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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Cartoon: Soldiers wonder whether Trump is really too smart for intel briefings

Cartoon: Smarting Soldiers

Soldiers in the field question whether President-elect Trump is really too smart for intelligence briefings.

December 15, 2016

Cartoon: Soldiers’ Pay

October 4, 2016

Weekend Reader: ‘Afterwar: Healing The Moral Wounds Of Our Soldiers’

‘Afterwar’ is a lucid, insightful, and compassionate guide to how veterans can recover, so that “minds and not just bodies” can endure.

March 22, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History Of Americans At War’

Senator John McCain and Mark Salter examine war as it was lived, fought, and endured on the ground.

January 3, 2015

Israel Kills Two Palestinians Suspected Of Teens Murders

The two Palestinians suspected of kidnapping and murdering three Jewish teenagers in June were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during a raid on the suspects’ hideout.

September 23, 2014

U.S. Army Invites Women To Try Out For Elite Ranger School

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. Army is inviting female soldiers to apply to the grueling Ranger school, officials said Monday, part of the military’s effort to open the door to women serving in ground combat. The prestigious Ranger school has been closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of […]

September 16, 2014

Iraq Wins Pledge Of Military Support Against IS Militants

Paris (AFP) — The world’s top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by “any means necessary”, including “appropriate military assistance”, as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis. Representatives from around 30 countries and international organisations, including the United States, Russia and China, gathered in Paris as the […]

September 15, 2014

Communication Errors Cited In Friendly-Fire Deaths In Afghanistan

By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Communication errors by troops on the ground and in the air led to the deaths of five American soldiers and one Afghan during a June battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation concluded in a report released Thursday. In one of the deadliest friendly-fire incidents […]

September 5, 2014

Soldier Turned Gun On Herself, Early Reports Say

By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau Fort Lee officials have issued an all-clear after the Army base reported there was an active shooter on its base in central Virginia. In a statement, the Army said first responders arrived Monday morning after a report of a female soldier with a gun inside the Combined Arms Support […]

August 25, 2014

Liberia ‘To Shoot’ People Crossing Border Closed To Halt Ebola

dpa MONROVIA — Liberia’s armed forces were given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighboring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola, local newspaper Daily Observer reported Monday. Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to “shoot on sight” […]

August 18, 2014

Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In Apparent ‘Friendly-Fire’ Strike In Afghanistan

By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Five international soldiers died in a clash with Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan and officials were investigating whether the deaths were the result of friendly fire, the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday. The coalition offered scant details of the incident, which occurred Monday night […]

June 10, 2014
Military, Politics, Republican, Conservative, Identity, Hawks, Tea Party, Iraq War

Nearly One In Five Had Mental Illness Before Enlisting In Army, Study Says

By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times Nearly one in five U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military’s assessment and screening of recruits. More than 8 percent of soldiers had thought about killing […]

March 4, 2014

Army Hires More Counselors, But Soldiers Still Struggling

The past decade of war has significantly altered the global landscape, but it has also had a less obvious effect on soldiers’ mental health. The Army has posted 130 new job openings this week in an effort to increase its staff of substance abuse counselors by about 30 percent. While most people consider employment opportunities […]

August 3, 2011