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Six months after repeal, military says DADT died quietly

WASHINGTON — Sgt. Pepe Johnson was surprised by the reaction he received when his fellow soldiers learned that he is gay. “They’ve pretty much shrugged it off,” said Johnson, who rejoined the Army last fall after nearly a decade away. … Continue reading

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Latest Email Update

Below is the text of the latest email update shared by VCS with our members. As we enter our second decade, we think it is important to reflect and remind people who we are and what we have done. Especially … Continue reading

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Preventing Military Misconduct Stress Behaviors

January 27, 2012 (Huffington Post) – January 2012 ushered in a new year, but an old, recurring problem for war veterans. According to a January 2012, CareerCast.com article, “The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in 2012,” the No. 1 stressful vocation … Continue reading

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Inside a Secret CIA Prison

December 8, 2011 (MSNBC) – In northern Bucharest, in a busy residential neighborhood minutes from the heart of the capital city, is a secret the Romanian government has long tried to protect. For years, the CIA used a government building … Continue reading

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CIA Won’t Face Sanction for Destroying Tapes

ACLU – VCS Lawsuit Update October 6, 2011 (Courthouse News) – The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups cannot sanction, or find out who is responsible, for the Central Intelligence Agency destroying at least 92 interrogation videotapes of suspected … Continue reading

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Editorial on Houston VA Cemetery: A Family’s Wishes

VCS Agrees with New York Times: Keep Forced and Unwanted Religious Proselytizing Out of Our VA Cemeteries September 7, 2011 (New York Times Editorial Board) – Four years ago, the Bush administration issued a regulation to protect families of veterans … Continue reading

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Top Air Force Official Issues Religious Neutrality Policy in Wake of Truthout’s “Jesus Loves Nukes” Exposé

September 14, 2011 (Truthout) – A top US Air Force official, in an attempt to ensure the Air Force adheres to the Constitution as well as its own regulations and policies, issued guidelines that calls on “leaders at all levels” … Continue reading

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VCS Book Review ~ The Tragic Impact of Bush’s Torture Order on Veterans and Survivors

None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture Written by:  Joshua E. S. Phillips March 3, 2011, Washington, DC (Veterans for Common Sense) – After suffering between 50 million and 70 million deaths, World War II also revealed … Continue reading

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McCain Says Torture Did Not Lead to bin Laden

‘This is a moral debate. It is about who we are,’ says Ariz. Republican, former POW Written by MSNBC May 12, 2011 (MSNBC) – Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques were not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, … Continue reading

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Apr 29, VCS Civil Liberties Victory: Spain to Investigate Bush-Era Torture; VCS Urged Members to Write Spain’s Ambassador

Spanish judge opens Guantanamo investigation April 29, 2009, Madrid, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge opened a probe into the Bush administration over alleged torture of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, pressing ahead Wednesday with a drive that Spain’s own … Continue reading

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