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Army Suicides Up 80 Percent Since Iraq War Start

The number of suicides in the U.S. Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday.


US military struggles to teach troops to respect Quran

REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON — Troops serving in Afghanistan were advised never to touch the Quran, never to place anything on top of one, and to keep it off the floor and out of bathrooms. They were even told never to “talk badly” about it.


Afghan air force probed in drug running investigation

The U.S. is investigating allegations that officials in the Afghan air force, funded largely by the U.S., have been using aircraft to ferry narcotics and illegal weapons around the country, American officials told The Wall Street Journal.


AF Leaders Endure Hill Hits Over Guard, Reserve Plans

Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, head of the Air National Guard, has sat silently behind his boss and watched as members of Congress lined up to take shots at Air Force leadership on behalf of his Guard.


Hunt for missing US troops set to resume in NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wounded in both legs and wearing a U.S. Army field coat peppered with bullet holes, 1st Lt. Robert Schmitt led a desperate U.S. hilltop assault against advancing Chinese forces in one of the bloodiest battles of the Korean War. He never returned.


Marine’s Facebook Page Tests Military Rules

SAN DIEGO — Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn’t follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama.


285 soldiers’ PTSD diagnoses were reversed by Madigan team

The Army Medical Command has identified some 285 Madigan Army Medical Center patients whose diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder were reversed as they went through a screening process for possible medical retirements, according to U.S. Senator Patty Murray. Last month, Madigan’s screeners for post-traumatic stress syndrome were removed from that duty while the Army Medical Command investigates why diagnoses were changed.








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