Posts Tagged ‘war’

Get Out Of Town… Or, At Least Iraq

Friday, February 27th, 2009

President Obama announced today that the USA would pull its military troops out of Iraq over the next 18 months.

The announcement comes one day after the Secretary of Defense announced a change to the Photographing of Caskets of Fallen Troops policy.

Fallen Soldiers Return From Iraq

Fallen Soldiers Return From Iraq

SEC. GATES: I’d like to address two subjects today.

First, I would like to make an announcement regarding the department’s policy toward media coverage of the return of our fallen heroes at Dover Air Force Base. As you know, the president asked me to review this policy. After receiving input from a number of sources, including all of the military services and organizations representing military families, I have decided that the decision regarding media coverage of the dignified transfer process at Dover should be made by those most directly affected: on an individual basis by the families of the fallen. We ought not presume to make that decision in their place.

Is the USA at War With Pakistan?

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

How many countries is the United States at war with? It would appear as though Pakistan needs to be added to the list. Another missile attack killed 27 in Pakistan. Drone aircraft have been launching attacks in Pakistan since at least July. There are reports of more than 30 such invasions. However, officials from Pakistan say the deaths have been mostly to the civilian population.

Murdering and maiming children — war crimes?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Bullets in the brain, shrapnel in the spine: the terrible injuries suffered by children of Gaza

Doctors at a hospital near Gaza are almost overwhelmed by the number of Palestinian children needing treatment for bullet wounds to their heads.

Israeli television broadcast desperate cries for help from a Palestinian doctor on Friday after his children were killed in an Israeli attack in the Gaza Strip and troops later helped surviving members of the family.

Gaza’s Children Suffer During Israeli Conflict
Newsweek - Jan 17 2:41 PMEven if Israel’s ceasefire holds, the impact in Gaza will be felt for a long time to come.

Fresh Israeli strike kills three children in Gaza
People’s Daily - Jan 16 10:25 PMOngoing Israeli military attack killed three children in the Gaza Strip on Friday morning, local witnesses and medical sources said. Paramedics said that two children were killed and ten people were injured during an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah and another girl was killed by Israeli tank shelling in the northern area of Jabaliya. Local witness said Israeli …

UNICEF: Children bearing brunt of Gaza war
CNN - Jan 15 9:01 AMChildren are bearing the brunt of the conflict in Gaza as the Israeli offensive to flush out Hamas fighters leaves youngsters battling indelible trauma while threatening


Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

U.S. Army Pvt. Gregory Lloyd searches for munitions near Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq, Dec. 29, 2008. Lloyd is assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Wendy Wymancow_cover_iraq