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PRISONERS OF WAR
America’s First Black Female Prisoner Of War Opens Up About Her Struggle 13 Years Later
By Lisa Capretto, OWN
"The Army actually gave me quite a difficult time about acknowledging my PTSD."
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An Open Letter To Donald Trump From A Former Combat Marine
I’ve been well seasoned by the untrodden roads of life, and I’...
Your total lack of understanding of what goes on in a combatant’s mind is evident.
American POWs Are Heroes
Zachary K. Pearce
Christian, Elder, Business Owner, Adjunct Professor
Growing up, I heard the story of my grandfather's odyssey many times; it was an odyssey which made me proud and continues to make me proud of my grandfather and so many veterans like him, who served their country and the cause of this nation so nobly.
Torture's Long-Term Effects -- A World War II Vet's Story
Barbara Falconer Newhall
When Airman Robert Tharratt's B-17 bomber was shot down over Nuremberg during World War II, he parachuted to safety only to be captured by a troop of Hitler Youth brandishing knives.
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WWII Veteran Who Took Part In 'The Great Escape' Dies Aged 101
By Rod McGuirk, AP
He was among 76 men who broke out of a German prisoner of war camp in 1944.
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Donald Trump On John McCain's War Record: 'I Like People Who Weren't Captured'
"Perhaps he's a war hero, but right now he's said some very bad things about a lot of people."
The Captive: A Measure of Our Humanity
NYU Historian, writes on wars, dictatorships, politics of imag...
What is it like to live in captivity? How does one survive, physically and psychologically, the experience of the deprivation of freedom? Which captives are remembered, and which forgotten?
The Graying of Trauma: Revisiting Vietnam's POWs
Author, 'On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired...
An extraordinarily stressful experience, such as war captivity in early adulthood, can reverberate throughout a lifetime and influence later well-being, but many factors shape the outcome.
Leave Nobody Behind
author, cancer survivor
Whatever the circumstances, the basic, decent fact remains: American soldiers must not be abandoned, for whatever reason -- a principle that has been upheld throughout history, war after war after war.
The MIA/POW Flag No Longer Flies for POWs in Afghanistan
Scott Sigmund Gartner
Director, Penn State School of International Affairs
Nothing demonstrates how war has changed more than the fact that thousands of soldiers become prisoners of war (POW) or went missing in action (MIA) in previous conflicts whereas now, with the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are no American POWs.
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Obama Is Right: Close Guantanamo -- It's Anti-American
Writer & Lawyer
While some Republicans are wont to decry anti-Guantanamo liberals as "anti-American," the only anti-American thing in this debate is Guantanamo itself. For it goes against everything our nation professes to respect and love.
Reclaiming Sacred Ground in Florida after Ponce de Leon
Writer and Author with special interest in international issues.
In spite of a sordid backstory, the city of St. Augustine pulled out all the stops to mark the "discovery" of Florida, beginning with a reenactment of the Spaniard's landing at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.
Apache Freedom Run
Actor, Writer, Humanitarian
One can't help but be inspired by the unbreakable spirit of a people who survived the harshest ordeals by always keeping their spirits alive, and there is some strong medicine among the Apache people, good medicine that we can all learn and be inspired by.
If Prophet Muhammad Had His Way, There Would Be No Guantanamo Bay
Dr. Faheem Younus
Muslim, professor, doctor and philanthropist
An ex-prisoner, who later converted to Islam, testified, "(Muslims) made us ride while they themselves walked; they gave
War Memories Are Made of These
Dorian de Wind
Retired U.S. Air Force Officer and Writer
It is likely that we have already heard firsthand from our World War II veterans most of the stories from that dreadful war and that we may not hear many more new ones as these heroes are leaving us at an alarming rate of 800 to 1,000 each and every day.
THE WORLD POST
America's Last Prisoner Of War
The mother and father sit at the kitchen table in their Idaho farmhouse, watching their son on YouTube plead for his life
JPAC Expands Search For Missing Vietnam Servicemen
Bringing home the remains of missing servicemen, like Army Chief Warrant Officer Howes, is part of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting
Investigating Bush-Cheney Torture Policies "By the Book"
Author, journalist, former Congressional candidate
It would be betrayal of the sacrifices of Americans like my grandfather to selectively prosecute the low-level offenders at Abu Ghraib and ignore the policy makers who set the violations of the Geneva Convention in motion.
Folly and Injustice: Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial
Journalist and author of "The Guantanamo Files"
As with justice, logic is in short supply in the executive's approach to terror suspects, who have been deprived of the protections of the Geneva Conventions to make false confessions.
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