Dec 17
Senate report ties Rumsfeld to Abu Ghraib abuse (Reuters)
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Senate report ties Rumsfeld to Abu Ghraib abuse 
    (Reuters)

Reuters – Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other senior U.S. officials share much of the blame for detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to portions of a report released on Thursday by the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17
The Chaos of Battle
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The Chaos of Battle

The Chaos of Battle

The above images provide a small glimpse into the chaos of the battlefield and what soldiers endured as they fought for our nation’s identity. The first offers an idea of just how the bullets swarmed during some of these colossal conflicts. These malformed pieces of lead are minnie balls found on the Petersburg battlefield that collided mid-air.
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Dec 17
US to begin transfer of Iraqi prisoners on Feb 1 (AFP)
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US to begin transfer of Iraqi prisoners on Feb 1 
    (AFP)

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Dec 17
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, WV
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St. Peter's Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, WV

St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
St. Peter’s Church, erected in 1833, still stands on a ridge in beautiful Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The townspoeple carved the steps leading up to the church directly out of the hillside, composed almost entirely of shale. Despite Harpers Ferry changing hands nearly 14 times during the Civil War, the church survived the bombardments that damaged many of the structures throughout the rest of the town and served as a hospital for the casualties of both sides.
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Dec 17
US readying troop buildup with Marines in Afghanistan (AFP)
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US readying troop buildup with Marines in Afghanistan 
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