August 12, 2010

News from the Home Front: 08/12/2010

Fog of war: What are we missing? - On Sept. 11, 2006, The Washington Post carried a front-page story with an alarming headline: "Situation Called Dire in West Iraq." It was dire then in Anbar, but the story appeared just as the situation was turning for the better. (READ MORE)

Gulf Oil Spill Workers Find Mom's Message to Dead Son - When Sarah Adams dropped a glass bottle containing a heartfelt tribute to her dead son into the sea in January, she had no idea whether it would be swallowed by the ocean or washed up on some faraway shore. (READ MORE)

Soldiers Missing in Action from Vietnam War Identified - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. (READ MORE)

Al Qosi Sentence Announced - The Department of Defense announced today that Ibrahim al Qosi was sentenced to 14 years in confinement for conspiracy and providing material support to al Qaeda. (READ MORE)

Amputee veterans stand up to Mount Kilimanjaro and achieve peak condition - When U.S. Army Sgt. Neil Duncan got taken apart in the highlands of Afghanistan in 2005 -- his vehicle ran over a buried explosive and it "blew up right under me" -- he really wasn't picturing life without his legs. (READ MORE)

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