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Archive for War

Photo Project – American Soldier

The Denver Post put together this amazing website for a photo documentary following an American Soldier from high school graduation through his experience in the army in Iraq. Beautifully done, no matter what opinions you may have about the war.

From a Very Short List daily email:

For most of us, the realities of the Iraq war are limited to stark headlines and 30-second news clips. Occasionally, however, we get a bit more. Ian Fisher: American Soldier, a photo documentary by Denver Post photojournalist Craig Walker, offers a stark look into the enlisted life through the struggles of one (painfully young-looking) American soldier.

With more than 200 photographs divided into eight chapters, Walker’s series chronicles 27 months of Fisher’s life—beginning with his graduating high school in 2007 through his basic training, his time in Iraq and his eventual return home. The pictures are remarkable for their intimacy and detail—the harsh neon lighting of the recruitment office; the nervous recruits reciting the Oath of Enlistment; the cramped quarters of an armored Humvee; the broken Iraqi countryside.

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U.S. Soldier Shoots 5 of His Comrades to Death

From NY Times:

The United States military said Monday that five American soldiers had been shot to death by a fellow soldier who opened fire on them at one of the biggest American bases in Baghdad, and that the suspected shooter was in custody.

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