Michael "Sonny" Trimble stands in the middle of an Iraqi desert, inches from the razor-sharp blade of an 80,000-pound track-hoe. His nose practically grazes the earth as Wade Ricard, the machine operator, scrapes away the sun-roasted dirt with the touch of a microsurgeon, centimeter by centimeter. The pair has been digging for a week and has not yet detected any change in the soil color: the subtle sign that... More >>>
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courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by Da
St. Louis Corps of Engineers paralegal Kelly Bertoglio had
never traveled beyond North America when she joined the
Iraq Mass Graves Investigation Team in summer 2004.