Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan “Not Worth Fighting”

Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan “Not Worth Fighting” By Jessica Corbett The majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in two new surveys that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all “not worth fighting.” The Pew Research Center, for the pair of polls published Wednesday, asked all respondents to consider the costs versus the benefits to the United States in their analysis of whether each conflict was…

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VA Whistleblower Threatened With Termination The Day Before Scheduled Testimony

VA Whistleblower Threatened With Termination The Day Before Scheduled Testimony By Sean Walton One day before Minu Aghevli testified at a House committee hearing about official Department of Veterans Affairs misconduct, she received a thick packet of documents that shook her life. It amounted to a pink slip more than 170 pages long, including about 140 pages outlining reasons VA plans to fire her, according to Kevin Owen, her lawyer. The packet arrived on Monday. She testified on Tuesday. Aghevli, 42, is a District native who has spent her entire…

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Thank You Is Not Enough

Thank You Is Not Enough By Philip C. Restino, Jr. “Freedom isn’t Free” means more than sending American troops off to war, it requires the participatory citizenship of Americans here at home. As it was with Vietnam, the War on Terror was a war of choice advocated for long before a political justification was introduced. Vietnam had its Gulf of Tonkin incident and the attacks of 9/11/01 brought us the 9/11 Wars. Investigative journalist Pepe Escobar’s “This war brought to you by” from 3/20/03 described how the Project for the…

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Decorated Silver Star Veteran, POW Sentenced to 7 Years for a Gun He Bought 40 Years Ago

Decorated Silver Star Veteran, POW Sentenced to 7 Years for a Gun He Bought 40 Years Ago By Matt Agorist Plano, TX — Alfred Pick served his country honorably. After going on over 100 combat missions in Vietnam, Pick was given the military’s third highest honor, the Silver Star. He was also captured and did time as a POW. Now, after escaping a cage in Vietnam 40 years ago, the country he laid down his life for is throwing him back in a cage—over a decades-old gun. At a gun…

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As VA Continues To Hook Veterans On Dangerous Opioids, Local Growers Offer Them Free Cannabis

As VA Continues To Hook Veterans On Dangerous Opioids, Local Growers Offer Them Free Cannabis By Rachel Blevins Santa Cruz, CA – While the United States federal government and the Department of Veterans Affairs continue their efforts to keep cannabis from the people who need it the most, local growers are starting a movement in a state that is known for its “big government,” in an effort to make a difference in their community. It is no secret that the VA has a history of failing to provide proper medical…

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Veterans Put On Skull Masks, March to Expose Epidemic of VA Abuse and Veteran Suicide

Veterans Put On Skull Masks, March to Expose Epidemic of VA Abuse and Veteran Suicide By Matt Agorist New Orleans, LA — Veterans from all over the United States gathered in front of the New Orleans VA hospital Sunday morning for a march to raise awareness for the epidemic of veteran suicides currently gripping the nation. It is no secret that the leading cause of death among active duty troops deployed to the Middle East is not combat or accidents, or IEDs — it’s themselves. The Pentagon’s own statistics show…

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