Category Archives: National Security Articles & News

Pentagon Report Calls Climate Change a “National Security Threat Multiplier”

The Pentagon released a landmark report this week, “asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as … Continue reading

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VCS Among 35 Organizations Calling for Stronger U.S. Humanitarian Engagement in Iraq

August 4, 2014 (Washington, DC) – This week 35 nationally respected organization, including Veterans for Common Sense, joined together in a call for a robust U.S. response to the growing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Iraq. At least 8,060 civilians … Continue reading

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VCS In the News

Veterans for Common Sense members’ advocacy has been in the press a lot this week.  See the round-up below: Letter to the editor on revenue neutral carbon tax, a national security issue, by John Darovec:   Article on Gulf War Illness treatment research citing … Continue reading

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Gene Jones on U.S. Intervention in Syria/Iraq

Gene Jones is President of Florida Veterans for Common Sense (FLVCS) and a member of the Veterans for Common Sense Board of Directors.  He lives in Sarasota, Fla. *** By Gene Jones Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:00 a.m., … Continue reading

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Army Surgeon General’s Office questions use of tests to decide PTSD diagnosis

May 7, 2012 (Fayetteville Observer) – Two years ago, Fort Bragg Sgt. Jody Lee Piercy was ordered to take a battery of psychological tests to determine whether he was faking his service-related ailments. After the testing, medical records show, a … Continue reading

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US Army examines why some soldiers avoid PTSD care, strategies to keep them in treatment

May 7, 2012 (Science Codex) – U.S. Army researcher Maj. Gary H. Wynn, M.D., shared new analysis on why some Soldiers suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) never seek care or drop out of treatment early during a presentation … Continue reading

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Army Will Reshape Training, With Lessons From Special Forces

From the NYTIMES.com By THOM SHANKER Published: May 2, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Army is reshaping the way many soldiers are trained and deployed, with some conventional units to be placed officially under Special Operations commanders and others assigned to regions … Continue reading

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Torturing Bin Laden

Al-Qaida documents show Obama was right about targeting Islam… From Slate.com By William Saletan|Posted Monday, March 19, 2012, at 8:25 AM ET Two years ago, President Obama changed the way the U.S. government talked about its conflict with Osama Bin … Continue reading

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