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Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley killed

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Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(USA Today) Study: Expect Iraq insurgency to last 10 years:][1] Insurgencies, such as the one the U.S. is fighting in Iraq, last an average of more than 10 years, according to a database commissioned by the Pentagon. For the U.S., the good news is that rebels lose more often than they win. Chances for stopping an insurgency improve after 10 years. Stopping the violence in Iraq will take years, Pentagon leaders have said. However, there have been few efforts to analyze and quantify insurgencies in order to draw conclusions about Iraq and Afghanistan. ... Col. Timothy Reese, director of the Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., cautions against reading too much into it. Each conflict is unique, and the differences are as important as the similarities, Reese said. "War cannot be reduced to a formula," Reese said. "War is an art as much as it is a science."[(DoD Press Release) DoD Identifies Two Army Casualties][2]The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 6 at Pol-e-Charki, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire. Their deaths are under investigation. Killed were: Col. James W. Harrison Jr., 47, of Missouri. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr., 36, of Chicago. He was assigned to the U.S. Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.Fort Riley ยข 1st Infantry Division[(TwinCities.com) Roadside bomb kills Minnesota soldier:][3] Robert "Bobby" Dixon knew he needed to protect his boy from harm. His son needed health insurance, stability. So the Minneapolis man enlisted in the Army - and was sent to Iraq. On Sunday, the Humvee in which Pfc. Dixon was riding as a gunner was hit by an improvised bomb. He died of his wounds at the age of 28, family members said Tuesday. The fate of Logan, 3, and a second child born after Dixon's divorce - Michael, now 2 - prompted Dixon to enlist in July 2005. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Squadron, Fourth Cavalry Regiment in the 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. [1]: http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2007/05/gns_insurgencystudy_070509/ [2]: http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48722760_defense_dept_dod_identifies_two_army_casualties_col_james_w_harrison_jr_47_and_master_sgt_w [3]: http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_5850250

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aeroscout17 6 years, 11 months ago

Gosh Dot, has your son or his sargeants (sic) even been to Iraq? What a bunch of BS. Before you even ask, no I haven't gone myself but know plenty who have and have never heard this bunch of malarkey before.

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Windlass 6 years, 11 months ago

I just get so tired of the lies. That's all.

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scenebooster 6 years, 11 months ago

Ah, but windlass - that's how W supports the troops!

Or something...

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Windlass 6 years, 11 months ago

January 8, 2006: Pentagon Study Finds Marine Deaths Were Preventable.

Report in the New York Times reveals that about 80% of the U.S. Marines who died of torso wounds in Iraq could have been saved if they had adequate body armor.

Dot, rub your nose in the date if you need to.

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scenebooster 6 years, 11 months ago

Dot, there are so many fallacious and/or misleading, uninformed statements in your post as to make it pointless.

The Dems are to blame for military policy? Our soldiers cannot return fire when fired upon? Either your son is pulling your leg, or you don't have a son. Either way, perhaps you could tell me what the twin towers have to do with Iraq?

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Windlass 6 years, 11 months ago

Reedickyouluss!!

The Bush regime is busy CREATING terrorists and terrorism, but first he (IncuBush) just wanted to kill Saddam Hussein (a little favor for daddy).

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OZ 6 years, 11 months ago

. . . Update;

3,401 American Soldiers are DEAD due to the LIES of the IDIOT DUBYA. . . . These are the GOPRadical X-TIAN EXTREMISTS "family values" at work. . . . .

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greyheim 6 years, 11 months ago

"Don't even dare blame President Bush for this. Put the blame where it belongs-with the damn politicians-namely the Democrats. They are the ones to blame for all the deaths over in Iraq and Afghanistan. If they would let the soldiers fight like they are suppose to fight instead of worrying about having to go to jail for defending themselves, perhaps our soldiers would get out of Iraq and Afghanistan sooner."

????? Expound. Please. I'd like to know how the Democrats are responsible for military protocol and are keeping our troops from defending themselves.

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Windlass 6 years, 11 months ago

we didn't blow up the World Trade Center.

So, who did? Please say, the worldly-wide masses do cling to the rim, awaiting your gospel truth.

And then we can smoke those gnarly Democrats out of their holes.

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Dot 6 years, 11 months ago

My son is in the military. I went to visit him at his Fort, and I met several of his friends and sargeants and others he is under. They all say the same thing. They are not allowed to fight because they will get arrested. They cannot defend themselves when they go out because they will go to jail. When they are under attack, they have to radio their commanders and ask if its all right to shoot back, meanwhile they are getting killed. Don't even dare blame President Bush for this. Put the blame where it belongs-with the damn politicians-namely the Democrats. They are the ones to blame for all the deaths over in Iraq and Afghanistan. If they would let the soldiers fight like they are suppose to fight instead of worrying about having to go to jail for defending themselves, perhaps our soldiers would get out of Iraq and Afghanistan sooner. And if the Democrats decide to keep pushing about cutting funds for them, I hope when the soldiers come back, they will remember those in Congress who supported that bill and vote them out of office.!!! Hey, Impaul, why don't we take all the Senators and Congresspeople and divide their salaries up to help support all the children who don't have parents because of their stupidity? Are you forgetting, we didn't blow up the World Trade Center. We didn't start this. All of you are a bunch of whiners!!!!!

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OZ 6 years, 11 months ago

. . . 3,381 American Soldiers are DEAD due to the LIES of the IDIOT DUBYA! . .

1,577 American Citizens on the gulf coast are DEAD due to the willful NEGLIGENCE of the IDIOT DUBYA. . 655,000 INNOCENT Iraqi men, women and CHILDREN are DEAD due to the LIES of the IDIOT DUBYA. . . 750,000 American CHILDREN under the age of 5 are WITHOUT one or BOTH PARENTS due to the ILLEGAL deployments ordered by the IDIOT DUBYA. . . All this for the financial cost of $8 BILLION American TAXPAYER Dollars a MONTH! Or, so far, $ 768 BILLION American TAXPAYER DOLLARS. All the while CUTTING CANCER RESEARCH by $78 MILLION and CUTTING Veteran's BENEFITS by $1 BILLION during the IDIOT DUBYA'S WAR based on LIES. .During today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he doesn't know whether the 2002 resolution authorizing force in Iraq is still valid, acknowledging that his view differs with that of President Bush.

During his questioning of Gates, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) noted that the authorization listed two purposes for the use of force: 1) to defend the United States against Saddam Hussein and 2) enforce U.N. resolutions against Hussein's government. Byrd asked Gates, since Hussein's government no longer exists, "do you agree that this authorization no longer applies to the ongoing conflict in Iraq?"

Gates responded: "I think the honest answer, Senator Byrd, is that I don't know the answer to that question." Gates admitted that his answer contradicts that of the President, who believes the resolution "still continues to authorize the actions that we are taking in Iraq.". . .

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These are the GOP X-tian "family values." . . .

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lmpaul 6 years, 11 months ago

So what's the total of US personnel killed in Iraq? How many children don't have one of their parents? Who will support them? Oh, oh, I have an idea. Let's take Bush's salary and divide it among the families who have lost a loved one. "War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!"

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saitaliz696 6 years, 11 months ago

This is rediculous! I concur with Windlass, and would like to add that we should pull out now before we embarrass ourselves further.

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Windlass 6 years, 11 months ago

No one gave Bush permission to occupy Iraq.

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