Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker, Lucerne Valley; killed in Afghanistan LA Times, 1,974th U.S. death, 3,000th Operation Enduring Freedom death.
Why I Threw Back My ‘Global War on Terror’ Medal Common Dreams
The amazing expanding Pentagon Boston Globe
Barack O’Romney Foreign Affairs Foreign Policy. Bi-partisan consensus on foreign policy.
West Point Is Split on the Fate of an Approach to War Times. Counter-insurgency doctrine.
Among post-9/11 veterans, deepening antiwar sentiment Christian Science Monitor
Military commanders warned to get troops in line Star-Advertiser
Gays graduate openly at military academies Navy Times
How to house homeless vets LA Times
Service dogs help Wash. soldiers battling PTSD Seattle Post-Intelligencer
On the Epidemic of Military Suicides Daily Beast
Widow Keeps Shell Casings to Remember Military.com
Loving the Warrior, Hating the Wars: Our Memorial Daze Charles Pierce
How to Forget on Memorial Day Tom Dispatch
The Authoritarian Mind Salon
Against Annihilation of the Spirit: Let Us All Become Cowards The Power of Narrative
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