embedded in your local TV news (at KARE 11, in this case); and this Sunday page 1A commercial for the war in Iraq. In the Pi-Press: Rod Grams, lonely guy. Other ... More >>
I've served in Iraq, and that's why I can't vote for this president again