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From Iraq: What Now For IVAW? by T.J. Buonomo:

Under the terms of the Status of Forces Agreement, the US government is legally bound to withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. Barring war with Iran or a sudden flare-up of violence in Iraq, troop withdrawals should proceed roughly within the time line outlined in the SOFA. This presents a raison d'etre question for Iraq Veterans Against the War, founded in opposition to the US military occupation of Iraq. Ryan Endicott, IVAW member and former Marine, at the Memorial at Sea in Seal Beach, California, August 2009 This question has created ambiguity and anxiety within the Veteran wing of the movement accustomed to identifying and drawing moral authority and credibility primarily from firsthand experience in combat or combat support roles. As the military aspect of the conflict takes on an increasingly less prominent role, our authority in the public eye is reduced in significance... Read More

Also In This Issue:

  1. Supporters Rally to Save Our Veterans Land by Steve Crandall
  2. Building a GI and Veterans Movement by IVAW Field Organizing Team [Chantelle Batemen (East Coast), Jason Hurd (Southeast), Aaron Hughes (Central and Team Leader), Joseph Callen (West)]
  3. From the National Office by Bill Branson
  4. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  5. Notes From the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  6. More US Casualties in Afghanistan (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  7. My View - On Generals by John Zutz
  8. My View - On Torture and Safety by John Zutz
  9. Fog of War by Harold Trainer
  10. CA Central Coast Chapter of VVAW: Something New Pays Off by Carolyn Crandall
  11. Oxy, the Smart Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  12. Pleiku Jacket (poem) by Thomas Brinson
  13. New Opportunities for Veterans and GI Counseling by Ray Parrish
  14. VVAW Military Counseling Services Expanded by VVAW
  15. After Action Report: VVAW SE Regional Conference by Willie Hager
  16. Report From The Rear by Gregory Ross
  17. 58,195 (poem) by Tim Bagwell
  18. The Hero (poem) by Paul Hellweg
  19. Kent State 40th Anniversary by Bruce Hyland
  20. Tin Soldiers and Nixon's Army: Murder At Kent State by Bill Davis
  21. A Message from Jose Vasquez, Executive Director of IVAW by Jose Vasquez
  22. The Decision to Hold the G20 Summit in My Home Town by Joyce Wagner
  23. Sullivan Campaign '09: Part 1 by Joshua Noehrenberg
  24. Iraq: What Now For IVAW? by T.J. Buonomo
  25. Iraqi Labor Tour DC Report by Denice Lombard
  26. Sgt. Israel Garcia: The Ritual (poem) by Horace Coleman
  27. Pain (poem) by Paul Hellweg
  28. Winning Was Never An Option in Vietnam by Joe Miller (reviewer)
  29. No Reason For Dying by Horace Coleman (reviewer)
  30. Book Note by Jerry Lembcke
  31. Men Don't Cry by Joseph Giannini
  32. RECOLLECTIONS: Dedicated REMF Then and Dedicated REMF Now by Steve Crandall
  33. With General McChrystal at the Little Big Horn (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger


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