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  • NYT: Our Veterans are a Bunch of Murderers on a 'Downward Spiral'?

    01/14/2008 3:02:12 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 38 replies · 1,404+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 01/14/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    In a long report published on Sunday the New York Times appears to be trying to promulgate the idea that our returning military vets cannot successfully reintegrate back into their communities and into "normal lives" after returning from the stress of active duty overseas. The Times seems to be saying that our veterans have become murderers and are so mentally wracked that coming home is difficult for them. Their entire report is written as if the rate of murders committed by returning veterans is shockingly high. But, a look at real statistics proves that vets are less likely to become...
  • EXCLUSIVE: New York Times ‘Killer Vet’ Story Exposed as Erroneous by Pro-Troop Group

    01/14/2008 4:15:04 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 128 replies · 539+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 01/14/2008 | Melanie Morgan - Move America Forward
    January 14, 2008 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Pearson: (916) 441–6197 or Email: mary@moveamericaforward.org EXCLUSIVE: New York Times ‘Killer Vet’ StoryExposed as Erroneous by Pro-Troop Group SACRAMENTO- Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, today announced that after vetting the numbers cited by The New York Times in their Sunday, January 13, 2008 story, “Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles,” it became clear that the Times had engaged in demonstrably erroneous and false reporting. It took seven New York Times researchers to find 121 cases in which veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan committed a...
  • Crazed Veterans Spark Nationwide Crime Wave

    01/13/2008 6:06:24 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 76 replies · 167+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | January 13, 2008 | John Hinderaker
    Crazed Veterans Spark Nationwide Crime Wave That's the theme of a front page article in today's New York Times: "Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles." The article reports on what must have been a major effort by the Times to comb through news reports from across the country, identifying and tabulating instances where servicemen who returned from Iraq or Afghanistan were charged with some form of homicide. The Times summarizes the results of its research: Town by town across the country, headlines have been telling similar stories. Lakewood, Wash.: “Family Blames Iraq After Son Kills Wife.” Pierre, S.D.: “Soldier...
  • Report: 121 Veterans Linked to Killings

    01/13/2008 7:50:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies · 653+ views
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | January 13, 2008
    Report: 121 Veterans Linked to Killings Date posted online: Sunday, January 13, 2008 NEW YORK - At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper said it also logged 349 homicides involving all active-duty military personnel and new veterans in the six years since military action began in Afghanistan, and later Iraq. That represents an 89-percent increase over the previous six-year period, the newspaper said. About three-quarters of those homicides involved Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans,...
  • Report: 121 veterans linked to killings (The military and vet bashing continues)

    01/13/2008 6:19:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 114+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/13/2008 | ap
    NEW YORK - At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper said it also logged 349 homicides involving all active-duty military personnel and new veterans in the six years since military action began in Afghanistan, and later Iraq. That represents an 89-percent increase over the previous six-year period, the newspaper said. About three-quarters of those homicides involved Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, the newspaper said. The report did not illuminate the exact relationship between those...
  • Report: 121 veterans linked to killings

    01/13/2008 5:07:09 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 36 replies · 400+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-12-2008 | New York Times
    At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper said it also logged 349 homicides involving all active-duty military personnel and new veterans in the six years since military action began in Afghanistan, and later Iraq. That represents an 89-percent increase over the previous six-year period, the newspaper said. About three-quarters of those homicides involved Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, the newspaper said. The report did not illuminate the exact relationship between those cases and the...
  • Disability payments depend on where veterans live

    12/20/2007 3:38:04 AM PST · by NCDragon · 4 replies · 65+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | December 20, 2007 | Chris Adams
    WASHINGTON - Veterans coming home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with debilitating mental ailments are discovering that their disability payments from the government vary widely depending on where they live, a McClatchy analysis has found. As a result, many of the recent veterans who get monthly payments for post-traumatic stress disorder from the Department of Veterans Affairs could lose tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits over their lifetimes. The Bush administration has sought to reassure soldiers that they'll be treated fairly, but veterans in some parts of the country are far more likely to...
  • Afghanistan war veteran to deliver Channel 4's alternative Christmas message

