Shooter's War column


Column by Caleb Schaber
Caleb "Shooter" Schaber calls his style of writing as a war correspondent "Ghetto Journalism", meaning he does not have a web of money behind him like other journalists. Not funded by corporate media, Schaber works mostly off donations by a community of friends and fans, uses donated equipment and more than half the time is not paid for his writing, but keeps up the work because few others cover the war from this angle. A cross between Ernie Pyle and Hunter S. Thompson, Schaber started his career as a Gonzo journalist over ten years ago in Seattle. He lived and worked in Afghanistan for eight months in 2005. This is Schaber's forth trip to Iraq in the last three years. He will be traveling around Iraq, meeting soldiers and the Iraqi people, for the next two months.
Inside Politics in Iraq
  Creating democracy is a slow process. The government in United States was not formed over night, but the world was not watching on CNN when that occurred. Iraq has the world's attention as it struggles to embrace a democratically elected gov..read on

“Missing, Wounded or Injured—A Place for Iraqis to go for Answers and Compensation.”
            TAJI, Iraq—My husband is dead, the woman explained through an interpretor. She was covered from head to toe in black burka. Only her eyes showed through.     &nb..read on

The Romanian Mission to Iraq
            CAMP DRACULA, Iraq¡ - Romanian paratroopers in 495th Infantry Battalion  patrol 200 km daily in the Dhi Qar province of Iraq. The 495th is named after "Capt. Stefan Soverth," a R..read on

Combat Art in Iraq
The war in Iraq conjures many images, but few people would think that fine is art is one of them. The tradition of combat art comes from the time before the camera and has been lost down a deeper well than that of black and white negatives. Ste..read on

Iraqi Police Graduate--War still not over
I turned 34 years old a few hours before I drove down Route Irish from Baghdad International Airport to the Green Zone. After spending my first sober birthday in over 10 years, I was reissued my press credentials for working with coalition forces in ..read on




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