Philippines Murder Case
'Juicy Bars' in South Korea
Stars and Stripes' coverage of the controversy over "juicy bars," the seedy entertainment establishments commonly clustered near the gates of U.S. military bases across South Korea. Prostitution and indentured servitude have been everyday realities at many of these popular hangouts for American soldiers, according to bar girls, many of whom were enticed from the Philippines to work in the South Korean bars with false promises that they could earn legitimate incomes as singers and entertainers.
AFRICOM in the Congo
Trainees try to be a force that can overcome child-abducting rebels – and their
own horrific past
Part 2: How much and how long can the U.S. invest? Plus, a timeline of Congo’s mixed history with the U.S.
Part 3: Sowing sustainability in a land of hungry soldiers
As he launched the U.S. invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003, President George W. Bush laid out America’s goals: “to disarm Iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger.” More than seven years later, whether the mission has finally been accomplished is far less clear. In this series, "The Long Goodbye," Stars and Stripes looks at the costs of the war through the eyes of Iraqis and Americans and asks: What difference did we really make?
Stars and Stripes reporters and photographers traveled to Iraq, Kuwait and Fort Drum, N.Y., chronicling the lives of the “Triple Deuce” — the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division — both soldiers and their families. As with most deployed units, there was triumph and tragedy. And when they came home, life was not the same.