August 11, 2010

News from the Home Front: 08/11/2010

Rights groups ask WikiLeaks to remove Afghanis' names - Several human rights groups have asked whistleblower website WikiLeaks to erase the names of Afghan civilians from the thousands of classified documents which include details of Afghanis who helped US forces in fighting the Taliban. (READ MORE)

AI wants Taliban prosecuted for war crimes - The Taliban and other insurgent groups in Afghanistan should face prosecution for war crimes, human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. (READ MORE)

UN warning on trial of young Guantanamo detainee - The opening of the trial of Omar Khadr, a Canadian captured in Afghanistan in 2002 at the age of 15, in Guantanamo Bay Tuesday could 'set a precedent that may endanger the status of child soldiers all over the world', a top UN official warned. (READ MORE)

IED Kills Local Medic Paul O. Cuzzupe II in Afghanistan - The Army was in Pfc. Paul O. Cuzzupe II's genes. Both his parents donned Army greens. He was born on the Army base at Fort Riley, Kan. He knew he would follow in their footsteps someday, said his grandfather, David Allard. (READ MORE)

A Year at War, Part Two - A lot happens during the first few weeks of a deployment, even if there’s not much action. Soldiers learn what it’s like to live without family and friends. (READ MORE)

Once deployed, now many are unemployed - Specialist Alvaro Castaneda spent nine months on the front lines in Iraq. Now, he's fighting another battle: unemployment. (READ MORE)

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