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Here are the top ten articles for the Veterans Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Combat Tour Lengths - A Rough Comparison
The U.S. Army is back to 12 month combat tours again. How does this compare to the wars of yesteryear?

2. Veterans Treatment Court
The city of Buffalo, New York has found an unprecedented way to deal with Veterans in its courtrooms. Is it an experiment that will lead to similar situations throughout the United States?

3. Do Not Write to a Recovering Soldier
An email campaign to send Christmas cards to injured soldiers began in October of 2007, hosted by the American Red Cross. After that program ended, supportive Americans continued what was really a good thing – but they didn’t have all the facts.

4. The Vietnam War Dog D.O.A.
There is no doubt that the K-9 heroes of the Vietnam War saved the lives of soldiers. The dogs were classified as military equipment and as such were disposable. Read more of this sad, but true story.

5. President Ronald Reagan Military Veteran
Second in a series of articles written by Critical Thinking Skills students at Jewett School of the Arts. The question they answer is – Does military experience help or hinder a president or presidential candidate? This one looks at Ronald Reagan.

6. Prayer Shawls for Fallen Soldiers
We all yearn for peace, but as long as we cannot control what goes on around the world, our gifts of love do make a huge difference in the lives of our military families. When they learn of our existence, a large group of Americans who care about their loss, that in itself is comforting. C.Haggerty

7. Veterans Winning the War Against Finances
This is the second article in a two-part series about helping veterans cope and overcome financial problems. Please read Veterans Battle Against Finances first. The steps are: assess the situation, draw up a battle plan, take the high ground, and accept that there will be collateral damage.

8. Military Field Rations Inedible
Military Field Rations have been the bane of every solider. In World War I, it was the'Iron Ration.' In WW II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War, it was some configuration of the 'C-ration,' and now it is the MRE. Soldiers only eat them to survive. Here is a suggestion to make them palatable.

9. Support for OIF Troops!
I asked Ron Clements, founder and owner of Lone Cone Outfitters why the IRS would not grant him non-profit status for his Operation "You Rolled-Thanks" Program where he provided recreation and fun for OIF troops. Here is his response:

10. Eisenhower Military Experience
Tenth in a series of articles written by Critical Thinking Skills students at Jewett School of the Arts. The question they answer is – Does military experience help or hinder a president or presidential candidate? This one looks at Dwight D. Eisenhower.



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