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August 2, 2010
ATLANTA (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Monday that the Iraq war was nearing an end "as promised and on schedule," touting what he called a success of his administration though it comes amid persistent instability and uncertainty in Iraq. Obama cited progress toward meeting his deadline of withdrawing all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of this month. A transitional force of 50,000 troops will remain to train Iraqi security forces, conduct counterterrorism operations and provide security for ongoing U.S. civilian efforts.
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by DAVE McMILLION | March 20, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Holding signs that read "How Many Must Die?" and "March 19, 4th Tragic Year," about 30 people opposed to the war in Iraq led two demonstrations Monday at the intersection of Duke and German streets in Shepherdstown on the fourth anniversary of the conflict. The demonstrators were pushing their message as traffic backed up at the busy intersection during the morning rush hour and again from 4 to 6 p.m. The group also distributed self-addressed, stamped postcards that people could send to U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito to express their opposition to the war. The group had about 250 of the postcards made and nearly all of them had been distributed by Monday afternoon, said Liz McGowen, one of the organizers of the demonstration.
NEWS
September 6, 2004
Monday, Sept. 6 8 p.m. on A&E "The Riverman" Serial killer Ted Bundy (Cary Elwes) helps two investigators (Sam Jaeger and Bruce Greenwood) investigate the nation's worst case of serial killings, the Green River murders in the Seattle area. This new movie is based on a book about the real-life collaboration that inspired "The Silence of the Lambs. " 9 p.m. on the History Channel "Building a Skyscraper" The 'Modern Marvels' series looks at obstacles that must be overcome in constructing major office buildings.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | July 14, 2007
TRI-STATE-Area residents seem to favor an early withdrawal of troops from Iraq, according to an informal survey conducted Friday by The Herald-Mail. A majority of Tri-State-area residents surveyed said they agree with a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday that would bring home most combat troops from Iraq by April 1, 2008. "It's time to get out," said Diane Hoffman, 37, of Hagerstown. "We'll probably leave a mess, but we've had enough time to get it right and we haven't done that.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | January 8, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - A 2004 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School was injured Friday in Iraq when he was struck by shrapnel from an improvised explosive device, his father said Sunday. Spc. Corey J. O'Connor was in the second of three military vehicles moving through Hawijah, Iraq, when the IED exploded and injured him at 8:22 p.m. Iraqi time. He was in a hospital 40 minutes later, undergoing surgery and being stabilized, according to his father. O'Connor, 20, suffered neck, throat and jaw injuries and remains in Landstuhl, Germany, awaiting transport to the United States, his father said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | March 20, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- William Collis was a military police officer in Iraq, and he said Wednesday there were "so many clues that this was not the right place to be. " Collis, of Ranson, W.Va., said he saw no immediate threats from Saddam Hussein's regime while he was in Iraq and he could not see the necessity for waging war in the country. "(I'm) totally against it," said Collis, who was injured and got out of Iraq in 2006. Collis was one of about 60 people who attended a vigil Wednesday at O'Hurley's General Store in Shepherdstown to call for an end to the Iraq war on the fifth anniversary of the conflict.
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By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | March 19, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. Flags bearing the names of 2,300 U.S. dead in the war in Iraq fluttered in a cold wind on Chambersburg's square Saturday morning. In a peace vigil sponsored by the Franklin County Peace Network, about 20 people stood in frigid weather to commemorate the third anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. They held signs bearing slogans ranging from "Peaceful Patriot," "War is Not the Answer" and "Peace: A Way of Living for Everyone" to "Incompetent Liar Idiot Bush.
NEWS
May 24, 2009
o If you like reading Tim Rowland, you'll love watching him. See what else Tim has to say WMD, fedayeen, as many as 1 million civilians dead, Blackwater, media manipulation, Abu Ghraib, al-Zarqawi, spider holes, Green Zone, Fallujah, Valerie Plame, world reputation, RPG, Downing Street Memo, 4,296 American soldiers killed, suicide bombers, Mission Accomplished, Sunni Triangle, flying shoes, Lynndie England, purple fingers, transitional government,...
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by JOEL HUFFER | September 24, 2006
About a year ago, I read a magazine article about the Army Ten-Miler, a road race through the streets of Washington, D.C. The article told the stories of about a half-dozen men and women, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who had been wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. Some had lost arms, others had lost legs. But not one of them lost the determination it took to complete the course through the nation's capital. Their stories not only moved me, but they motivated me. After reading that article, I began running with the goal of completing the event myself someday.
