Iraq

Dear John Letter 2.0

David Wood has done some of the finest reporting on the wounds of war, both seen and unseen. His latest lays bare the serious genital wounding of hundreds of U.S. troops that’s rarely acknowledged:

“Who’s going to want to be with me now?” wondered Marine Staff Sgt. Glen Silva, 39, after an IED blast shattered his leg, ripped open his

Veteran #11-03021-133

The Army veteran of combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq wasn’t named in a recent Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general’s investigation. So we’ll just refer to him by the IG report’s number. Plainly, he had a family who cared about him, and VA personnel who sometimes did their best – and sometimes …

Life Inside a Baghdad ER

The war in Iraq is over. But the memories and recollections will be with us for decades to come. It’s nice, for a change, to focus on those who dedicated their time in country to saving, rather than taking, lives.

Dr. Todd Baker has just published Baghdad ER: Fifteen Minutes, about his tour as chief of the emergency section of …

Take That, Jack Murtha…

The Marine Corps reports (but the corps buried the lede — be sure to read the second graf):

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (January 24, 2012) – The military judge in the SSgt Frank G. Wuterich Haditha court-martial, Lt.Col. David Jones, gave his sentence ruling as the case concluded today. Wuterich is sentenced to 90 days of confinement and

Happy 10th Birthday, Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay remains the persistent headache that pretty much all Americans would like to go away. Wednesday marks its 10th birthday as home to alleged terrorists scooped up by the U.S. following the 9/11 terror …

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