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June 13th, 2010
02:42 PM ET

Mother: Please tell me my son is not dead

General Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, says it is likely U.S. troop casualties will rise throughout the summer, even to fall.

Those deaths aren't just numbers. They are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends of the people here at home. T.J. Holmes reports on how one family is coping on the lost of their son, Sgt. Brandon Bury.

February 5th, 2010
02:11 PM ET

Hollywood's Version of Iraq

It's not just a movie make-believe mantra....our troopers say it daily. Now real-life hits Hollywood with "The Hurt Locker" nominated for nine Academy Awards. It's the story of explosives detonation teams, on the frontlines in Iraq. It's 131 minutes of emotion. CNN's Kyra Phillips spoke with the star of the movie, Oscar- nominated actor Jeremy Renner.