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Dwell Time

Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed

Steve Horn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogBurlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trai...

Army Record Suicide Rate Continues, and Will Continue for Some Time

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The Army reported that suicides are yet again at an all time high. This isn't to say every soldier deployed frequently and for long periods will kill him or herself. But there's a "significant link" for many of those who do.

Questions Obama Has To Answer Tonight

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

By deploying an additional 34k troops, without speeding up the departure from Iraq, our force will remain overstretched. How does the administration reconcile this issue?

Jason Linkins

"Dwell Time" For Troops Largely Ignored By Media | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I was a little surprised this Sunday when two interviews with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates failed to yield any serious questions on whether ...

Thanks... Again And Again And Again

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As our soldiers watch the "thanks to the troops" videos during the football games today, they will be thinking one thing: "How many more Thanksgivings am I going to have to watch these videos from over here?"

Afghanistan: A Broken Promise to Military Families

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

For the last several years, our Armed Forces have been plagued by a lack of what is known as dwell time -- the amount of time Soldiers have at home with their families between deployments.

More Dwell Time for Our Troops

Bobby Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bobby Muller

This bill, which would restore an approximately 1:2 ratio of time deployed to time at home, will help ensure that our brave soldiers have the time they need to rest, recuperate, and retrain.