It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.
Although Christmas and New Year's Eve are right around the corner, we're already thinking of Valentine's Day here at Eating Our Words. And that's because this year's Valentines For Soldiers event on Monday, January 16, is going to be bigger and better than ever. Last year, the turnout for th ... More >>
CNN has a piece up that celebrates the 1st batallion of the 23rd Marine Regiment that's stationed at Ellington Field. The Texas reserve unit has gathered fame because it has five sets of brothers, as the Houston Chronicle reported a while back. The unit is set to deploy to Afghanistan soon, so kee ... More >>
DynCorp: WikiLeaks is not kindAnother international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police. While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satelli ... More >>
In case you hadn't heard, this week marked the series finales of both 24 and Lost, leaving fans of Byzantine plots, glacial pacing, and right-wing propaganda with huge, empty spaces in their lives. At least until the next Tom Clancy novel comes out. But have no fear, brave TV watchers. For t ... More >>
The sentence has come down in the case of Fort Hood soldier Victor Agosto, who has refused a stop-loss deployment to Afghanistan after doing a stint in Iraq.Agosto, an IT specialist, never saw any up-close combat in Iraq, but he says the Afghan War is illegal and hell no, he won't go.The Army hel ... More >>
Charlie Wilson, the hard-partying Congressman who fomented an Afghan war and a disappointing Tom Hanks movie, is in the crosshairs again. A group in Lufkin wants to endow a chair in South Asian studies at the University of Texas; UT profs who know something about that region have sent a letter dec ... More >>
Why do prietos always get the blame?
A real view of the Afghan situation
An exhibit at the MFA highlights Afghanistan's cultural riches