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