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Why Is the Jobless Rate for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans So High?

During a job interview with Long Island Bus, Marine Corps veteran Tireak Tulloch, who had done two tours in Iraq, recalled the senior manager commenting, “You have a lot of experience. This is an entry-level job.”

After a six-month job search that began in 2005, Tulloch, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was in no mood to be picky. While he was the equivalent of a network engineer in the Marines, he did not have the credentialing for the same job in civilian life.

A Dozen Elementary School Children Slain by Iraq Suicide Blast; Weekend Death Toll Passes 100

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

BAGHDAD (AP) — A dozen children killed when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives-laden car he was driving near their elementary school in the north of the country Sunday, officials said.

A Dozen Elementary School Children Slain by Iraq Suicide Blast; Weekend Death Toll Passes 100

A wounded Iraqi child is given medical care at a hospital in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk on October 6, 2013. Bombers detonated explosives-rigged vehicles at a police station and a primary school. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Oliver Willis: Karl Rove was ecstatic about the deaths of US soldiers in Iraq

Wait. What?

Oliver Willis is very liberal, and that of course is his right. But he can’t really believe Karl Rove was happy about U.S. soldiers’ deaths in Iraq, can he?

John Kerry confirms to MSNBC he opposed Iraq War he voted to authorize

Secretary of State John Kerry famously was for the Iraq War before he was against it, but in taking his case for military action against Syria to MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” Thursday night, it certainly sounded like he remembers things differently from the rest of America.

Wave of Bombings in Iraq Leave 36 Dead; Car Bomb Near Damascus Kills Another 18

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings, mainly targeting markets in and near Baghdad, killed 36 people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has gripped Iraq.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, meanwhile, vowed to defeat “terrorists” behind the relentless attacks and chase them out of the battered country.

Heartbreaking Suicide Note From 30-Year-Old Iraq Veteran to His Family: ‘I Am Free’

Daniel Somers was a 30-year-old veteran who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom and earlier this month committed suicide.

According to Gawker, Somers was first part of a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team involved in interviewing Iraqi citizens and interrogating insurgents. He later ran the Northern Iraq Intelligence Center and was a senior analyst.

He also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other effects of war.

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(Photo: Angeline Somers/Facebook)

U.S. Soldier, Home From Iraq, Welcomed Home by St. Bernard


“Our St. Bernard Jasmine, was overwhelmed when she saw her daddy for the first time in 1 year. While he was away in Iraq, she whined and searched for him everyday. If there was a noise outside the door, she would rush over to it, and wait excitedly for him to walk inside. But after [...]




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