Aaron Glantz

Aaron Glantz, is the author of "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans" (University of California Press). Reach him at www.aaronglantz.com

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Pacifica Sacks the KPFA Morning Show
Here's a tip. If your non-profit radio network is facing a financial crisis, it's best not to kill your most successful program. But that's exactly what management at Pacifica Radio did today, axing both hosts of the popular KPFA Morning Show , Aimee Allison and Brian Edwards Tiekert, and producer Laura Prives.
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Friday, November 06, 2009
After Fort Hood: Count All the Dead
Perhaps the most depressing aspect of Thursday's shoot-out at Fort Hood is that none of the 12 people who died in the melee will be counted as casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These soldiers - "brave Americans," President Obama called them - will join an unknown number of American soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines, who are not among the 5,267 the Defense Department counts as having died in our most recent wars, but who have perished nonetheless.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Ghost of Haditha Haunts American Shooting Spree in Iraq
New American Media Editor's Note: When a US Army Sergeant went on a shooting spree in Iraq, killing five fellow soldiers, his targets were different from the victims of previous rampages like Haditha. But NAM contributor Aaron Glantz says the source of the trauma and the rage is the same. Aaron Glantz reported extensively from Iraq from 2003 to 2005 and is author of The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
'You Saved My Life' . . . A Reason to Keep Reporting
After six years of war in Iraq, it is easy to get exhausted and depressed -- to think that all your repeated exposures to the trauma of war are for nothing, that you are screwing yourself up for next to no money for no reason -- then something happens that suddenly gives all your work meaning, that gives you the strength to continue. Such an experience happened Tuesday night, when one of the veterans I've covered hugged me and told me I saved his life.
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Saturday, January 10, 2009
Obama and Shinseki Should Let Vets Get Their Benefits
President-elect Barack Obama should make it easier for disabled veterans to get their benefits. The VA routinely delays disability claims by wounded soldiers for months and years, often shunting them into poverty and homelessness. On Jan. 14, retired General Eric Shinseki, Barack Obama’s pick for Veterans Affairs Secretary, will testify before the Senate. At the confirmation hearing, senators should press him to change this policy.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Obama Can End Homeless Veterans’ Disgrace
SAN FRANCISCO - Roy Lee Brantley shivers in the cold December morning as he waits in line for food outside the Ark of Refuge mission, which sits amid warehouses and artists lofts a stone's throw from the skyscrapers of downtown San Francisco.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Bush Urged Not to Lock Successor into Iraq
SAN FRANCISCO - An arms control group in Washington, DC has begun a petition drive urging Congress to stop President Bush from signing an agreement they say could bind his successor to continue the occupation of Iraq for another five years.
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