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The veterans will tell their stories—shaping the narrative of the forever wars

The veterans will tell their stories: the individual, poignant bits that help people to understand and to care. They already tell the tales, stories with beginnings, middles, and endings, stories that will need to be sorted into something we can bear, that will help us heal. Stories told to friends’ parents, and to their own. To lovers, bosses, and acquaintances.... Read more»

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Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

In nearly two decades of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Here is our brief tribute to them.... Read more»3

'The enemy is lurking in our bodies' - women veterans say toxic exposure caused breast cancer

Numbers for breast cancer in military women have been high for years, but as veterans returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rumors began to swirl: The cancers are hitting young—and they’re extraordinarily aggressive.... Read more»

Veterans' cemeteries go virtual for Memorial Day services this year

In a bow to COVID-19 health concerns, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will be going online with the annual Memorial Day ceremony and related events at the state’s three military cemeteries.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Remembering Mountain View: 5 local kids killed in Iraq & Afghanistan wars

As we get older, Memorial Day becomes a kids’ holiday and that’s when we realize the true cost of war. It's a price Mountain View High School knows too well. ... Read more»

U.S. airstrike kills terrorist leader who planned Kenya attack that caused Tucson man's death

A "precision airstrike" this week killed the Al-Shabaab leader who planned an a January attack on a U.S. training base in which three Americans died, including Dustin Harrison of Tucson, officials said.... Read more»

2 Az Republicans vote against Trump on war powers

The U.S. House voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for the use of military force that allowed the George W. Bush administration to wage war against Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally & Sinema's Trump impeachment votes will tell about their own 'corruption'

Ignoring the facts of Donald Trump's impeachment case would be a case of the U.S. Senate giving up on fight against corruption. In that case, they're all open to baseless allegations. Let me show them how.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers, House, split on vote demanding end attacks on Iran

Arizona lawmakers split along party lines Thursday as the House passed a nonbinding resolution calling on the president to end the use of U.S. military “to engage in hostilities in or against Iran or any part of its government or military.” ... Read more»

Tucson pilot among Americans killed in Kenya terror attack

A Tucson man was among those killed in a weekend assault on a base in Africa — reportedly part of a terrorist response to the U.S. assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday.... Read more»

Analysis

John McCain helped build a country that no longer reflects his values

John McCain ends his career honorably and bravely, but with hostility from the White House, marginal influence in the Republican-controlled Senate, and a public less receptive to the positions he has long embodied. ... Read more»

Phoenix native killed in Army chopper crash in Iraq

A U.S. Army Special Operations helicopter pilot who was born in Phoenix died Monday after a crash in Iraqi Kurdistan. Flags across Arizona will fly at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of CWO 3 Taylor J. Galvin, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Talton: The winter of our discontent

We've made it through the first year of the presidency of Donald Trump (let that name attached to that title sink in) without a nuclear war with North Korea. But there's next year.... Read more»

A moment of silence on Veterans Day

TucsonSentinel.com will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in recognition of the sacrifices of those who have served the United States and our allies, their families, and those who paid the ultimate price in war.... Read more»

Flake, Kaine renew call for Congress to weigh in on ongoing military strikes

When Congress first authorized military action against terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Jeff Flake was a freshman in the House and Tim Kaine was still mayor of Richmond. Today, both are U.S. senators and the county is still waging war under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force – a vote they say it’s time to revisit.... Read more»

Trump hits media, promises gov't shutdown over border wall funding

President Trump rallied about 5,000 supporters in Phoenix on Tuesday, spending almost a third of his time railing on how the press covered his response to the violence in Chartlottesville last week, and saying he'd shut down the government to get funding for his border wall.... Read more»

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