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Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

As long as there are people who will agree to fight to kill others for the whims of a nation state’s leaders, we will continue to have war. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2014 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

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METRO | GI coffeehouse, Iraq vets respond to latest Fort Hood tragedy

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 7, 2014 KILLEEN — When Spec. Ivan A. Lopez opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood on April 2, he killed four people and wounded 16 more. He was one … finish reading METRO | GI coffeehouse, Iraq vets respond to latest Fort Hood tragedy

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Lamar W. Hankins : We Must Heal Our Wounded Vets

Wounded Army vet waiting for a prescription for anti-seizure medication at a Colorado Springs doctor’s office. Photo by Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette. We must ‘heal the wounded’:The military’s abuse of enlistees At this point, almost a decade since … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : We Must Heal Our Wounded Vets

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Clare Bayard : Veterans and the Healing Process

AWOL soldier Jeff Hanks speaks about the effects of PTSD on his family, Nov. 11, near Ft. Campbell in Oak Grove, Ky. Photo by Robert Smith / AP.Healing from empire:Anti-war veterans redefine Veterans Day By Clare Bayard / The Rag … finish reading Clare Bayard : Veterans and the Healing Process

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Lamar W. Hankins : After Veterans Day, Business As Usual

Photo by John Gomez / AP.Now, back to Fox News…Veterans’ Day is over Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : After Veterans Day, Business As Usual

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Jim Turpin : Military Suicides, PTSD at All-Time High

Under the Hood Café near Ft. Hood in Killeen Texas is a place where active duty GIs and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan can discuss the debilitating effects of war. Photo from Under the Hood / Flickr.Texas’ Fort Hood sets … finish reading Jim Turpin : Military Suicides, PTSD at All-Time High

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Clare Bayard : Soldiers Charge Troops Unprepared for Deployment

Troops in Afghanistan: How prepared are they? Photo by Brennan Linsley /AP.Army Weak:Reserve members facing deploymentCharge their company not fit for battle By Clare Bayard / The Rag Blog / August 12, 2010 See ‘A call to action at Fort … finish reading Clare Bayard : Soldiers Charge Troops Unprepared for Deployment

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Jim Turpin : Cutting Through the ‘Fog of War’

Fog of war. Image from Thomas Paine’s Corner.Rules of engagement:U.S. brutality in the combat zones The chain of command gave orders to fire indiscriminately at civilians even when soldiers made efforts to refuse such orders. By Jim Turpin / The … finish reading Jim Turpin : Cutting Through the ‘Fog of War’

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Dahr Jamail : Eric Jasinski, the Army, and PTSD

Eric Jasinski at benefit for Under the Hood Cafe, May 24, 2010. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Ft. Hood’s Eric Jasinski:PTSD soldier punished by army Jasinski’s case is representative of a growing number of soldiers returning from the … finish reading Dahr Jamail : Eric Jasinski, the Army, and PTSD

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Eric Jasinski : Treating PTSD With Jail Time

Spc. Eric Jasinski.Went AWOL seeking help for PTSD:Eric Jasinski released from Texas jailBy Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / April 23, 2010 Eric Jasinski is being released from the Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, tomorrow morning, April 24. … finish reading Eric Jasinski : Treating PTSD With Jail Time

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PTSD and the Military : Soldiers Go AWOL to Get Help

Photo illustration by Jennifer Clampet / USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs.Military health care inadequate:GI’s go AWOL for PTSD treatmentBy Dahr Jamail / December 13, 2009 MARFA, Texas — With a military health care system over-stretched by two ongoing wars in Afghanistan … finish reading PTSD and the Military : Soldiers Go AWOL to Get Help

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John Ross : Days of Dementia in Obamalandia

The Zhu Zhu virtual hamster: Dementia in Obamalandia. Photo by Rex Larsen / The Grand Rapids Press.On the loose in Obamalandia:Days of Dementia (‘Is the war over yet?’) Yes, Baracko, the economy is booming again for Chinese-made mechanical hamsters but … finish reading John Ross : Days of Dementia in Obamalandia

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