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12 Years Later, a Mystery of Chemical Exposure in Iraq Clears Slightly

NY Times, by C.J. Chivers: Since last fall, the United States military has acknowledged that American soldiers found thousands of abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq, and that hundreds of troops notified the military medical system that they believed they had been exposed to them. The military acknowledged the exposures after years of secrecy — and of -->

Veterans courts soaring in demand as teams of volunteers seek to help military defendants

By John Sharp. AL.com:  The numbers of veterans’ courts have exploded in recent years. Last year, there were nearly 200 in operation around the U.S. serving more than 10,000 veterans who might otherwise be incarcerated, according to a CBS News report. The rise in specialized courts comes at a time when veterans from Iraq and -->