Category Archives: National Security Articles & News

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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Army Suicide Rates Soar Since Start Of Afghanistan And Iraq Wars

March 8, 2012 (Business and Health) – The Army suicide rate has soared since the beginning of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, according to a new study. The number of army suicides increased by 80 percent between 2004 and 2008, … Continue reading

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