Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Iraq war veteran and outspoken Iraq war critic Tomas Young has died at the age of 34. Democracy Now! reported his death Monday, the eve of Veterans Day. Young enlisted in the Army following the September 11 attacks, volunteering to go to Afghanistan. […]
A United States military veteran who was critically injured by the police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in October 2011 will be awarded $4.5 million by the city of Oakland, California
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 22 veterans take their own lives each day. Last year, more U.S. military personnel died by their own hands than the hands of others. On any given night, nearly 63,000 veterans are homeless. Many suffer chronic debilitating mental health problems.
“I’m so glad that you would be willing to play football in prep school again to protect this great country,” she said. “Shame on you, Mr. Castillo. Shame on you. You may not have broken any laws … but you certainly broke the trust of this great nation. You broke the trust of veterans.”
We’re joined at the NATO summit in Chicago by Scott Olsen, who survived two tours in Iraq but almost died when he was hit with a police projectile at an Occupy Oakland protest last year. Olsen returned four of his medals at Sunday’s antiwar march. When asked why he’s joined the Occupy movement and is […]
Stewart has repeatedly mocked and criticized the Obama administration for its failure to clean up the agency, which is currently forcing about 900,000 veterans to wait to receive their benefits.
In an unusually detailed letter sent Friday to Hagel, Reps. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Michael Michaud, D-Maine, said the Defense Department’s response to an earlier request about why records are missing — and what the military is doing about it — didn’t go far enough.
The murder has reignited conversation on the mental trauma suffered by hundreds of thousands of U.S. service men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Former Marine Eddie Routh suffering from PTSD is charged with gunning down Navy SEAL sniper
He said his new arms make him feel “almost like I went back four years,” to before the roadside attack in Iraq where he was so gravely injured.