    12/20/2007 5:58:07 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 6 replies · 120+ views
    Afghanistan war veteran to deliver Channel 4's alternative Christmas messageA former soldier who lost his arm during fighting in Afghanistan will deliver this year's Channel 4 alternative Christmas message. Sgt Major Andrew Stockton will recount his experiences on the frontline and urge the public to support Britain's returning troops. His arm was severed by a rocket-propelled grenade as he went to the aid of fellow soldiers ambushed in Helmand Province in June 2006. The 40-year-old was medically discharged from the Royal Artillery in September. In a change to the usual schedule, the Christmas Day message will not be broadcast at...
  • U.S. War Vets to Speak Publicly About War Crimes

    11/30/2007 10:41:29 PM PST · by Phil Harmonic · 149 replies · 1,072+ views
    OneWorld.Net ^ | Nov 30, 2007 | Aaron Glantz
    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (OneWorld) - U.S. war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have announced they're planning to descend on Washington, DC this March to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in Iraq. "The war in Iraq is not covered to its potential because of how dangerous it is for reporters to cover it," said Liam Madden, a former Marine and member of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War. "That's left a lot of misconceptions in the minds of the American public about what the true nature of military occupation looks like." Iraq Veterans Against the...
  • Airmen in Afghanistan Honor Veterans With Silent Vigil

    11/11/2007 2:46:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 135+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Michael Meridith, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2007 – Airmen here honored veterans past and present with a 10-hour silent vigil today. Senior Airman Michael Salansky, a member of the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, stands a silent vigil in Afghanistan in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2007. Photo by Capt. Michael Meridith, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Following a formal wreath-laying ceremony, teams of two airmen -- a total of 80 in all -- stood at “parade rest” near the flagpole of Camp Cunningham here as a constant reminder of the significance of Veterans Day....
  • A Post-Iraq G.I. Bill

    11/09/2007 1:10:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 184+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 9, 2007 | JIM WEBB and CHUCK HAGEL
    MEMBERS of Congress and other political leaders often say that the men and women who have served in our military since 9/11 are the “new greatest generation.” Well, here’s a thought from two infantry combat veterans of the Vietnam era’s “wounded generation”: if you truly believe that our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are like those who fought in World War II, let us provide them with the same G.I. Bill that was given to the veterans of that war. In terms of providing true opportunity, the World War II G.I. Bill was one of the most important pieces of legislation...
  • Tales from the NRA convention

    09/22/2007 11:13:36 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 8 replies · 100+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2007 | Ray Robison
    The National Rifle Association conference yesterday in Washington, D.C. drew lots of media attention because of the high powered presidential candidates invited to speak. McCain got in a line on a protester, Thompson got in a line on Bill Clinton, and Rudy tried to make peace with his previous anti gun positions; stories for which Drudge has linked to on his site. But to my complete shock, the best speaker of the evening was not Fred, nor Newt nor Mike Huckabee all of which I enjoyed immensely. But the best speaker of the day was not a politician, lobbyist, nor...
  • America Supports You: Project Aims to Help Vets Rebuild Connections

    08/01/2007 5:37:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 165+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2007 – Deployment to a war zone can exact a unique toll on not only those in imminent danger but also their loved ones back home. One group, however, is working to lessen these effects. “We build a safe space, a community for veterans and their families to come together and share their stories, struggles and accomplishments,” said Dr. Joseph Bobrow, director of the “Coming Home Project.” “Our programs address the mental, emotional, spiritual and relationship challenges faced by veterans and families before, during and after deployment.” The San Francisco organization, which is devoted to providing...
  • Call to action: Veterans coming to DC to Demand support to their mission

    07/30/2007 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Ninoman · 18 replies · 977+ views
    Vets for Freedom ^ | July 30, 2007 | Ninoman
    WEEK 4: Sign up Today to Show up on September 17/18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In September, General Petraeus will report to Congress on the status of the mission in Iraq. At that time, members of Congress will decide whether to continue the mission and defeat Al Qaeda, or abandon the mission and surrender to America’s enemies. The stakes could not be higher. It is absolutely crucial that veterans have a voice in September's debate. And therefore we're asking every Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who believes in the mission - and supports our fellow soldiers and Marines still serving - to converge on...
  • The Taliban took Jody Mitic's legs. Then strangers gave him a custom motorbike. ...

