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newyorker:

In November, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will unveil an exhibition on war photography unprecedented in scale and ambition. The origins of “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” can be traced back to the museum’s acquisition—ten years ago—of the first known print of Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima.

Click-through for a slideshow (on our revamped Photo Booth blog) of images, and more from Elissa Curtis on the exhibit: http://nyr.kr/R5kzn8

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anarchyagogo:

‘We send these kids off to war — we make them see things people otherwise wouldn’t have to see. Then we expect them to come back and behave like the rest of us. It’s breaking my heart.’ (via Heartbreaking Photos Of A Troubled Iraq War Veteran Win Pulitzer Prize)

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futurejournalismproject:

Young Women in Chechnya

Via Boston.com:

Photojournalist Diana Markosian spent the last year and half covering Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region. This year she started a personal project entitled “Goodbye My Chechnya” documenting the lives of young Chechen women as they come of age in the aftermath of war. She writes, “For young women in Chechnya the most innocent acts could mean breaking the law. A Chechen girl caught smoking is cause for arrest; while rumors of a couple engaging in pre-martial relations can result in her killing. The few girls who dare to rebel become targets in the eyes of Chechen authorities. After nearly two decades of vicious war and 70 years of Soviet rule, during which religious participation was banned, modern-day Chechnya is going through Islamic revival. The Chechen government is building mosques in every village, prayer rooms in public schools, and enforcing a stricter Islamic dress code for both men and women. This photo essay chronicles the lives of young Muslim girls who witnessed the horrors of two wars and are now coming of age in a republic that is rapidly redefining itself as a Muslim state.”

Image: Kazbek Mutsaev, 29, fires celebratory gun shots as part of an age-old wedding tradition in Chechnya, by Diana Markosian. Via Boston.com, Young Women in Chechnya.

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The military slang for a man killed by a drone strike is ‘bug splat,’ since viewing the body through a grainy-green video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.

Michael Hastings, The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret

You know, from the ground, individuals who are killed by drones don’t exactly look like “bug splat.” This drone culture is perverse because warfare is being made to look more and more like a video game and without having to see the disturbing realities of war, we become disconnected from our fellow man, dehumanizing the so-called targets and inviting less calculated violence.

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latimes:

As last U.S. troops exit Iraq, they leave a troubled land behind:  With little understanding of each other, Iraq and the U.S. collided in a long, brutal war that exacted a terrible price from both. They separate with very different understandings of what happened.
Photo credits: Times staff and wire photos

latimes:

As last U.S. troops exit Iraq, they leave a troubled land behind: With little understanding of each other, Iraq and the U.S. collided in a long, brutal war that exacted a terrible price from both. They separate with very different understandings of what happened.

Photo credits: Times staff and wire photos

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

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nbcnews:

NBC News correspondent Richard Engel reports via Twitter: The gate to #iraq is closed. Soldier just told me, ‘that’s it, the war is over’ http://bit.ly/uz1jQg

We won! The war on terror is over! Terror has surrendered!

… what?

(And let’s not talk about all those private contractors…)

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