TITLE

A soldier's story: deceived, yet dedicated, Part 1

AUTHOR(S)
Arinde, Nayaba
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;1/18/2004, Vol. 98 Issue 4, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the views of an unnamed New York-born gunnery sergeant about the U.S. military policy for Iraq War 2003. He feels that he and his colleagues are victims of political manipulation and are disheartened. He says that he is fighting a war that he does not believe in. He has returned from his third tour in Iraq and knows that he is heading back there soon. He is opposed to President George W. Buhs's demand for 22,000 more troops in Iraq.
ACCESSION #
24419602

 

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