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Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody.  J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to survive, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2103, in Riverview, Fla. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it supports expanding an enhanced caregivers benefit for grievously wounded veterans but only if Congress comes up with the billions needed to fund it. Congress created the program in 2010, giving caregivers of seriously wounded veterans a stipend, health care and at least 30 days of respite care each year. But it was limited to veterans who served after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Lawmakers told the VA to study the feasibility of expansion after some veterans groups raised questions about fairness.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 15, 2013 | Blog

Many Americans who go off to fight return irreparably damaged. Continue reading

November 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill reports back on the thousands of responses he received from viewers on the use of drones and surveillance in the war on terror. Continue reading

November 11, 2013 | Blog

We have a rich tradition of lauding our veterans while turning our backs on their real-world problems. Continue reading

Job Seeker Brett Culver, left, of Newalla, Okla., formerly of the Air Force, talks with Texas state trooper Deon Cockrell, right, at a Recruit Military job fair in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Although veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the nation at large, younger veterans who served in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks are having a much harder time finding work. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Re-entry into society for returning war veterans is particularly difficult given the current economic climate. Continue reading

November 7, 2013 | Blog

Every week, and sometimes every day, there is a new revelation about the shady practices of the NSA. Cartoonist Mark Fiore imagines a training program for American children. Continue reading

This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, US Air Force)
November 6, 2013 | Blog

Six months ago, the Obama administration promised to reveal more about drones. Here’s a rundown of what it hasn’t told us. Continue reading

November 1, 2013 | Moyers & Company

A new film looks at the deadly impact of America’s use of drones abroad. Should Obama change course? Continue reading

November 1, 2013

Secrets… The innocent lives lost in drone wars and the trade deal Washington and big business are trying to hide. Continue reading

November 1, 2013 | Blog

What do you think President Obama should do to balance our national security concerns against the killing of innocent civilians? Continue reading

Nine-year-old Nabila Rehman holds a photo with a drawing she made depicting a drone strike that killed her grandmother, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
October 31, 2013 | Blog

In this excerpt from Scahill’s book, Dirty Wars, he wonders how the global war on terror will ever end? Continue reading

German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses her mobile phone at the German Federal Parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany. Merkel is among the world leaders who are trying to cope following allegations of massive electronic monitoring by the U.S. National Security Agency in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
October 31, 2013 | Blog

With friends like US, who needs enemies? The US “now resembles a rogue superpower to an increasingly resistant and restless world.” Continue reading

Tea Party activist and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a rally in front of the World War II Memorial in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 15, 2013 | Blog

It was a clarifying event, highlighting the tea parties’ indifference to the real suffering being caused by the shutdown. Continue reading

Richard Petty
September 27, 2013 | Blog

The well-deserved bragging rights to American exceptionalism are no small matter in this country. So here are eight exceptional(ly dumb) American achievements of the 21st century. Continue reading

Many universities are looking for ways to ease the transition for veterans from combat to the classroom. Colleges across the country are offering veterans-only classes, adding counselors and streamlining the application and financial aid process. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson)
September 19, 2013 | Blog

For-profit colleges are using lobbying muscle and campaign contributions to tip the scales in their favor while students and veterans suffer and taxpayers foot the bill. Continue reading

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles during a rally in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 12, 2013 | Blog

New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s victory is an omen of what may become the defining story of America’s next political era: the challenge, to both parties, from the left. Continue reading

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