Back in 2004, Army Vice-Chief of Staff general Richard Cody said the U.S. Army was out of balance. He spoke critically, and publicly, about what he felt were demands being placed on U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan that stretched and stressed soldiers and their families.
He speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
Senator Bernie Sanders is urging Congress to pass a second
economic stimulus package to help repair the nation’s transportation and
education infrastructure. Sanders says the package would create thousands of new
month the group Iraq Veterans Against the War held the winter soldier
proceedings near Washington, D.C. Matt
Howard of Burlington was there. Howard was a Marine Corporal and served
during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and later went back in 2004.
He speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the experience.
Congressman Peter Welch says the time has come for
Congress to challenge President Bush over the future funding of the Iraq
war. Welch says he’ll oppose all funding requests unless
they include a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
National Guard psychologist, Colonel
John Coffin, talks about the difficulties Iraq war veterans are still
facing months after returning to their families. We also hear the
compelling stories behind a series of photos taken by one Vermont guard
Another Vermont family is grieving the loss of a loved one in the war
year old Adam Muller died Monday when the Humvee he was riding in struck a
served as a gunner in the U.S. Army.
Congressman Peter Welch grilled Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today over what Welch says is the Bush Administration’s failure to address massive corruption by the Iraqi government.
Welch says the Administration has done a terrible job overseeing billions of dollars in special war contracts.