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Guardian(Video)

The Guardian's award-winning photographer and filmmaker Sean Smith spent two months embedded with US troops in Baghdad and Anbar province. His harrowing documentary exposes the exhaustion and disillusionment of the soldiers.

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Independent

(Wow, this is an old one)US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies fro

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Editor and Publisher

Reuters on Monday asked the US military to conduct a full and objective investigation into the killing last week of two of its staff in Iraq after evidence emerged casting doubt on explanatioins given for their deaths. Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen

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Radical Liberatioin Blog

As I look around for a leader to replace Bush, I have to go back and see who was making sounder judgments than I during the time of 9/11 hysteria. It wasn't any of the "top tier candidates," Democrat or Republican. That person was Ron

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CBS News

A complete US withdrawal from Iraq would take more than 2 years if the military brought all its equipment home, and less than 1 year if it left most if it behind, according to a study just presented to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Defense officials sa

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Lew Rockwell(Tom Engelhardt)

As the editor of Chalmers Johnson's Blowback Trilogy for the American Empire Project, I was struck by an oddity when the second volume, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism,Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, was published in 2004

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Muckracker Report

The Defense Department put U.S. troops in Iraq at risk by awarding contracts for badly needed armored vehicles to companies that failed to deliver them on schedule, according to a review by the Pentagon's inspector general.

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AP

Detailed schematics of a military detainee holding facility in southern Iraq. Geographical surveys and aerial photographs of two military airfields outside Baghdad. Plans for a new fuel farm at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The military calls it

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New York Sun

The Navy is making plans to reduce the American presence in the Persian Gulf by the end of the summer to a single carrier group, down from the two carrier groups in the Gulf. The preparation to reduce the American presence in the Persain Gulf

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Reuters

The U.S. Army, strained by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, missed its recruiting goal for the second straight month in June, indicating a trend that some defense officials called worrying.

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Wired Blog

After the recent revelations about all those military contractors working in Iraq and inside the CIA, maybe it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to learn that Pentagon's office for beating improvised bombs is packed with outsiders-for-hire

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Local 6

A Florida soldier who enlisted after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks plans to sue the military, fighting his fifth order to combat. He did a tour in Afghanistan and three in Iraq, but he said enough is enough. Botta plans to file suit this week, asking f

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Vineyard Saker Blog

Four warships in the carrier's strike group depart Norfolk Naval station Monday, July 9: the guided missile destroyers Arleigh Burke, Stout, James E. Williams and Forrest Sherman, as well as three more ships -- with 7,500 sailors in all aboard.

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Rogue Government

The Bush administration now looks as if it is preparing the ground work to implement what many have referred to as a back door draft. Recently the adminstration has issued muster orders to a group of Army veterans who are in the Individual Ready Res

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Wired Blog

It's not just the troops that are surging. War costs are up for American operatioins in Iraq and Afghanistan -- way up, more than a third higher than last year. In the first half of this fiscal year, the Defense Dept's "average monthly

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YouTube(Video)

Will the US ever leave Iraq? If most people who have read Freedoms Phoenix figured out a long time ago we will never leave. A 28 minute video.

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BBC

Russia has successfully tested a new, sea-based ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine, officials have said. The weapon, capable of breaching anti-missile defence systems, flew almost the whole length of the country. US plans to build a missile

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