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Is the military tinting blue?

January 9, 2007 - Last week we blogged about the big Military Times poll which got short shrift in the media, despite its eye-opening findings that under a third of U.S. service member approve of Bush's handling of the Iraq war and only 41% think the war was a good idea.

From Texas to Turkey: Profiting from war

December 1, 2006 - As Facing South readers know, the military is a big factor in the politics and economics of the South. More of our country's troops come from the South, and more are based in the South, than any other region in the country.

The South at War: Lebanon/Israel

July 28, 2006 - At times, it can seem that the escalating Lebanon/Israel conflict is a distant battle over which the U.S. -- aside from the ocassional diplomatic visit -- has little control. But as the Institute showed in its report "The South at War," we're more closely implicated than we think, especially south of the Mason/Dixon line.

Where do veterans live?

November 11, 2005 - Here on Veteran's Day, I was looking at the Census data on where veterans live by state. I thought this was interesting:

Southerners and the Milestone

October 25, 2005 - Given our previous blog entry, perhaps it's not surprising that of the five U.S. servicemen confirmed this week by the DoD to have been killed in Iraq, four were from the South:

Taking the Fall

May 3, 2005 - Today, Rep. Henry Waxman's Committee on Government Reform (Minority Office) draws attention to a recent GAO study critiquing the administration's use of Virginia-based contractor CACI International to interrogate prisoners in Iraq.