Stories tagged: Iraq War
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Review: ‘Thank You for Your Service’ reveals a harrowing veteran experience
“Thank You for Your Service” explores the devastation of PTSD suffered by American soldiers returning home in 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Washington Post journalist David Finkel embedded with a …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Judge won’t release Iraq War veteran fighting deportation
An immigration judgedeclined to release an Iraq War veteran from custody Wednesday while he fights the government’s efforts to deport him.
Thu., June 8, 2017
Review: ‘Megan Leavey’ is unique movie about war
Based on a true story, “Megan Leavey” is a unique movie about war. It’s a story of heroism, sacrifice, and connection forged on the battlefield, but it’s remarkable in how …
Tue., May 30, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Ain’t a big surprise – May 31, 1993
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Ex-wife testifies in triple-slaying trial; DNA evidence not linked to suspect
Four hours later than normal, Amanda Constable’s gray Nissan Sentra crested the hill on East Chattaroy Road in the early hours of May 26, 2015 when she first saw the …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
Movie review: Film technology a key part of ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’
Visionary director Ang Lee can shift between intimate, character-driven dramas and spectacle-driven smashes that push the boundaries of cinematic language, and often, he achieves both. Coming off the success of …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Roy Murry triple-homicide trial to begin Monday
Roy H. Murry either planned and carried out a “swift attack” in May 2015, when he shot three members of his estranged wife’s family and then waited in vain to …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
Photo of fallen service members is one for the history books
More than a dozen years ago, Tami Silicio, a native of Edmonds, took a photo of the tunnel-like interior of a cargo plane that held more than 20 flag-draped coffins …
Fri., July 8, 2016
Amy Goodman: Deceptively launched war rages on
War is no joke. In the wake of the Chilcot Report, there should be a serious effort to hold those, like Bush and Blair, accountable for the ongoing death and …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Letters: Blair made early Iraq invasion commitment to Bush
Letters published by the U.K.’s Iraq War Inquiry show that then-Prime Minister Tony Blair assured U.S. President George W. Bush of his support for regime change in Iraq eight months …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 5:42 a.m.
UK’s Iraq War report could make grim reading for Tony Blair
Thirteen years after British troops marched into Iraq and seven years after they left a country that’s still mired in violence, a mammoth official report is about to address the …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
Smart Bombs: Homework on education needed
You can’t fully understand the complexities of funding basic education without reading the two bills the Legislature adopted to accomplish this constitutional mandate. ESHB 2261 and SHB 2776 were passed …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Jamie Tobias Neely: Time to admit Iraq War errors
It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to any television viewer with even a passing acquaintance with Showtime’s “Homeland.” The leader of the Islamic State, speculated to have been killed …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014, 7:24 p.m.
As U.S. hits targets, humanitarian crisis in Iraq worsens
The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from …
Wed., July 2, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Army veteran survived battle, but not its aftermath
Pictures cover the refrigerator in the kitchen at Todd and Renee Watson’s North Side home. In one of them, their son, Cody, smiles out at a camera in 2009. “This …
Fri., June 13, 2014
Veteran overcomes brain injury to obtain master’s at EWU
Chris Carver spent weeks in a coma after encountering an improvised explosive device in Iraq. Doctors gave him little chance of survival; the U.S. Army flew his wife and parents …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Invasion brought years of violence, trauma to Iraq
BAGHDAD – It’s been more than six years since a bomb ripped away the eyes from Shams Karim, killed her mother, and left the little girl, now 7, blind and …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Gravely injured soldier helps other scarred veterans recover
Shawn Graves said a final goodbye to the world as he lost consciousness. A man wearing a suicide vest had blown himself up inside a dining hall in northern Iraq. …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
Veterans’ fertility treatment bill passes U.S. Senate
A bill that would provide in-vitro fertilization coverage through Veterans Affairs unanimously passed the U.S. Senate today.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012
Vestal: Flap over Baumgartner’s expletive misses point
In recent weeks, the 2,000th American soldier died in Afghanistan. And Michael Baumgartner used one expletive.
Mon., July 30, 2012, 8:15 a.m.
US audit: $200M wasted on Iraqi police training
BAGHDAD — U.S. auditors have concluded that more than $200 million was wasted on a program to train Iraqi police that Baghdad says is neither needed nor wanted.
Fri., May 18, 2012
Family believes Iraq fires caused soldier’s death
Lindsay Weidman clutches a picture of her daughter tight to her chest. She’ll carry it during Saturday’s Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in downtown Spokane.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011, 5:13 a.m.
Panetta formally shuts down US war in Iraq
After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2011
Guard members to be honored
Coeur d’Alene soldier Jason Rzepa will receive the Purple Heart in a 6 p.m. ceremony today at Red Lion Templin’s Hotel in Post Falls. Staff Sgt. Rzepa lost both legs …
Sat., July 16, 2011
Crowds honor soldiers as remains come home
More than 400 people lined the streets of Coeur d’Alene Friday afternoon to pay their respects to Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, one of two Coeur d’Alene soldiers killed recently in …
Fri., July 15, 2011, 3:33 p.m.
Hundreds view procession for fallen soldier
More than 400 people lined the streets of Coeur d’Alene on Friday afternoon to pay their respects to Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, one of two Coeur d’Alene soldiers killed recently …
Tue., July 5, 2011
Veteran recalls the fallen
WINCHESTER, Idaho – It’s been more than eight years since Jessica Lynch was taken prisoner in the early days of the Iraq War, but the former Army supply clerk still …
Tue., May 24, 2011, 10:02 p.m.
Fallen soldier remembered as dedicated to family
A Medical Lake soldier was killed Sunday in Baghdad, Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie, 37, died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised …
Fri., March 5, 2010
Vet pleased by Iraq success
Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson has a lot invested in the future of Iraq, and he would like to believe his sacrifice was not in vain. What he saw in …
Sun., Feb. 28, 2010, 1 a.m.
Writing, therapy help Iraq vet cope
The New Year’s Eve party was at a friend’s Coeur d’Alene home, and Kenny McAnally had gone outside for a smoke. Suddenly, fireworks began exploding all around him, and the …