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Vets exposed to bomb blasts may have brain injury and not know it


Veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who were exposed to intense explosions caused largely by IEDs -- improvised explosive devices planted along roadways to target military vehicles -- may have suffered brain injuries without demonstrating any symptoms.

Is this even America? Local bar ordered to remove sign thanking veterans for their service


You may not always agree with our country's decisions to send troops to certain parts of the world, but holding the men and women who do the fighting in contempt is not right, no matter how you feel about U.S. foreign policy.

PTSD successfully treated with integrative treatments: Healing touch and guided imagery

A newly released study has found that healing touch, in combination with guided imagery (HT+GI) provides dramatic clinical reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, symptoms for military personnel who have been exposed to combat.

GIs Used As Guinea Pigs for Experiments with Chemical Weapons

Ken Lamb had just completed Airborne "jump" school at Ft. Bragg in 1966 when his commander asked for volunteers for some "experiments" at Ft. Detrick, MD. He remembers that it was the promise of a three-day pass, which would allow him to see his fiancée in New York, that clinched the deal.

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Insurance companies, government steals life insurance benefits from PTSD veterans who commit suicide Learn more: http://www.nat

There is despicable, there is diabolical, and there are both. This appears to be a story about the latter./strong>

More US Soldiers Committed Suicide Than Died in Combat

For the second year (2010) in a row, more US soldiers killed themselves (468) than died in combat (462). “If you… know the one thing that causes people to commit suicide, please let us know,” General Peter Chiarelli told the Army Times, “because we don’t know.” Suicide is a tragic but predictable human reaction to being asked to kill – and watch your friends be killed – particularly when it’s for a war based on lies. Perhaps being required to bag the mangled flesh of fellow soldiers could be another reason that some are committing suicide.