NEWS
by DON AINES | October 27, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The race for Pennsylvania's Ninth District seat to the U.S. House of Representatives pits Republican incumbent Bill Shuster, running for a third full two-year term, against Tony Barr, a political newcomer who won the Democratic nomination as a last-minute write-in candidate in the May primary. One issue expected to play a significant role in many races across the United States in the general election on Nov. 7 is the war in Iraq. Shuster has largely supported the Bush administration's policy while Barr said America should end its combat role.
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OPINION
March 29, 2013
The Iraq war began 10 years ago: What did we learn? To the editor: Is America better off after our war in Iraq? Is Iraq? We have a huge bill of $2.2 trillion to settle but not much else. If you choose to identify Iraq as a lesson, call it tuition. If you opposed this war from the start, like many Americans, you can legitimately express your outrage. We should have listened to Congressman Dennis Kucinich. The numbers: 4,487 American military deaths, approximately 3,400 U.S. contractors perished, 32,226 U.S. troops wounded, 190,000 total dead, mostly Iraqis.
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NEWS
August 2, 2010
ATLANTA (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Monday that the Iraq war was nearing an end "as promised and on schedule," touting what he called a success of his administration though it comes amid persistent instability and uncertainty in Iraq. Obama cited progress toward meeting his deadline of withdrawing all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of this month. A transitional force of 50,000 troops will remain to train Iraqi security forces, conduct counterterrorism operations and provide security for ongoing U.S. civilian efforts.
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By TRISH RUDDER | November 11, 2009
View all of the photos for purchase! BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- More than 200 people turned out to honor Morgan County veterans on Wednesday at the American Legion Post 60 on U.S. 522.  Shelly Champion, Berkeley Springs resident and gospel singer, performed Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" and received a standing ovation.  "When I sing, I sing because I mean it," she said after the ceremony. "I cannot describe the feeling of today. Many members of my family have served or are serving.
NEWS
September 3, 2009
Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The question posted Monday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Should the United States increase the number of troops it has in Afghanistan? o "If we send our troops to war, it must be won. At this point, we need more troops or the war will be lost.
NEWS
May 24, 2009
o If you like reading Tim Rowland, you'll love watching him. See what else Tim has to say WMD, fedayeen, as many as 1 million civilians dead, Blackwater, media manipulation, Abu Ghraib, al-Zarqawi, spider holes, Green Zone, Fallujah, Valerie Plame, world reputation, RPG, Downing Street Memo, 4,296 American soldiers killed, suicide bombers, Mission Accomplished, Sunni Triangle, flying shoes, Lynndie England, purple fingers, transitional government,...
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By TONY MULIERI | May 16, 2009
Amputee. Just hearing the word sends a shudder through your soul. And according to Maj. David Rozelle, who spoke at Tuesday's annual True Grit banquet, it's not a good recruiting tool. With a gallows-like humor, Rozelle said mothers don't want to hear him recruit their children for military service when he is an amputee. He lost his right leg below the knee when an antitank mine exploded in Iraq. And what makes Rozelle so special is he is going back for a third tour of duty in the fall.
NEWS
January 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has asked his military leaders to do additional planning, if needed, to put together a responsible U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. Obama issued a statement Wednesday saying he also plans to consult with his top military chiefs in the coming days to review the situation in Afghanistan. The comments were issue by the White House, after Obama met with his senior military and civilian national security advisers to discuss the way ahead in the Iraq war.
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By JONATHAN BURRS | November 2, 2008
While politicians wrap up final campaign efforts days before the election and voters prepare to head to polls to elect the nation's future leaders; a mismanaged war in Afghanistan and a premature, poorly planned war in Iraq without a viable exit strategy continue to take negative tolls on the economy, as well as families in the U.S., Iraq and Afghanistan. Why did the U.S. invade Iraq anyway? Was it weapons of mass destruction? Was it to free the Iraqi people? How will the U.S. end the war in Iraq?
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 27, 2008
MARYLAND -- U.S. Roscoe Bartlett's two challengers - Democrat Jennifer Dougherty and Libertarian Gary W. Hoover Sr. - say the U.S. has met benchmarks for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Bartlett, though, is more circumspect. "To cut and run would create a power vacuum and make Iraq a haven for terrorists," his campaign Web site says. "I want an endpoint," he said in an interview, "but I don't want a timetable. " Bartlett, R-Md. - who is seeking a ninth two-year term in Congress - said he prefers an "events table" of significant milestones, a list every American can monitor for signs of progress in the war. At last week's candidate forum at Hagerstown Community College, Dougherty said Iraq already has a constitution, an elected government, a prime minister and a police force, plus a $79 billion surplus.
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