Stacy Bannerman

Stacy Bannerman

Stacy Bannerman is the author of Homefront 911: How Families of Veterans Are Wounded by Our Wars (2015), and When the War Came Home (2006). She was a charter board member of Military Families Speak Out, has testified before Congress three times, and spearheaded the passage of two bills. Her website is www.stacybannerman.com

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Monday, September 03, 2007
When Mental Healthcare Goes AWOL
America must quit treating its National Guardsmen and reserves like second-class soldiers. To an unprecedented extent, President Bush has been relying on the men and women of our National Guard to help fight his war in Iraq. Today, they make up approximately 20 percent of the force, down from a...
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Thursday, June 22, 2006
No Surprise in Bush "Emergencies"
President Bush has yet another supposed "emergency" on his hands. This time it's illegal immigration. His response is to deploy thousands of National Guard troops along the Mexican border. The tactic is eerily familiar: send soldiers on a murky mission under the pretense of promoting homeland...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2005
National Guard Sent to Protect Oil, Not People
Hurricane Katrina blew apart President Bush's rickety arguments about how invading Iraq would make us safe. We don't know Hurricane Katrina's death toll, or how many Americans might have lived had the thousands of National Guard troops trained to help in the wake of hurricanes and floods not been...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Worlds Apart
When you’re a Governor, making difficult decisions is part of the job description. Just ask the chief executives of 33 states who attended the 97th annual meeting of the National Governor's Association in Des Moines, Iowa on July 15-16, where they had to choose between boots, bats, or bucks. The...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Let Mr. Bush Explain the War to Highschoolers
I’d like to see President George W. Bush go on live television before a tough crowd. Like a high school class in my hometown that includes Iraqi students and boys who are preparing for boot camp. These Seattle kids are still able to exercise their Constitutional right to freedom of speech. My guess...
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Monday, October 11, 2004
Senator Warner Misses Meeting with Military Families Speak Out
Stacy Bannerman Wife of National Guard Soldier Stop-lossed in Iraq American Citizen Registered Voter Kent, WA October 6, 2004 Senator John Warner, VA Russell Senate Building United States Senate Washington D.C. Senator Warner: For shame. You deployed our husbands and children to Iraq, which will...
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