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US/Iraq: Rules of Engagement 'Thrown out the Window'
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Garret Reppenhagen received integral training about the Geneva Conventions and the Rules of Engagement during his deployment in Kosovo. But in Iraq, "Much of this was thrown out the window," he says. "The men I served with are professionals," Reppenhagen told the audience...
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US Veterans Urge Soldiers to Speak Out Against Iraq War
WASHINGTON - US veterans and active-duty soldiers on Thursday kicked off an event in Washington to protest the war in Iraq, urging other members of the military to join them in speaking out against the conflict. "There's an upswell of disgust and disapproval for the Iraq war in the military,"...
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Vets Break Silence on War Crimes
SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to descend on Washington from Mar. 13-16 to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in those countries. "The war in Iraq is not covered to its potential because of how dangerous it is for...
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Let War Resisters Stay: Demonstrators
WASHINGTON -- About 50 American veterans of the Iraq War and other demonstrators gathered at the Canadian Embassy in Washington yesterday to demand that the Canadian government allow hundreds of U.S. resisters to the Iraq conflict to remain in Canada. The protesters presented a letter addressed to...
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Protesters Disrupt Vermont Governor's State of the State Address
MONTPELIER - A small group of war protesters briefly stole center stage at Gov. James Douglas' State of the State address Thursday afternoon. Minutes into the governor's speech, the protesters, who included high school students, unfurled banners bearing anti-war slogans.The contingent of about 10...
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US War Vets to Speak Publicly About War Crimes
SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have announced they're planning to descend on Washington, DC this March to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in Iraq. "The war in Iraq is not covered to its potential because of how dangerous it is for...
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Anti-War Veterans In Veterans Day Parade Jeered, Cheered
DENVER - Antiwar veterans passed out leaflets and carried signs opposing the war in Iraq yesterday after winning a last-minute right to march in this city's annual Veterans Day parade.About 50 marchers displayed peace signs and banners with messages like "Iraq is Just Vietnam in the Desert," "Bring...
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Anti-war Vets Slam Parade Ban
LONG BEACH - Iraq veteran Jason Lemieux might not be marching in the 11th annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. The Marine, who served three tours of duty in Iraq and is now against the war, was hoping to march as a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, a national organization that...
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60 Arrested Near Capitol At 'No War No Warming' Protests
Sixty protesters were arrested Monday morning after some of them blocked an intersection near the Cannon House Office Building. The protesters, wearing polar bear costumes and giant George W. Bush heads, blocked the intersection at New Jersey and Independence avenues, SE. The protesters included...
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Iraq Vet Plans to Return His Medals in Protest
MADISON, Wis. - An Iraq war veteran said Tuesday he is returning his military medals in what anti-war groups are calling a rare and powerful protest. Josh Gaines, 27, plans to mail the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and National Defense Service Medal to former Defense Secretary Donald...
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