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We ♥ Militarism

Nan Levinson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Nan Levinson

National myths have their purposes, but refusing to examine them or see that they are myths is a form of willful blindness.

Combat PTSD Stigma Made Worse by Fort Hood Shooting Media Coverage

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Harry Croft, M.D

It is extremely challenging to get service members (and others) to get treatment for the symptoms of PTSD with the negative connotations people already heap atop mental illness, let alone with the insinuation that these people are somehow killers in waiting.

How America's Wars Came Home With the Troops

Ann Jones | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Ann Jones

Ivan Lopez's killings at Fort Hood, while on a scale not often matched, are one more marker on a bloody trail of death that leads from Iraq and Afghanistan into the American heartland, to bases and backyards nationwide.

Funeral Held For Fort Hood Victim

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - Mourners gathered in Rolla, Missouri, on Saturday for the funeral of one of three U.S. soldiers killed in a shooting rampage at the Fort H...

Fort Hood Suspect Had Requested Leave: Army

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.07.2014 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shootings at Fort Hood, describing an ei...

Still No 'Concrete Motive'

AP | DANICA COTO and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 04.05.2014 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Despite evidence that suggests Spc. Ivan Lopez had an argument before going on a shooting rampage, investigators said they m...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 4/4/14

John Zipperer | Posted 06.04.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you start celebrating the weekend, find out how much you know about this week's news by taking the latest Week to Week news quiz.

Mental Health Not Main Factor In Fort Hood Shooting: Official

AP | DANICA COTO and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 06.04.2014 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Fort Hood soldier who gunned down three other military men before killing himself had an argument with colleagues in his...

Dad Of Fort Hood Shooter Says Son 'Must Not Have Been In Right Mind'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.04.2014 | Crime

The shooter who killed three fellow soldiers at Fort Hood this week was "surely affected" by the recent deaths of his mother and grandfather, accordin...

How To Help Fort Hood Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

As investigations into Wednesday’s Fort Hood shooting continue to unfold, officials have asked supporters to donate what they can to help the victim...

Fort Hood Gunman's Mental Condition Not 'Direct Precipitating Factor'

AP | DANICA COTO and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 06.04.2014 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The Fort Hood soldier who gunned down three other military men before killing himself had an argument with colleagues in his ...

Vets Respond To Fort Hood Shooting: Let's End The Stigma Around Mental Health Issues

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s mass shooting at Fort Hood, veterans and mental health advocates stressed the importance of reducing the stigma arou...

Mental Illness and Guns Aren't the Enemy: Ignorance Is

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Paul Heroux

America is saddened by the tragic shooting a Fort Hood on April 2, 2014. The loss of life of anyone is difficult but there is an added level of traged...

Fort Hood Gunman's Rampage Baffles Hometown

AP | DANICA COTO and HOLBROOK MOHR and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — He grew up in Puerto Rico, played percussion in his high school band, spent nearly a decade in the National Guard, se...

Argument Between Suspect And Soldiers May Have Preceded Fort Hood Shooting

AP | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Reid Urges Congress To Revisit Background Checks After Another Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged Congress on Thursday to reconsider legislation to expand background checks in the wake ...

Same Store Reportedly Sold Both Fort Hood Shooters Their Guns

Posted 04.03.2014 | Crime

The man who killed three people and wounded 16 others before committing suicide at Fort Hood reportedly purchased his killing weapon at the same gun s...

Fort Hood Shooting: What We Know About Ivan Lopez

David Lohr | Posted 04.03.2014 | Crime

An initial portrait of Ivan Lopez, the Iraq War veteran allegedly responsible for the mass shooting Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, is slowly emergi...

The Military-Civilian Divide on Gun Laws, and Ft. Hood

Jon Soltz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Jon Soltz

With news that another shooting tragedy has hit Ft. Hood, my heart is breaking for the families of those who were wounded and killed by a gunman who is said to have purchased a gun, off-base, brought it on to the base, and unleashed carnage. While many details are still unknown, it is too early to talk about what may have triggered this incident and what, specifically, could have stopped it. But even when we do know all the details, until civilian law matches military law on guns, we unfortunately must brace ourselves for the possibility of more of these tragedies.

Army Says Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Saw No Combat In Iraq

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 04.03.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of...

Fort Hood Shooter Identified

Posted 04.04.2014 | Crime

Ivan Lopez has been identified as the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday, according to U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texa...