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High School Honors Graduates Who Fell in Iraq

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IEDs Now Form a Part of Army Base's Training

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Pentagon Asks for $25 Billion for War Equipment

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Powell Says Bush's Tribunal Plan Would Backfire

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A Texas Family Mourns Son Lost in Iraq

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Maryland Soldier Loved the Army Life

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Military Families Fill Void with 'Flat Daddies'

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Writing the Book on Survival for Military Widows

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Who'll Stop the War -- Democrats or Republicans?

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'Black Watch' Play Depicts Scottish Soldiers in Iraq

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The War in Videos, Live Now on the Web

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Views of Iraq from Indiana

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Knowing Haditha Could Happen; Wishing It Didn't

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A Soldier Committed to the End

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Arizona Lawmaker Headed for Iraq on Guard Duty

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