War in Iraq

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Transporting Guard soldiers, equipment is no easy task

Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait.

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Document 25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight
Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. The U.S. reversed Saddam Hussein's aggression, but it was just the start of the U.S. military role in Iraq that's spanned four presidents and a panoply of goals.
Document Vietnam War Study Raises Concerns About Veterans' Mental Health
A federally mandated study shows that almost 300,000 Vietnam veterans still struggle with daily health problems linked to the traumas they experienced more than 40 years ago during the war.
Document U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter makes a surprise visit to Iraq, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have been preparing to launch an offensive against Islamic State forces.
Document In Iraq, A Kurdish Warrior-Diva Sings Against ISIS, Despite Threats
She goes by the name Helly Luv and made her latest music video — a tribute to Kurdish fighters battling ISIS — as bullets flew in a front-line village. But not everyone is happy with her style.
Document Scores Killed In Marketplace Bombing In Eastern Iraq
At least 115 people, mostly Shiites, are dead in the truck bomb attack — the worst in a decade. The self-declared Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility.

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