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President Barack Obama reads briefing material while meeting with advisors inside his cabin at Camp David on Oct. 21, 2012 in this official White House photo. Khalid Sheik Mohammed poses for the International Committee of the Red Cross at at the U.S. Navy Base in GuantA namo Bay, Cuba, in this undated photo. Comment?
In this Thursday, June 18, 2015 file photo, from left, Sgt. Garret Baganz, Spc. Tyler Sonsoucie and Spc. Comment?
Some of the country's biggest military bases, among them Fort Bragg , N.C., and Fort Hood , Texas, carry the names of Confederate heroes who were once reviled north of the Mason-Dixon line but revered throughout the South. "Every Army installation is named for a soldier who holds a place in our military history," said Brig. Comment?
Eric Jackson took a bullet in the forearm during the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military base, and returned to Fort Hood five years later with other survivors Friday to receive Purple Heart medals. Some smiled over an honor they felt was overdue, but also clenched their teeth over needs in their scarred and injured lives they say the Army has denied. Comment?
A top Army commander says he hopes that Purple Hearts awarded to dozens of survivors and relatives of soldiers who died in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting gives them closure. The ceremony Friday took place on the sprawling Texas military post where an Army psychiatrist opened fire on unarmed soldiers and killed 13 people. Comment?
It's easy to dismiss yet another outbreak of fighting in the Middle East - this time led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen - as more of the same; more fighting in a region of perennial turmoil. But that would be a mistake. Comment?
Anthony Torres was not on the front lines when he was sent to work at Abu Ghraib Hospital in Iraq in 2004, during the second U.S. assault on anti-U.S. insurgents down the road in Fallujah. In the aftermath of the killing and mutilation of four U.S. contractors and the discovery of torture at Abu Ghraib prison, the Iraq War was at its horrifying height. Comment?
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