fix articles 143879, national gulf war resource center
the Iraq War -- a Socialist perspective (tags)
The war in Iraq is at the heart of the instability in the Middle East – and the U.S. It is now the third-longest-running war in U.S. history: longer than the American Civil War, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War. Only the Philippine-American and Vietnam Wars have lasted longer. Although control over Iraq’s oil was a major reason for the invasion, it was not the main factor. Overall strategic control over the region and teaching a “lesson” to any country that dares “step out of line” was the main objective. However, none of U.S. imperialism’s political, economic, or military objectives have been achieved. Far from demonstrating its power, U.S. imperialism has demonstrated the limits of its power. The results will be far-reaching both internationally and within the U.S. itself.
Soldiers break free of the nightmare (tags)
Soldiers Miss Flights Back to Iraq Few of More Than 30 Absent Troops Offer Explanation By Steve Vogel Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 21, 2003; Page A20
The War Against Ourselves (tags)
ROKKE: At the completion of the Gulf War, when we came back to the United States in the fall of 1991, we had a total casualty count of 760: 294 dead, a little over 400 wounded or ill. But the casualty rate now for Gulf War veterans is approximately 30 percent. Of those stationed in the theater, including after the conflict, 221,000 have been awarded disability, according to a Veterans Affairs (VA) report issued September 10, 2002.
BTL:Veterans Critical of Bush Administration and... (tags)
...Pentagon Policies Toward Military. Personnel Interview with Steve Robinson, executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus.
BTL:Critics Assert Mandatory Anthrax Vaccinations Endanger US Soldiers' Health (tags)
Interview with Redmond Handy, retired colonel in Air Force Reserves conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus