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Conflict & Justice

I was a soldier in a war I hated, and today I remember my fallen comrades

Every memorial day, I think about Wild Bill Wood, and also Danny, Frost, Carver, Riv, Culbreth, Spike and the other people I saw die, but never learned their names or knew their stories. I think about my own place in the world, what it means to be grateful to have been a soldier in a war I hated, and how that war changed me, how it changed a tiny sliver of my generation.

Conflict & Justice

'She fought the best way she knew how'

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Her killer sentenced to prison Saturday, slain AP war photographer Anja Niedringhaus will be remembered for her searing works and a courage that battle-hardened soldiers respected. Writes one former Marine: "She lived it: the stale sweat, the sand, the blood, the joy of a successful op when everyone comes home and the deep anguish of loss when someone you may have just been talking to moments ago doesn’t."

Global Scan

Uganda says AIDS is on the rise because condoms are too small

Ugandan men are apparently loathe to use condoms because the international issue, one-size-fits-all version isn't big enough for them. And while that might seem like bragging or an excuse, Uganda is seeing AIDs infection rates, once tamed, on the rise again. Meanwhile, a court in New York is considering whether chimps should have some "human rights." And eating healthy really does cost more. All that, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

I was a soldier in a war I hated, and today I remember my fallen comrades

Every memorial day, I think about Wild Bill Wood, and also Danny, Frost, Carver, Riv, Culbreth, Spike and the other people I saw die, but never learned their names or knew their stories. I think about my own place in the world, what it means to be grateful to have been a soldier in a war I hated, and how that war changed me, how it changed a tiny sliver of my generation.

Global Scan

This is a message for US drone pilots: we are not bugs

How do you let drone pilots dropping bombs by remote control know the consequences of their actions? Some Afghan artists are using a giant photo. And a journalist now claims the US didn't attack Syria's government after evidence of chemical warfare emerged because it may not have been Assad's fault. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.