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Healing The Hidden Wounds of War: Treating The Combat Veteran With PTSD at Risk For Suicide

Herbert Hendin | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Herbert Hendin

Veterans with severe guilt over their combat experiences are likely to have punitive nightmares and are at highest risk for suicide. Understanding the subjective, perceptive experience of combat to the veteran is a crucial step to success in treating these veterans.

WATCH: Community Gives Triple Amputee Dream Wedding

Posted 05.13.2013 | Weddings

Marine Corporal and triple amputee Juan Dominguez and his now-wife, Alexis Dominguez, were given a huge gift by their community last month. Juan lo...

Lynne Peeples

Brain Injuries From Boston Explosions May Emerge Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living

It's one of the heart-wrenching images now etched into our minds: A Boston Marathon runner blown off his feet by a bomb blast -- one of two explosions...

How Can You Help Returning Vets, Especially Our Wounded?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Robinson

There are many other injured men and women who don't have a visible scar who are no less injured. What can be done for them? How can Americans help?

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan At Greater Risk Of IED Attacks Due To Contractor Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan are facing a greater threat from roadside bombs due to shoddy and incomplete work on a major highway by contr...

WATCH: Taylor Morris, Quadruple Amputee, Dances With Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact

Taylor Morris and Danielle Kelly's love story is a captivating one: Morris was hit by an explosive device while serving in Afghanistan and became one ...

Bomb Blast In Afghanistan Kills 6 NATO Service Members

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed six NATO service members, on a day where a total of 29 people died from road...

Father And Son Veterans Help Each Other Heal After Brain Injuries

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MOORPARK, Calif. — The crisply ironed uniforms of the father and son hang side by side in what they have dubbed the "Marine Corps closet," a dar...

Making Afghanistan Safe

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

"'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it": US Army Major to Peter Arnett 2/07/68 Vietnam "We had to destroy them to make them safe": Mu...

When Manholes Explode, New Yorkers Shrug

Tom Bisky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Bisky

As audio-visual phenomena, the volcanic blasts from manhole-accessed underground pipes are nothing short of spectacular -- but we New Yorkers are getting used to them.

Bombing on the Analysis of the Times Square Bomb Plot

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.

How IEDs Are Wrecking NATO's Afghanistan Strategy

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Round-up of the latest AfPak news: How IEDs are wrecking NATO's Afghanistan strategy. The Guardian's James Denselow notes Washington has spent over...

Defusing Explosive Landscapes

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

IEDs are the ideal metaphor for the American-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Despite all its firepower and money, the US has been unable to defuse these weapons of the weak.

The Hurt Locker: Beyond Movie Magic

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

Whether or not The Hurt Locker deservedly wins Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards, it has earned its place on the list of movies that Americans should see.

"IRAQ: An Environmental Cesspool"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Burn pit tests in war zones have shown that the fires release dioxins, benzene and volatile organic compounds, including substances known to cause cancer.