Afghanistan’s ‘Bravest Woman’ Pins Hopes on USA, not Obama

A Woman Among Warlords from New America Media on Vimeo. Malalai Joya has been called “Afghanistan’s bravest woman.” When the Taliban ruled her country, she braved death, running an underground girls school. When the US military overthrew the Taliban she ran for parliament. But that doesn’t mean she’s a supporter of the U.S. military, or … Continue reading “Afghanistan’s ‘Bravest Woman’ Pins Hopes on USA, not Obama”

‘This Is Mental Health, Military-Style’

The U.S. military said yesterday that it’s charged an American Army sergeant on his third tour in Iraq with murder in connection with Monday’s shooting spree that left five fellow soldiers dead in a mental health clinic at Camp Liberty in Baghdad. Officials said Sergeant John M. Russell, a communications specialist with the 54th Engineering … Continue reading “‘This Is Mental Health, Military-Style’”

Massacre Puts War Trauma in Spotlight

A U.S. soldier shot five of his colleagues dead at a base in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday. The Pentagon says at least two other people were hurt in the shootings, and the gunman is in custody. Details are still coming in, but the incident reportedly happened at a stress clinic where troops get help for personal … Continue reading “Massacre Puts War Trauma in Spotlight”