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From Reporting War by David Doyle:

Buzz Doyle, Chicago, Memorial Day rally (1999) During the '91 Gulf War, I was with the Marines 1st Light Armored Infantry Battalion. For the months leading up to and during the air war, we patrolled the Saudi-Kuwait border, going back to a rear area only a couple of times. Standing orders were to turn away any reporters that came to our area. We were to answer questions like where we were from, who we were, what unit we were with, all the standard inquiries. Anything of a less benign nature was met with a refusal to answer, and possibly a menacing response. We learned to play the game. We accepted cigarettes (a full carton once off of a Brit) as a bribe to possibly give more information, but never was anything more said, not that we really knew much ourselves. There were really only a couple of times I personally saw any reporters up on our line. I figure the units behind us must have turned them away before they could even get near our position... Read More

Also In This Issue:

  1. On the Oil-Slicked Road to Empire: Are We Really Safer Now? by Barry Romo, Dave Curry & Joe Miller
  2. From the National Office by Joe Miller
  3. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  4. Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  5. My View by John Zutz
  6. Anti-War March in DC by John Zutz
  7. Chicago Demo report - 3/20/03 by Bill Branson
  8. Peace-Seekers Organize in Switzerland by Edessa Ramos
  9. War In Charge cartoon by Jeff Danziger
  10. Women Rally Against War by Brooke Anderson
  11. Oxy The Smart Bomb cartoon by Billy X. Curmano
  12. Violence Always Goes Too Far by Susan Ives
  13. Quit Making More Combat Veterans by Robert M. Bowman
  14. At the Front cartoon by Jeff Danziger
  15. Statement of Pvt. Wilfredo Torres by Wilfredo Torres
  16. Reporting War by David Doyle
  17. Spring Break: Operation Dire Distress by Bob Riggle
  18. Petition from Veterans Rejected at White House by Jan Barry
  19. Total Support by Ben Chitty
  20. I Support the Troops by Michael Hureaux
  21. Support Our Troops by Fred Samia
  22. Spitting on the Troops: Old Myth, New Rumors by Jerry Lembcke
  23. Chickenhawks, Draft Dodgers and War Resisters by Fritz Efaw
  24. The War Against Ourselves by An Interview with Major Doug Rokke
  25. The Big Picture on Veterans' Health Care by Bruce E. Parry
  26. Lynda Van Devanter (1947-2002) by VVAW
  27. Home Before Morning: For Lynda Van Devanter (1947-2002) by W.D. Ehrhart
  28. Michael L. Reed (1947-2002) by Rachel Garcia
  29. Letter from Vietnam by William Kelly
  30. Songs of Protest by Bill Homans
  31. An Open Letter From the Troops You Support by Todd Arena & Jonathan Hustad
  32. Letter to the Editor by Tony Georges III
  33. Letter to the Editor by Douglas Nelson
  34. Letter to the Editor by Richard Pinkerton
  35. Frequently Asked Questions by Paul Wisovaty
  36. Captain Powell cartoon by Jeff Danziger


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