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John Ashcroft to lead Blackwater on ethics: report

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, a controversial and polarizing figure from the Bush-era, will lead the U.S. private security firm Xe Services, Inc. in determining its ethics policies going forward, according to report by Spencer Ackerman of Wired Magazine. XE Services is better known by its original name: Blackwater…

Cold December: Sgt. Spencer Kohlheim hangs himself in his grandmother’s garage after harrowing battles in Iraq and Afghanistan

Read Part I, Part II, and Part III of the story: “One soldier’s harrowing journey from the Iraqi battlefield to suicide” Spencer hanged himself with his phone still displaying his ex-girlfriend’s house number. It was a cold December night, and the last of Sgt. Spencer Kohlheim’s life. He was at…

Exclusive: Iraq vet, rattled by IEDs, ‘carried Ziploc bags full of pills’

Read Part I and Part II of the story: “One soldier’s harrowing journey from the Iraqi battlefield to suicide” The problems deepen: Multiple concussions linked to depression Sgt. Spencer Kohlheim had been wounded on two separate attacks in Iraq.  They were concussions; invisible wounds that caused migraines and led to…

Exclusive: An Iraq veteran’s descent from PTSD to suicide

Coming home to LaGrange (Part I of the story here: One Iraq veteran’s journey from the battlefield to suicide) When we see of images of returning soldiers, more often than not, we see their homecoming.  Young wives or husbands crying with joy, group hugs, children picked up and spun around,…

Exclusive: One Iraq veteran’s harrowing journey from the battlefield to suicide (Part I)

“He said three times that he should have just died in Iraq and I would have loved him forever, because he didn’t think we were going to get back together,” Krissy Caudill, Sgt. First Class Spencer Kohlheim’s fiancée said after his grandmother found him hanging in her garage less than…

Protesters call for Yoo’s employer to investigate him [VIDEO.DE]

PBS’ Spencer Michels reports that John Yoo’s employment at the University of California at Berkeley continues to be a source of controversy. A complete transcript is available here. This video is from PBS’ Newshour, broadcast Oct. 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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