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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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Complaints about Warrior Transition Battalion also found at Fort Drum

February 26, 2012 (Fayetteville Observer) – A recent federal review of a program for wounded soldiers at Fort Drum, N.Y., uncovered serious shortcomings that echo allegations made by soldiers in Fort Bragg’s Warrior Transition Battalion. Among the many deficiencies cited … Continue reading

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Preventing Military Misconduct Stress Behaviors

January 27, 2012 (Huffington Post) – January 2012 ushered in a new year, but an old, recurring problem for war veterans. According to a January 2012, CareerCast.com article, “The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in 2012,” the No. 1 stressful vocation … Continue reading

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Active-Duty Soldiers Take Their Own Lives at Record Rate

January 19, 2012 (New York Times) – Suicides among active-duty soldiers hit another record high in 2011, Army officials said on Thursday, although there was a slight decrease if nonmobilized Reserve and National Guard troops were included in the calculation. … Continue reading

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Key Points of President’s State of the Union Address

January 24, 2012 (CNN) – Here are key initiatives from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night: • Implementation of a minimum tax for multinational companies, which would fund additional tax breaks for companies that create jobs … Continue reading

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First Lady Unveils Plan to Improve TBI, PTSD Care

January 12, 2012 (Military.com) – Speaking Wednesday to an auditorium packed with camouflage-clad soldiers and medical students in white lab coats, first lady Michelle Obama announced a new initiative to help doctors better identify, understand and treat the invisible wounds … Continue reading

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A Hard Homecoming

Budget battles and a stagnant economy greet America’s soldiers as they return from Iraq and Afghanistan December 15, 2011 (The Economist) -BRETT QUINZON did two tours in Iraq before leaving active duty in May. Originally from Minnesota, Mr Quinzon now … Continue reading

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