    07/29/2007 8:45:47 AM PDT · by Clive · 17 replies · 1,624+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2007-07-29 | Joe Warmington
    The Taliban took Jody Mitic's legs. Then strangers gave him a custom motorbike. Now condo management is taking his parking spaceBy JOE WARMINGTON First a foreign enemy took away his legs and now back home someone is trying to take away his wheels. This is a story about how some people know how to treat our war heroes and how some don't. Master Cpl. Jody Mitic had his legs blown off in Afghanistan fighting people who are unbending in their ridiculous rules. And now Mitic is facing the same kind of austere stupidity here. Flashback to January, just a week...
  • A CALL TO ACTION

    07/14/2007 10:41:10 AM PDT · by AngryCapitalist · 54 replies · 1,842+ views
    Vets For Freedom ^ | 7-7-07 | Vets for Freedom
    I'm not Affiaiated with the group, but thought it would be a good idea to make people aware. This is a call to action. We are asking every Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who believes in supporting the mission--and defeating America's enemies--to converge on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 17. It's time the fighters in this war tell their representatives--face to face-that now is no time to betray the mission. What You Can Do This Week! Week #2: Converge on Capitol Hill, July 17 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have already sacrificed blood, sweat, and tears on foreign battlefields....
  • Illinois Unveils Mental Health Services for Returning Guardsmen, Veterans

    07/06/2007 4:39:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2007 – All Illinois National Guard troops returning from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan now will be screened for traumatic brain injury and get access to post-traumatic stress disorder help under a new, first-of-its-kind state program. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Tammy Duckworth, director of the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs, announced the program earlier this week in Chicago. The program includes mandatory traumatic brain injury screening for all returning National Guard combat veterans, voluntary screening for all other Illinois veterans, and a 24-hour toll-free psychological help line for veterans suffering from PTSD. Blagojevich called the new...
  • Visit from Bush motivated soldier who lost his leg to help other military amputees

    06/18/2007 5:23:03 AM PDT · by RDTF · 9 replies · 471+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | June 16, 2007 | AP
    MARIETTA, Ga. - Mike McNaughton, a soldier who lost his right leg in a mine explosion in Afghanistan, was still in the early stages of recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center when he received a visit from President Bush. ''I told him one day I'll outrun him,'' McNaughton said. ''He said, 'When you feel better, let me know.'" McNaughton took the president at his word, and 14 months later the two ran a mile together on property surrounding the White House, even though McNaughton was still adjusting to running with his new prosthesis. He recalled that run Friday, noting...
  • Bush Meets With Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

    07/21/2006 4:43:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 279+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2006 – President Bush met today in Aurora, Colo., with a group of servicemembers who recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, thanking them for their service and expressing America's support for all troops. "This country supports you and admires you and appreciates your dedication," Bush told the troops. "You're doing some hard work. It's hard work to defeat terrorists -- killers that wanted to achieve their objective. But we'll succeed; we'll prevail." Bush had lunch with the troops before speaking at a reception in Englewood, Colo., and traveling on to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. The...
  • Sergeant ‘Scruff’ McGough — obituary

    06/25/2006 6:02:31 PM PDT · by dighton · 5 replies · 679+ views
    Sergeant Paul “Scruff” Mcgough, who has died aged 41, was a member of the Special Boat Service unit which took part in the siege of Qala-i-Janghi, Afghanistan, one of the most highly decorated missions in the recent history of the British special forces.In November 2001 McGough was with C Company, SBS, when it flew unannounced into the former Soviet airbase at Bagram.A key strategic objective in north-east Afghanistan, it was disputed by thousands of Afghan government fighters, and the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, led by the Uzbek warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum.Though vastly outnumbered, the SBS held the huge airbase for a...