Plans are being drawn up for two different memorials to Vermonters killed in
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, the public has been asked to help plan one of the
Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen says U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq as quickly as possible.
Democratic governor didn’t give a timetable. She is hoping for a rematch with
Republican incumbent John Sununu in November.
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The House today overcame objections from the business community and approved a
bill targeted at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant; At least three Vermonters are among U.S. service members stranded in
Kuwait even though they’re supposed to be headed back from Iraq and
least three Vermonters are among U.S. service members stranded in Kuwait even though they’re supposed to be headed back from Iraq and Afghanistan.
VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, the same delays that have fouled commercial airline
schedules are now affecting the military.
Back in 2004, Army Vice-Chief of Staff general Richard Cody said the U.S. Army was out of balance. He spoke critically, and publicly, about what he felt were demands being placed on U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan that stretched and stressed soldiers and their families.
He speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
New Hampshire Senator
Judd Gregg has introduced a bill calling for Iraq to start matching U.S. funding
assistance for reconstruction on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Gregg says he
remains deeply concerned with reports of waste, fraud and abuse of U.S. taxpayer
dollars in Iraq. He says the bill initiates a transition process
where Iraqi funds are used to develop Iraq.
group of congressmen says the tax-filing deadline is a good time to take stock
of one of the biggest expenses in the federal budget – the Iraq war.
Peter Welch says Vermont’s share of the spending on Iraq is $760 million.