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Freelance journalist John Lasker was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. His work has appeared in Wired magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Agence...

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Stepmother of Slain Female Soldier Asks Court to Show Leniency


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In a remarkable act of forgiveness, Sylvia McBeth asked a military court to show mercy to her stepdaughter’s killer after an Army investigation that drew sharp criticism from the victim’s family.

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Surviving the Hell of War, and Then Some


A PTSD victim looks for a day when the Army will reform the “boys’ club” atmosphere that makes women soldiers a target for discrimination, harassment and rape.

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No End in Sight for a Family’s Agonizing Guessing Game


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Relatives of a paratrooper fear they will never know why the 19-year-old woman was stabbed to death, even though one Army court-martial has been held and another is about to begin.

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Freelance journalist John Lasker was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. His work has appeared in Wired magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Agence France-Press and Truthdig. Much of what John writes about focuses on human rights, exploited labor and armed conflict.

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